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I have a T slot fence that I intend to use on my router table that has 2 T slots in it. I can't seem to find a really good way to lock this in place. The fence was bought to cut box joints on the table saw, but I think I would much prefer it become my router table fence. Thanks
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Is the fence an aluminum extrusion or just a false front for a real fence?

can you show a picture?

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Is the fence an aluminum extrusion or just a false front for a real fence?

can you show a picture?
Hi JW

Like I said this was and still is for box joints, but I like the idea of using it on the rt
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Can you add a mitre slot to your router table?

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Can you add a mitre slot to your router table?
it has miter slot that runs the lenght of the table, and the T slots runup against the miter slot
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it has miter slot that runs the lenght of the table, and the T slots runup against the miter slot
The table top didn't go so here it is
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You can build angle brackets that attach to the slots on the back of the fence extrusion and hold it down that way. You could make the backets out of steel or aluminum angle but it needs to be at least 1 1/2" wide for stability I would think. What you don't have is a cutout in the fence where the router bit will be turning. Another pair of extrusions mounted to the front side of the fence with mdf faces added would give you that.

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Locking levers into tee nuts under the top.
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Like I said this was and still is for box joints, but I like the idea of using it on the rt

Ron, is this a picture of your actual fence, or a diagram from a magazine.I am confused as the box joint jig appears to be attached to a mitre gauge(sp), but your picture does not show the mitre bar?

I would have thought the mitre bar would ride in the mitre slot in your router table as well as in the mitre slot in the table saw?

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Ron, is this a picture of your actual fence, or a diagram from a magazine.I am confused as the box joint jig appears to be attached to a mitre gauge(sp), but your picture does not show the mitre bar?

I would have thought the mitre bar would ride in the mitre slot in your router table as well as in the mitre slot in the table saw?
Sorry for the confusion James the pictures are both from the internet where I bought the table and the fence, each from seperate vendors. The facing on the fence does have a square cutout in it as well as the metal fence itself. here is a description of the fence
Product Features
Cuts any box joint between 1/8" to 13/16".
Works on a table saw or router table. Attaches to any miter gauge (not included).
Includes a 24" aluminum Ultra Track with bit/blade cutout and replaceable sub-fences.
Adjustable pins prevent part slippage.
I think if there is not a lock down that is easily applied to this fence your idea about the triangles would work just as well, thanks for the tip.
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