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Deulen

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08-01-2015 04:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking safety table saw bandsaw deulen tools jointer router table saw accidents

Hi Jocks, I’ve spent the past five years and most of my money trying to develop a safer way to cut rips on my tablesaw. I was fed up with push-sticks, broken fingers, and kickbacks whizzing past my face. It’s been a long and winding road to find an affordable solution. It is in no means perfect but,it is definitely an improvement for any table saw! You can see more on my website www.deulentools.com. http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b468/deulen2010/Website%20pic.jpg!, Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XQrPV_9eTc

-- Daniel M Deulen


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#1 posted 08-01-2015 06:23 PM

Just stepped in the house from the shop. Caught your message and though I would add my 2 cents along
with typo errors and spelling. Got my fence a couple of days ago and was delighted with what I saw at fiirst glance. Had no problems installing as any fool can drill 2 holes and insert a bolt even me.I did a couple of test runs but have not used it extensively as I have a dust collection problem that hass been bugging me. The fence preformed exactly as you described. It was smooth and I felt very safe with my hands far from the blade. The 1/8 inch strips I cut showed no blade marks and were ready to use on a couple of toys I’m working on. Will add more as I do more with the fence but in the meantime congratulations on your new product. Continued success
Learning this system and not sure I’m doing everything correctly-the hernandotoymaker.

-- HernandoToymaker

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#2 posted 08-01-2015 07:08 PM

you will need to make a mirror product for opposite hand tilt saws. nice design! Well thought out. Easily replaced parts for special use and oops’s. Good luck in your endeavor.

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#3 posted 08-01-2015 10:54 PM

I received my Deulen Safety Fence last week after many months of anticipation. I immediately attached it to a sacrificial fence on my Powermatic table saw. Zero problems with installation – looks like original equipment. I tested it out on a couple of small pieces I needed to make for a project. Specifically, I needed a sliding stop block that was keyed on the bottom to fit in a T-track so there would be no movement. I couldn’t believe how easy, precise and safe it was to make the piece using this Fence. It performs exactly as I was hoping it would.

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#4 posted 08-01-2015 11:04 PM

Hmmm… two brand new members, both posting praises as their first post within minutes of joining. Must be good ;)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 08-02-2015 12:14 AM

Can you say shills. Says he just came out with it then one shill says last week after many months of anticipation.I maybe the greatest thing since the saw stop,but it is weird the like Mrunix says two posts saying almost the same thing on their first post.And looking at it I don’t see how you wouldn’t use a push stick,it looks like a fence with a different type of feather board,or anti-kickback.

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Deulen

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#6 posted 08-02-2015 11:05 AM

Below is the article from the Dec/Jan 2015 issue from “Wood” magazine by Bob Hunter after we showed our first prototype at IWF Atlanta 2014 last August. We were honored to receive their 2015 Innov8 Award.
Push blocks and push sticks work great at keeping hands away from a spinning table saw blade, but they can actually interfere when ripping narrow stock. The Deulen Safety Fence screws to your existing fence and lets you safely rip stock as narrow as 1/8”. Here’s how it works: As the tail of the work piece reaches the edge of the table, you simply crank the handle to kick out the driver foot, which catches the end of your work piece and feeds it through the blade. Two hold-downs and one hold-in (all included) keep the stock tight to the table and fence for precise rip cuts. You can replace the molded-nylon driver foot. Deulen Safety Fence
Deulen Tools 360-573-0305 www.deulentools.com

We appreciate innovation in woodworking tools and products, especially when it makes a meaningful difference across shops large and small, pro and hobbyist. Among the dozens of new products we considered for this award, these eight intrigue us the most.
Finger-saving table saw fence

-- Daniel M Deulen

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#8 posted 08-02-2015 11:57 AM

whew! why the negativity? daddy did you watch the vid or pass judgment with one glance at the first frame? There are some unique features: the feather board “looking” things are indeed hold downs that are easily positioned without the need of additional clamps or special tools. they can be removed completely and quickly to use the fence in a traditional fashion. They in no way function as anti kickback pawls do. These hope to prevent kickback by preventing lift one the back of the piece. Something standard pawls or riving knives do not provide. It provides an unobstructed view of the work piece and the blade. The push pawl idea is positive and downright ingenious. it flips out of the way when not in use and securely locks down when it is being used. If you do have a misshap cutting to narrow and hit the pawl it will still provide the protection for that width of cut and it is easily replaced with a new inexpensive part without disassemble! Hands can be Kept way out of any danger zone unlike push blocks push sticks and even the gripppper or whatever it is called. all of those have the possibility of being displaced by the saw blade and your hand dropping directly on to the blade. It maintains control of the piece between the blade and the fence (the one that creates the most cause for concern) Watch it through or again after a cup of coffee. It is pretty slick!

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#9 posted 08-02-2015 04:04 PM


whew! why the negativity?. It provides an unobstructed view of the work piece and the blade. The push pawl idea is positive and downright ingenious
- REO

+1.
I like what I see so far also,it looks like a safer way to cut narrow strips of wood.

Deulen, do you have a video clip of it actually cutting a narrow strip of wood? I’d like to see the fence in action.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 08-02-2015 05:06 PM

Web site problem – i1046.photobucket.com – as somebody has injected an add for a PC TUNEUP!

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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Deulen

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#11 posted 08-02-2015 05:31 PM

Here’s an older video that I took down because I’ve modified the fence so much since then. I couldn’t get the wheels to adjust enough so I went to the leaf spring for more adjust ability/flexibility. The driver foot advances 1-1/2” per revolution of the crank handle.

https://youtu.be/Lyri0Y4dnbc This video is showing 3/4” stock being ripped down to 1/8” square stock. You have to cut thru the driver foot because it protrudes 1/4”. One screw holds it in place. No dis-assembly required of the fence.

I won’t be back at the computer for several hours. My wife (Kathy) and me are the only employees and we are swamped with back orders that we have to get out. It’s great having our own business. We don’t have to take any days off ever!!!

-- Daniel M Deulen

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Deulen

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#12 posted 08-04-2015 04:16 PM

I pre-sold twenty-five fences back in Dec/Jan and then took them off the market due to design changes. I anticipated them to deliver in 3 months but it took 6-7 months. I’ve asked my 25 “Pioneers” to leave feedback on Lumberjocks. One of the Jocks from Denver asked about seeing it first hand. Daniel Farmer is the pioneer from Denver. He is a great guy. His email address is: djfarmer62@hotmail.com. You can ask him directly if he’ll show you his but, he might want you to show him yours too! By the way, for those who are positively challenged, That was humor!
Woodcraft and Rockler and many other companies are interested in selling my fences. I’m still working on getting the retail cost down under $500.00 without cutting quality too much. My future retail fences will use 1/2 the amount of Aluminum plus other cuts to be able to compete with all of the American companies who have there products made overseas such as Bosch, Delta, Ridgid and Sawstop.

-- Daniel M Deulen

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#13 posted 08-04-2015 04:26 PM

Best of luck with this. I sure there will be a lot of people interested in your product.

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#14 posted 08-04-2015 04:35 PM

It looks well built, but seems almost overkill in some aspects. I have an old Excalibur fence that has a pair of T slots in the top of the fence. This came with a special push stick that has a drive foot, a handle that keeps stuff out of the way, and a couple of acrylic shields. It works very nicely and is a mechanically simpler solution. However, I don’t know if they even make the thing anymore.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#15 posted 08-06-2015 05:57 AM

Looks good from here ;-) I’ll check out your site.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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