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JK0702

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735 days ago

As I read through many of the forums, and watch videos on You Tube, I’ve come across some great looking fence jigs for easier woodworking. However, almost without exception I see the fences are the Biesemeyer or Delta type (box shape) fences. I’d like to reproduce some of these items for my saw, but I have a Unifence that doesn’t seem quite so adaptable for many of these jigs.

So I’m looking for ideas from those with more knowledge, or from those that have Unifences and have made jigs for it. Any ideas, photos, or references to You Tube sites would be appreciated.

Thanks,
JK

-- John - Huntington Beach CA


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jusfine

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#1 posted 735 days ago

I have had a Unifence for years, and have adapted some jigs to work, having to curve the back face to fit the fence, and you are correct, it is not nearly as simple as building jigs would be for other fence types.

All the Best!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 734 days ago

On my last Unifence, I tried as best I could to adapt them to the Unifence extrusion. This could usually be done with some effort, but it wasn’t always easy. I sold that saw, bought another (with another Unifence) and this time bought a Uni-t-fence. Still not quite a box style, but much easier to work with on some of those jigs. While I like some features of the Unifence, if i ever replace this saw (not likely) I think I’ll try to go with a Bies.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, we sent 'em to Washington.

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jusfine

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#3 posted 734 days ago

Fred, I just saw your post, that looks like something that would really work! Thanks for the info.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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JK0702

49 posts in 758 days


#4 posted 734 days ago

Randy and Fred: thanks for your input, sounds like it’s the nature of the beast with the unifence. However, the uni-t-fence looks like a good starting point. Certainly cheaper than replacing the fence.

JK

-- John - Huntington Beach CA

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Dan Krager

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#5 posted 734 days ago

Found this useful picture on a Google search for Unifence. This may address all your issues. I’m definitely going to consider it for mine.

Dan

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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RetiredCoastie

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#6 posted 734 days ago

I bought one of these for my unifence and it makes addapting jigs much easier. Here’s a link to where I got it. http://www.ptreeusa.com/uni_t_fence.htm

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JK0702

49 posts in 758 days


#7 posted 734 days ago

Dan – That’s awesome!! Just what I was looking for. Thanks a ton.

JK

-- John - Huntington Beach CA

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Dan Krager

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#8 posted 734 days ago

You might also like this from my blog. I use this a LOT and have made one for another saw I have.
http://kragerwoodworking.weebly.com/1/post/2012/07/table-saw-fence-positioner.html

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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