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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I am considering adding some extra height to my fence. I will probably use the Bench dog Pro Risers or something similar to attach a piece of phenolic-surfaced Baltic 3/4" stock. .

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I only want to buy the stock once, so I would really be interested in recommendations as to the ideal height for a taller fence extension. I don't envision myself ever doing anything bigger than a kitchen cabinet door.

What heights do you use and what would you do differently, if anything?
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I am considering adding some extra height to my fence. I will probably use the Bench dog Pro Risers or something similar to attach a piece of phenolic-surfaced Baltic 3/4" stock. .

AllProTools.com*::*Accessories*::*Bench Dog 40-013 ProRiser ProFence Height Extender

Suggestions?

I only want to buy the stock once, so I would really be interested in recommendations as to the ideal height for a taller fence extension. I don't envision myself ever doing anything bigger than a kitchen cabinet door.

What heights do you use and what would you do differently, if anything?
Hi Bill, What do you get for your money with those things? Is it just the 4 small aluminum brackets shown. Also looks like they have, or are designed to be used with their Pro-fence.
I didn't have any t-tracks in my fence faces but I did have a track along the top of it that would take 5/16" carriage bolts. I squared up a 2x2 and put a couple of thru holes in it and attached it with knobs. I only ended up with 3-3/4" high fence but there is no reason you can't make it taller. I basically wanted someplace to put t-tracks for feather boards and a split sub fence. I have the t-tracks mounted on both sides of the fence extension.

hehehehe, well, check my reason for editing. Sorry, I finished the post and then realized you were asking about the router table fence, not the table saw fence. I made my router fence 5 1/2" high. I use a rule of thumb of 25-30% of the length of board I'm likely to run through on the vertical. I did some 20" drawer sides with a drawer lock bit and it was fairly comfortable. I also used stacked featherboards to help keep them square.
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Hi Bill, What do you get for your money with those things? Is it just the 4 small aluminum brackets shown.
Yup. That's all you get. Just four brackets and some hardware. That's why I said "or similar". I will probably use thick aluminum bars with spacers to duplicate their function. I am envisioning each of the four bars going a little below the track with adjustable setscrews bearing against the fence metal for additional strength and final truing.

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Also looks like they have, or are designed to be used with their Pro-fence.
Probably any fence with a T track on the back side.


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I use a rule of thumb of 25-30% of the length of board I'm likely to run through on the vertical.
Ah...THAT's what I was hoping for, a percentage rule of thumb. I was thinking it, but it never got to the keyboard for me to ask. Since the regular fence is 4 inches or so high, I am considering making the riser quite a bit higher, but don't have enough big-table experience to choose wisely.

Does 50% of the highest board sound like too much? Just guessing here.
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