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Shop Smith #5: Adding a T-slotted extrusion for my SS saw fence.

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-27-2016 03:22 PM 641 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Built a Shorty with my 1992 SS Part 5 of Shop Smith series Part 6: Shop Smith I cut it up some more. »

I wanted to add a T-slotted extrusion to my SS fence.

There are so many possible uses for a fence add on.
Add stop blocks ,need a feather board no problem just bolt it or them in place.
I had made one for my Dewalt saw who’s fence was way to short.
Here’s the post where I did that. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/171410
O bought a 48” length of 1”x3” T-Slotted Extrusion off Ebay from 80/20 PLUS for $42 with shipping.
I can use the same fence on both of my Shop Smiths and Dewalt, just drill two holes in the fences bolt it up and you ready to use your new fence.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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MrToolHunter

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#1 posted 08-03-2016 07:52 PM

Neat idea. I guess SS finally incorporated this idea into the 520 fence, but man is that thing ever thick. Thanks for sharing. Scott

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htl

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 09:33 PM

ToolHunter I pretty much just build models right now so the ability to add stop blocks and the like is more important to me than having room for large parts.
And it just takes a minute to take it off if need be.

And I must say the 510 fence is just sad!!!
I have no idea how the new one works.

With the thickness of the 520 fence they probably thought if we make it thin it won’t look right with all that aluminium hanging off the sides for the table.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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