I was once in a conversation with one of my employees. I spoke of his use of the starter pin and he said he never uses them - even on freehand work...
I said "Hey - Will you arm wrestle me for $100.00?" He was about twice my size and half my age and I'm certain he could crush my hand.
He turned and was looking for a table or bench and I said, "What you looking for? I'm wanting to do this FREEHAND!" Talk about a puzzled look, he was dumbfounded. I told him that in arm wrestling you need a pivot point - then he understood about the starter pin!
If the FENCE doesn't do the job, then a starter pin is necessary IMHO!
Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
OPG3 Tweak everything!