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Forum topic by Chad88 posted 06-27-2017 11:37 AM 603 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chad88

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06-27-2017 11:37 AM

I just discovered Format type sliding tablesaw/fence. I’m wondering why is the sliding fence in front of the piece being cut? Wouldn’t it be better to have the fence behind the piece. Like how you use a literature gauge?


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 06-27-2017 03:33 PM

It let you use more of the length of the slider.

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Loren

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#2 posted 06-27-2017 03:42 PM

They vary. Some have the fence in the front
and another for the back position. My Felder,
a short-stroke slider, has the fence in the
back.

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#3 posted 06-27-2017 03:50 PM

Oh ok, thanks for the replies. I’ve never seen these til yesterday.

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AlaskaGuy

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#4 posted 06-27-2017 03:51 PM

The fence on mine can be front or back or in the middle. Just where ever you want it.

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#5 posted 06-27-2017 04:03 PM

I have one that can be moved from front to back but I keep it to the front as it allows me to use the longest stroke.
I do agree that the piece is supported better with the bar to the back of the stock but if you use the clamp to keep the piece up against the large miter bar, it holds it in place.

Some format saws have a pneumatic clamp which I wish mine had.

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#6 posted 06-27-2017 04:22 PM



I have one that can be moved from front to back but I keep it to the front as it allows me to use the longest stroke.
I do agree that the piece is supported better with the bar to the back of the stock but if you use the clamp to keep the piece up against the large miter bar, it holds it in place.

Some format saws have a pneumatic clamp which I wish mine had.

- AZWoody


Do you have a butt bar on you saw?

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AZWoody

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#7 posted 06-27-2017 04:29 PM


I have one that can be moved from front to back but I keep it to the front as it allows me to use the longest stroke.
I do agree that the piece is supported better with the bar to the back of the stock but if you use the clamp to keep the piece up against the large miter bar, it holds it in place.

Some format saws have a pneumatic clamp which I wish mine had.

- AZWoody

Do you have a butt bar on you saw?

- AlaskaGuy

Yes, but it’s awkward to use. I need to make up something on my own. I have not had any problems just pushing down with my hands to hold it down but if I feed too fast, the blade can kind of push back on my work but that was early on before getting the feel of the saw.

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AlaskaGuy

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#8 posted 06-27-2017 04:40 PM

I have become real comfortable with the butt bar and don’t know what I’d do with out it. It lets me control the speed of the cut by not letting the slider run away from me while I put firm pressure of the stock against the fence.

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#9 posted 06-27-2017 04:55 PM



I have become real comfortable with the butt bar and don t know what I d do with out it. It lets me control the speed of the cut by not letting the slider run away from me while I put firm pressure of the stock against the fence.

- AlaskaGuy

the problem is, mine is a small miter gauge with a 18” bar on it as well and on top of it is a clamp that can be screwed down. It’s a pain making everything butt up correctly and to apply pressure.

I really just need to make something simple that can be slid up to the stock and clamp in place, preferably with a lever style clamp rather than turning a knob.

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 06-27-2017 05:46 PM

My butt bar was an accessory I purchased when I bough my saw (they said I’d need it and I do). It’s specifically designed for that purpose. It sets on the rail and sticks out 7 inches. It slides up and down the rail and you place it depending on the width of stock you pushing through. Twist the handle and it locks in in place or unlocks it. The bar hits me about the middle of my right cheek when in use. I believe most slider manufactures have this as an accessory.

My slider is a saw and shaper combo.

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jbay

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#11 posted 06-30-2017 12:08 AM


Do you have a butt bar on you saw?

- AlaskaGuy

he he he – He said Butt Bar – he he he he

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AlaskaGuy

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#12 posted 06-30-2017 01:07 AM

Do you have a butt bar on you saw?

- AlaskaGuy

he he he – He said Butt Bar – he he he he

- jbay


Yep….and you can get them in all colors and sizes.

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#13 posted 06-30-2017 01:14 AM



I just discovered Format type sliding tablesaw/fence. I m wondering why is the sliding fence in front of the piece being cut? Wouldn t it be better to have the fence behind the piece. Like how you use a literature gauge?

- Chad88

Sorry, I can’t help. I don’t have a sliding table for my table saw and I have no idea what a literature gauge is. :-)

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