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I have a fixed fence on my table now and want to add a split fence to it. I was thinking of 1/2 inch mdf. Do you think this would be ok. The main fence is 3/4 inch mdf.

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I'd suggest 3/4" in case you want to add 3/8" grooves for featherboards later.
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I'd also go with the 3/4".
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Another vote for 3/4". As mentioned, that gives you enough thickness to rout T-slots for accessories like feather boards, stop blocks, etc.

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Hi Phil

Yes it will work but I would suggest a tee slot on the top edge ,so you can hang items on the fence( stop blocks,etc.), a key hole bit works well for the tee slot and a hex bolt will just slide in the slot just right

The real neat part of the split fence you can turn it into planer fence,with a insert of formica behind the out feed end of the 1/2" thick MDF stock fence,that you can use for the lock miter bit,trim bit.etc. just about any router bit without a bearing on it or with some bits that have a bearing on them and not use the bearing on the bit almost all the bits that come with the bearing in place can be removed to get a cutter with a diff.profile look..


Here's a snapshot of my 1/2" thick MDF sub.fence,see below


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#5438 3/8" 1/4" 1/4" $8.00

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops.../bt_keyhl.html

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I have a fixed fence on my table now and want to add a split fence to it. I was thinking of 1/2 inch mdf. Do you think this would be ok. The main fence is 3/4 inch mdf.

thanks,


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