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Forum topic by Mark Shultz posted 872 days ago 792 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Shultz

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872 days ago

my new table saw manual states that if i make a sacrificial fence of hardwood, then it should be kiln dried. is this really necessary? or will a basic piece of maple or oak suffice?


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 872 days ago

Your basic pc of oak or maple may be kiln dried ? That is just a recomendation to insure to a higher degree that your fence will (may) stay in fairly constant dimension, free from warping, cupping,etc. If you used a pc with extremely high moisture content and was very securly attached to your fence it could distort your fence while curing. Go bies. or go home. Enjoy JB

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KenBry

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#2 posted 871 days ago

Make it out of MDF, it stays straight. No need to worry about mosture, cupping, warping…

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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Viking

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#3 posted 871 days ago

+1 on MDF.

I use 3/4” and the Rockler universal clamps. EZ on …. EZ off.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Chipy

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#4 posted 871 days ago

+2 on the MDF you can use just about anything that is stable ie. melamine,MDF,plywood etc.SACRIFICIAL some day you will throw it away!

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