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Forum topic by vano posted 05-15-2013 09:46 AM 6916 views 2 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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vano

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05-15-2013 09:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw resource biesemeyer fence

For my first post I wanted to post something I have not yet seen, which is really hard to do on this forum. So here is my DIY Biesemeyer Style Table Saw Fence Rails. I followed AskWoodMan's videos. The project was easier than I had anticipated.

Here is a cost break down:

7 feet 3” x 2” x 11 gauge rectangle tubing $51.00
7 feet 3” x 3” x ¼” angle iron $27.00
Cutting Fee $2.00
Tax $7.00
Total $87.00

I had the paint and tools on hand. I posted more pictures on my blog

-- If you cant buy it, build it! - http://hohenfels.blogspot.com/


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#1 posted 05-15-2013 12:05 PM

Nice Job!!

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 12:15 PM

I’m curious…
What did the fence itself cost? It looks like a fence head with aluminum extrusion.

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 12:18 PM

Charlie – The fence itself was $249 here is a link.

-- If you cant buy it, build it! - http://hohenfels.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 12:23 PM

Great project and DIY to save $$

You’re definitely maximizing the potential of your TS!

I visited you BLOG and am intrigued by your drill press. I’ve never seen anything like it. Looks like an oldie but a goodie.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 12:31 PM

ssnvet – Thanks, I am also going to make the out feed table the same width, and add better drawers and storage.

The Drill press is an old Shop Smith 10E, I picked them (I have 2) up from Craig’s List for under $100 each. A little elbow grease and now a drill press and a lathe…Maybe I will post the Shop Smiths as my next post.

-- If you cant buy it, build it! - http://hohenfels.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 05-15-2013 01:15 PM

so the total cost of the fence system (rails and fence) was ~$336? also, that link to the fence does not appear to be working properly.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#7 posted 05-15-2013 01:25 PM

toolie, sorry about that how does this one work?

http://vsctools.com/shop/product-category/table-saw-fence/

I have the “fits 2×3 inch guide rails” one. $350 might be a safer number, costs in your area, shipping, etc….

-- If you cant buy it, build it! - http://hohenfels.blogspot.com/

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