|Forum topic by mark4345||posted 03-24-2013 02:14 AM||1619 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-24-2013 02:14 AM
So i have an older (1980s) martin sliding table saw. When i got it the fence, and crosscut fence were no good..bent, beat up u name it. I have since replaced the standard rip fence with the unifence, and have an osbourne miter gauge affixed to the slider portion of the saw.
My question is this i much prefer to do all my cutting using the slider rips included which is diffucult/time consuming measuring and getting the board all lined up just right. I am thinking about getting an incra fence and mounting that on the slider side of the saw, this way i can butt my straight edge of the board against that, clamp it down, and cut.
Obviously the rails the fence rides on cannot extend all the way to the blade because the slider is in the way. are these absolutely necessary to keep the fence rigid? i could use them as intended for any rips larger than say 15 inches, but any less where the fence would be sitting up on the slider the fence would be off those rails…problem?
It looks to me like the fence is essentially a longer version of what is on their router table fences (which would work for what i am thinking of doing….. its just not long enough.
Thoughts? better way of doing what i am trying to do?