|Forum topic by WOODIE1||posted 627 days ago||866 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
627 days ago
Ok I hope I am not asking too many questions. After some of the answers to my tongue and groove needing a table I have been looking at tables and fences nonstop for days.
The aftermarket Co’ all offer fences with so many adjustments they just loose me. Then the masters such as have pics of the most simple designs out of basic materials.
Looking at Pat Warner’s site and some others they simply cut a hole in a table using their largest bit as a guide although most limit to under say 2”. They use no type of insert or bushing to fit closer to the bit. Most portable tables use the same one size hole design. How important is it? or what is the benefit of having or not having a sized to the bit insert?
2nd is the fence itself. Some designs again do not use a split fence but just a say 2” opening to match the largest bit. Does this really effect tear out?
After seeing the fences at Rockler tonight I am going to just make my own.
Thanks and the temptation to just buy a portable unit and get cutting is killing me but I want to do it once and then proceed.