Table Saw Jig Using Fence & Miter Gauge at same time

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Project by MNBsr posted 09-03-2017 03:41 PM 2593 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Table Saw Jig—For using the Fence and Miter Gauge at the same time for Safety cutting pieces with length longer than width. Piece #1 is exactly 1” thick so it is easy to add the 1” to your cutting dimension. Start by planning piece #1 down to exactly 1” thick, then plane piece #2 to 1/2” thick or slightly less than this dimension is on your fence. Then cut piece #3 to 2-5/8” wide. (Note all pieces are 8” long. but this dimension suite to fit). Drill a 5/16 inch hole at location shown for the T-Slot bolt into pieces #2 & #3. Cut a recess for the T-Slot bolt in piece #2. Put all together with T-Slot bolt in place and add glue between piece #1 & #2. Clamp and let dry. The Jig is easy on and off. Just remember to add 1” to all dimensions when using this Jig. After using a few days I decided to add 2 5/16 dowels to keep part 3 in place and also I added a spring between part 2 & 3. And for you die hard I added a picture of another way of achieving the same purpose.

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama

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#1 posted 09-03-2017 04:45 PM

I’m confused? It slides on the fence?

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#2 posted 09-03-2017 04:51 PM

No it Clamps on Fence, You set the length of Cut on it and as you slide miter forward the stock slides off of jig and you free cut (but to correct length) and you have no worry about kickback, See photo 2.

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama

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#3 posted 09-03-2017 09:58 PM

Looks like this simple jig would be effective. Good thinking.

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#4 posted 09-04-2017 01:32 AM

Looks like there is more than one way to skin this cat …
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#5 posted 09-04-2017 12:15 PM

Sorry gentilemen… guys are about 45 yrs late on this one….that i know of

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#6 posted 09-04-2017 12:17 PM

Malcolm, this is a very nice jig and is certainly a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 09-05-2017 02:40 AM

I have those clamps which come in handy for what you described, also for mounting my tall fence, and for a sacrificial fence to my TS fence.

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