|Project by Metrotek||posted 03-24-2012 06:35 AM||3545 views||11 times favorited||8 comments|
I’ve started building my Biesmeyer style fence. In the photos is visible the brackets that attach it to the saw cabinet and the front rail. This is a tough one to design and build; I’m had to take extra precautions and time on this one. It works great.
I’m using a cam style locking device that pushes a dowel plunger and then a block against the rail and in this way the dowel will be the part that can get worn so it can easily be replaced when is does.
There’s a tee slot on the bottom side of the rail that anchors it to the brackets and it is able to slide to either side.
I’m planning a micro-adjuster now; I don’t use a scale on a saw, I use a tape measure. My dad and grandfather could easily set a fence to 1/64” and I imagine really to 128th of an inch. I don’t even remember ever seeing a scale on a saw until recent years. They always had 6 inch steel scales graduated in 128th’s.
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