Table Saw Fence Facelift

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Project by luv2learn posted 03-22-2013 01:07 AM 4167 views 23 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like my 10” Jet contractors saw but the fence leaves a lot to be desired. It’s just plaino-plaino(See Photo #6). So, today I got fed up and decided to give it a facelift. I added a D.I.Y. double T-track piece to the top of it. Now I have a little extra height to the fence and I can add some accessories. I saw the feather board in one of my woodworking magazines and liked the idea so I gave it a shot. I like it!! The other jig is sort of a sled for taller materials. I have used it to make tenons.

Thanks for looking and I will gladly accept more accessory ideas.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#1 posted 03-22-2013 01:15 AM

Nice addition to your Table saw.

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 01:23 AM

Now that fence idea of yours should be a big help! I know how nice it is to have the T slots in your fence because they are built into my fence already. Lee, You always seem to come up with a really cool fix for whatever the need. I’m so impressed with your out of the box thinking.
Great idea and it looks good too!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 01:36 AM

I envy you guys who can design and built these DIY fences and such for tablesaws. Nice.

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#4 posted 03-22-2013 01:37 AM

Man, Lee, I wish I had your energy!
And you sure know how to solve any problems you encounter !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#5 posted 03-22-2013 02:16 AM

Hey L2L, nice fence upgrade… especially creative how ya made the T-tracks. Been seeing all those innovative projects you have been posting and am really impressed at your skills bud….with that being said, your tenoning jig looks like something I built…where are the bells and whistles eh???? Just kidding, don’t want a guy who lifted I beams single handedly mad at me….lol ANOTHER fine build!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 03-22-2013 02:35 AM

very good upgrade! I’ll do one my self

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#7 posted 03-22-2013 03:43 AM

I realy like it. How did you attach it to the existing fence ? Great idea.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#8 posted 03-22-2013 04:06 AM

dnick, the fence is aluminum so I just pre-drilled some undersized holes through the wood and into the fence then I used #8×2” drywall screws to attach the two. The screws self-taped the threads into the aluminum. I don’t know if was necessary but I always coat the screws with wax before I screw them into anything.

Buster, one of these days I will make an honest to goodness tenoning jig you can be proud of :).

woodwrecker, it isn’t that I have so much energy, it’s that I get to spend every day in my shop. Believe me, when 3:00 in the afternoon roles around you can find me in my recliner counting wood chips :).

Tony, it comes from years and years of either making it myself or doing without :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 03-22-2013 07:53 AM

Well done, Should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 03-22-2013 11:37 AM

Love it. Im going to have to make one for my saw.

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#11 posted 03-22-2013 01:43 PM

Nice Work! cheap but probably not easy!

-- Jerome, Marietta, GA

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#12 posted 03-22-2013 01:47 PM

Neat idea. Necessity is the mother of invention they say.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#13 posted 03-22-2013 02:45 PM

Nice mod!
I found your router extension table to be even more interesting. I like the fact that you have so much table space with this orientation.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 03-22-2013 03:17 PM

Great ideas and upgrades! I really like your feather board. That is a super simple, great idea.

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#15 posted 03-22-2013 07:28 PM

Great job, very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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