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Project by bandit571 posted 03-02-2011 01:51 AM 4272 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dewalt Jobsite saw needed a fence, to replace that flimsy stock one. A few pieces of scrap, and a few screws. Factory edge on plywood, with a square corner. Laid on the saw alongside a miter slot. Added a cleat of oak scrap, and screwed the clamped pieces together. Cleat is sized to ride on the saw’s fence rails. A piece of 1×2 pine was added as a fence, using the factory edge as a guide, as I screwed it in place from the underside. A pair of “C” clamps ho;d the fence in place during the cut. Cut fairly straight, no kickback found. 1×2 can be replaced with a taller fence, if needed.

This also can guide routers doing dado cuts. Just clamp the fence in the right place, and route away. This also can serve as a speedsquare, to guide Circular saw cuts.

Price for this “jig”? About 20 minutes of my time.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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woody57

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#1 posted 03-02-2011 02:32 AM

Great work and it’s so simple. Why didn’t I think of that.
I’ve got a protable saw that needs one of these.
thanks

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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NormG

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#2 posted 03-02-2011 02:36 AM

great idea

-- Norman

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woodman1962

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#3 posted 03-02-2011 02:50 AM

I hate to admit it but i have an old craftsman that i did something almost the same as yours and it works pretty good.A lot of people get a good laugh about it.

-- jjhollyawc@yahoo.com

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rmac

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#4 posted 03-02-2011 03:01 AM

Get a Sharpie and write “Beez” on it and you’re done!

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 03-03-2011 04:06 PM

Beisbandit571 prototype.
Seriously, that is so close to my Dads table saw, his wasn’t T-square friendly, his had c -clamp on front and back of fence ! A few seconds to measure and his fence stayed square. Maybe that is why today I cannot see why anyone needs to spend $500. on a fence.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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bandit571

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 08:54 PM

On that Kitchen Island table, the legs were ripped from 2×4s, using this little jig. The blade was an old steel tooth POS, but the fence worked. A pass through the planer took care of the saw marks. I measured from the blade to the fence, and clamped the jig in place. Later on, I’ll see about some plastic laminate on the side of the fence. That should make things nice and slick.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#7 posted 05-15-2011 08:17 PM

WOW! Over a thousand views! And only 6 comments? Just three pieces of scrap wood, some screws, and a pair of C clamps. One can always add some plastic along the fence, to keep things moving freely. Maybe even a coat of paint to the rest of the jig? And, paint the C clamps to match….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 05-15-2011 08:55 PM

Howdy!

Maybe it’s just TOO simple! LOL

I have an old saw that I inherited… the fence is horrible… it’s impossible to get it square without measuring, clamping, measuring & clamping…

Your idea just might solve my problem! Has to be better than before… :)

Thank you for the bump!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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bandit571

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#9 posted 08-19-2011 09:31 PM

One could remove the upright part of the fence, and have a large “speed square” that can be clamped in place. YOu can then guide either a circ. saw, or a router with this little jig.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#10 posted 07-07-2014 01:47 AM

Just a bump, in case others might want to make one of these gadgets.

Accurate? As accurate as YOU make it. Use a miter slot and the edge of the saw to check for square.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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