English style table saw fence

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Forum topic by Mark posted 08-18-2015 11:16 PM 718 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2015 11:16 PM

I came across a youtube vid about the short english style fence. Wherein the end of the fence is level with the front tooth gullet
. The guy doing the video was quite sold on the safety aspect of this set up. Any thoughts???

-- Mark

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#1 posted 08-18-2015 11:23 PM

Saw a guy adjust his unifence the same way with great results.

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 11:25 PM

From Popular Woodworking Magazine:

Table Saws: Why the British Think We’re Crazy

Check out the links to the European safety publications in comparison to OSHA and similar ones this side of the pond.


PS: The “Delta” fence they mention is the Unifence

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#3 posted 08-18-2015 11:40 PM

Mark, IIRC, Norm used the Unifence in a few episodes. FWIW

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#4 posted 08-18-2015 11:56 PM

I have a Unifence and one of my favourite things about it is the ability to loosen two knobs and pull it back for multiple short crosscuts. It is so easy and safe.

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 12:42 AM

It is absolutely, categorically, inarguably safer to cut with no fence past the blade of a table saw. It’s just not typical on American saws.

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 05:12 AM

Wow! Thanks guys.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 05:29 AM

Typical position of my unifence when ripping.

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