|Project by kiefer||posted 10-05-2015 11:32 PM||2576 views||11 times favorited||23 comments|
This is my version of the L Fence and I have seen several different versions but all used clamps to fasten it to the fence .This l fence assembly can slide along the fence and also up and down as needed to preform different cutting operations .The L fence is attached by two bolts slid into the T track of the saw fence to the saw fence and the height adjustment is made by sliding the L fence up or down by loosening the two star knobs and the L fence can also slide fore or back using the same procedure .
The fence can be installed or removed in a few seconds and can be used in a left or right position on the saw fence .
I always remember my UNI FENCE on my old saw years ago and like the way it could be used in different arrangements like with the cheek laying flat and also as a stop block by pulling the cheek back .
Now that I have a fairly new contractor saw with the fence shown in the pictures I thought it would be nice to build this accessory fence with features like that . A very simple fence to build as you can see and having used it for a couple of days and making some sample cuts I am quite happy with it .
The fence is all made from Baltic Birch plywood and a piece of 3/8 HDF for the cheek and some jig knobs and bolts .
If you look closely at the pictures you can see how it functions and attaches to the saw fence .
I include a few pictures to show how versatile it is .
Here I have the L fence slid back to act as a stop block and the material is clear of the fence before contacting the saw blade and this also allows me to use the exiting fence scale for measurement along wit my sled .
Here I am trimming a panel that is covered on both sides with plastic laminate and the core is slightly oversize the L fence cheek slides in between the layers of laminate , I like this method as it eliminates the router and is way faster .
Here I am cutting a straight angled line on a scrap piece of MDF .I first cut off most of the waste on the band saw
and then attach a straight board followed by setting the fence to be in contact with the straight board and the blade just below the fence cheek but high enough to cut through the MDF .
Watch the attached video link for the set up .
There are many more cuts that I can be make with this fence attachment like cutting rebates and beveling edges ETC.
A couple of pictures of the components .
One modification that I will make is to make the splitter functional