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Shop Upgrades #24: Band Saw Fence Part 2

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 09-25-2016 11:14 PM 288 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Finished modified install of Kreg Band Saw Fence to my Craftsman 14” BS. Tried it out with good results :-)

Originally I was going to build a extended table on top, but that would have lost me an inch of cutting height which was already close. A compromise for getting a really low priced BS. So far this unit seems to cover all of my needs++ But I’m only starting out with it.



The issue I had with most after market fences is that they all bolted to the table such that I could not change blades without disassembling the fence. That seemed a bit crazy. After racking what little brain I have, I came up with making a standoff the guide rail could attached to. The standoff attached to existing bolt holes on the bottom of the table.

The stand off is made with a square aluminum tube bolted to a aluminum 90 degree bar which is bolted to the underside of the table by two bolts. Below are various views of the standoff I built:




Sorry no plans or measurements. But those looking to replicate my design can find all the raw parts at home depot (Ps the bolts on bottom of table are metric M8s ~13mm head)

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"



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#1 posted 09-26-2016 03:29 PM

Yep, that’s a good solution to the blade changing conundrum. Good thinking.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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