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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Default Table width and fence size question.

I have a Woodpecker phenolic table top 43 wide x 32 deep. Sitting in a crate doing nothing.

I been looking at the Woodpecker super fence (36 inches wide ).

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Incra LS super fence---------standard size 36 inches and custom width up to 46 inches.The cost to go wider is very low.

Question-----is there any real reason to go wider than 36 inch?

Is the Woodpecker super fence as good as the Incra fence?

Assuming I get a Incra positioner for either fence would that change the answers?

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Personally, I don't see much justification for going wider than 36". In fact, one could argue that 36" is overkill.

I can't help on the comparison, having never used either.

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I've got the Ultra jig on a piece of melamine that's about 31x20. I added an extension for the jig. Looks funny but it works. So far, the size is just fine. I'm in the process of building the New Yankee router table and I'm wondering if it's too big. I kinda like this small table.

If you notice, the Oak Park table that is highly recommended is fairly small and narrow.
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Go big. Add MDF supplementary fences to extend yours if need be. I have a smaller table also. Interchangeable router lift goes between the 2. Seperate fences.
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Default Thans very much

Thanks to all-----

Going to buy a Woodpecker Super fence----talked to a Woodpecker tech---his feeling was that they had a superior fence compared to Incra ( IF ) you just wanted a router fence. PERIOD----if you were planning dovetails and other stuff---go with Incra.

If I do dovetails it is going to be with a Almeda or my Kehoe spline dovetail jig.

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PS----intend to put on an Incra positioner on the Super Fence in future.
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I like the longer fences so a stop can be set on each side of the bit for the start & stop plunge cuts where I do not want to route a profile the whole length of the material. I've had to make extensions with the shorter fence to extend it out. Other than that the fence you are considering will do just fine.

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my table is only 24" wide works fine
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I have been looking at that phenolic table, would appreciate know what experience you have with it. Or anyone else for that matter.

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