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Project by chuck23 posted 07-12-2014 02:42 AM 16103 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given this saw as a gift and I was warned that the table saw fence was not good and it would move during the cut. Any woodworker knows when the table saw fence moves that its a recipe for disaster, so i went to the drawing board and designed this new table saw fence. The fence has a melamine fence that guides the work peace throw the saw very smoothly and just to make sure it stays parallel to the blade, 2 clamps are added to the outside to keep everything locked in place.





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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 07-12-2014 10:30 PM

Looks like a good save to me … When you upgrade this saw in the future, you will know that the fence is an important consideration when purchasing.
I salute your innovation.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 07-30-2014 05:23 PM

clever

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#3 posted 01-17-2015 03:49 AM

that saw looks familiar…good job on the fence!

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HD_woodchuck

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#4 posted 09-24-2015 01:46 PM

Hey nice job! and yes the fence moving certainly renders a saw pretty much useless.

I have a similar bench-top saw and have considered many options to improving the fence. This is a great idea!

I always wanted to build a saw cabinet around my saw, basically using the saw “guts” and building into a cabinet saw. This would allow a proper or “good” fence to be secured to the cabinet. the issue would be ensuring the saw was mounted absolutely parallel to the cabinet!

the issue I have is too small a shop to allow for a cabinet! This is a great alternative at least until I get more
space!!

I’ve simply chosen to use a saw sled and rarely have use for my fence

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#5 posted 09-24-2015 02:10 PM

Good thinking well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-20-2015 05:10 PM

Would love to make one for my saw.
Do you have any plans for this? =)

-- Dan Roger Karlsen, Alta Norway, www.danrogers-hobby.no

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