Face Frame for table saw fence

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Forum topic by Shane posted 06-20-2013 04:29 PM 1436 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2013 04:29 PM

I have seen where some guys have added face frames to their table saw fences to make them more accurate. Any tips on doing this or where to get the materials?

Something like this is what I have in mind:

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 06:10 PM

I used UMHW on mine (and I have the R4511 like you), and it’s worked fine, but I do agree with Rick that it isn’t necessary. Phenolic plywood would be a good option, or really anything that’s flat—- perhaps MDF with laminate. The fence on the stock R4511 is way too small in my opinion and so beefing it up with something is recommended.

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 08:54 PM

I like to make a tall fence that I can hang vertical sleds on for making raised panels and for reinforcing corners of frames. (Splines)

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#3 posted 06-21-2013 05:48 AM

As stated, UHMW isn’t really flat or even in thickness throughout.
Biesemeyer fences use baltic birch with plastic laminate. That’s the way I’d go.
Or apple ply. The faces are maple, so it’s pretty smooth already.

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