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Table saw fence on steroids

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Project by zzzzdoc posted 08-08-2016 02:40 PM 2818 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I keep adding and adding to my table saw rail, mostly with safety and usability improvements.

First I added the Wixey DRO with a General International microadjuster.

Then I added the Jessem Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides, which were a nice addition.

But last year I bought the Duelen Safety Fence for my table saw fence, but hadn’t installed it yet. It’s an interesting device. You turn a crank, which pushes a small foot which pushes the wood down the fence while hold-downs keep the wood against the fence.

So, time to put it all together.

So I built a secondary fence that I can snug on the stock SawStop Beisenmeyer fence with some adjustable hold-downs, but it needed clearance to be over the Jessem, as well as holes for the rods on the Jessems.

The secondary fence can be removed to allow just use of the Jessem for larger goods, or the Jessem guides can be retracted to use a conventional push stick or a Micro-Jig Grr-Ripper.

A quick build, and here is the final project:

The microadjuster and digital readout allow 0.005 resolution. The Duelen Safety Fence allows small strips to be safely moved along the fence (really kinda cool engineering on that one), and the Jessem is good for larger goods.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 08-08-2016 11:35 PM

That’s a pretty impressive tablesaw fence! You’ve definitely got a lot of useful attachments and improvements on it!

-- Dean

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 02:09 AM

Wow, very nice.

How large is the display on your digital readout. I would like one but the ones I have seen require me to wear a microscope to read clearly. Even with bifocals!! LOL.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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zzzzdoc

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 02:18 AM

I wear glasses and have no problems at all seeing the Wixey readout.

The General micro adjuster was the real find for that – making a really usable interface between the fence and the DRO.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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map

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#4 posted 08-10-2016 01:17 AM

Nice system! Do you have a link for the micro-adjuster?

Thanks.

map

-- measure once, cut once, swear, start over

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zzzzdoc

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#5 posted 08-10-2016 02:23 AM

Woodcraft special ordered it for me. The part number is:

50-080 │ Micro-adjustment attachment for T-fence.

It’s under table saw accessories on General International’s website.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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