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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-08-2009, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question About the Table's Fence...

I'm building a new RT with a piece of granite that I aquired freely, and wanted to inquire about the forum's fence experience.

What are the pro's v con's of having a side mounted fence, like with a table saw, versus a fence that has 2 pivot points (slotted or tracked, normal fence arrangement)?

The only experience I have is w/my table that incorporates the TS fence that it's built into...I like it, and don't know when I'd need to have a fence with two adjustment points...

I don't want to cut tracks or slots in the RT top if I don't have too... hopefully this makes sense....
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The Router Workshop guys use C clamps to fix a, (I think it's phenolic) fence to the table and it works fine. They have bunches of propriety fences for pretty much every operation.

Granite would certainly handle clampage.

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Hi Marshall

The best fence I have is the swing fence, it has one pivot point most router jobs work well with type of fence,,at times it needs to be clamped back from the bit but that's a easy job from the over hang of the fence..

The swing fence makes it easy to change out the bit, swing it out and pop off the ring and switch it out..


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I'm building a new RT with a piece of granite that I aquired freely, and wanted to inquire about the forum's fence experience.

What are the pro's v con's of having a side mounted fence, like with a table saw, versus a fence that has 2 pivot points (slotted or tracked, normal fence arrangement)?

The only experience I have is w/my table that incorporates the TS fence that it's built into...I like it, and don't know when I'd need to have a fence with two adjustment points...

I don't want to cut tracks or slots in the RT top if I don't have too... hopefully this makes sense....


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I've seen Bobs' fence and it really is cool.
You could make a fence as long as the table is wide and use C clamps too.
Anything straight, plumb, and adjustable will work.

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I have the same table as Bob & I like the adjustment with the pivot. I have never mounted the side clamps to it. I've only used the pivot. Very quick & easy. Can also change out the center zero clearance piece in the middle, just swing it out over the edge of the table & slide one out & the other in.

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Hi James

Here's a small tip you don't need to swing it out over the edge,just slide it back a little bit and then loosen the black knobs on the back side of the fence pop out the old one,pop in the new one and your set to go....this a great tip if you have the Horiz. setup on the same table..


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I have the same table as Bob & I like the adjustment with the pivot. I have never mounted the side clamps to it. I've only used the pivot. Very quick & easy. Can also change out the center zero clearance piece in the middle, just swing it out over the edge of the table & slide one out & the other in.



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Hi Bob. Are you talking about loosening the split fence & sliding it back a little to get the incert out?

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That's exactly what I was looking for. COOL Fence!
Thanks for the posts and the picture.
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