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Can someone recommend building a ideal router fence? It will need to be clamped to my table and I would like to plan for feather boards, zero inserts, and whatever else seems important? thanks.....Tom
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Hi Tom, I would suggest reading thru other table building threads to get idea's of what you like. Maybe take a trip to a woodworking store like Rockler that has mutiple tables on display to see first hand. Here's a link on the topic of tables with fences.

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Hi Tom

Sometimes it's best to just buy one
The one I recommend is the one below,you can hang many items on the fence plus it has the zero insert type fence a real plus.

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That's a nice fence.

I've been waiting for the Rockler split fence to come back in stock off of clearance...and it just did! Woo! Happy Monday to me!

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Hi Tom:

If you're into making your own, there is an article in the ShopNotes Specials magazine Setting Up Shop -- Tips, Techniques, Plans & Projects1, currently in stores. The Make a Versatile Fence article starts on page 94.

A link: http://www.shopnotesspecials.com/

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Hi - I like the Freud SH-5:
Amazon.com: Freud SH-5 Professional Micro-Adjustable Router Table Fence: Home Improvement
EXCEPT for the way it attaches to the table. I think if I were going to build one it would be very close to the Peachtree.

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Thank you everyone for the tips. There are obviously quite a few options out there. I'll still probably build one and then have better clarity as to what features I want or not? My previous fences have consisted of primarily of a 2x4 that has been joined on two sides...Tom
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And this is a problem how?
At $1.60 for 8 feet of 2x4 you can have many fences precisely suited to each task.
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Can someone recommend building a ideal router fence? It will need to be clamped to my table and I would like to plan for feather boards, zero inserts, and whatever else seems important? thanks.....Tom
If I were going to build a fence, this is the one I would try to replicate.

Pat Warner Router Fence


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Thank you everyone for the tips. There are obviously quite a few options out there. I'll still probably build one and then have better clarity as to what features I want or not? My previous fences have consisted of primarily of a 2x4 that has been joined on two sides...Tom
Tom:

There's no way that you'll beat the 2x4. I use a few chunks of maple, each for a different purpose and a custom built "high" fence that will take feather boards.

I am an ardent supporter of the OakPark/Router Workshop philosophy and I highly recommend it for your purposes. It doesn't have to cost a lot to do an excellent job. You'll find your 2x4 fence philosophy fits perfectly with this.

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