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I’m working on a fence for my router table. I have a setup where I have 3 different ranges of forward and aft adjustment of 2 7/8” each, that are controlled by using a dovetail machine slide as seen here (Slides ).
My question is for the most used range where should I start. I am thinking of setting this up with 1.0” adjustment in front of the bit and 1 7/8” behind the bit for my first range adjustment. I can then change the pin location and add 2 more working ranges to the rear of the bit of 2 7/8” ea. What range would be the best for the 1st range fore and aft of the bit? thanks
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I’m working on a fence for my router table. I have a setup where I have 3 different ranges of forward and aft adjustment of 2 7/8” each, that are controlled by using a dovetail machine slide as seen here (Slides ).
My question is for the most used range where should I start. I am thinking of setting this up with 1.0” adjustment in front of the bit and 1 7/8” behind the bit for my first range adjustment. I can then change the pin location and add 2 more working ranges to the rear of the bit of 2 7/8” ea. What range would be the best for the 1st range fore and aft of the bit? thanks
Hi Tim - Don't really need to overthink this. 1-1/2" ahead of the bit means you will need to be swinging a 3"+ bit to even touch the stock. Same for behind the bit for doing edge work. You need more travel behind the bit for doing dados and such in drawer/box sides for dividers and similar jobs. My guess would be 5-6" total travel would be plenty.

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Tim, why limit your fence locations with mounting slots? Simply clamp your fence in position with C clamps, this allows for infinite adjustments.

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Why don't you try a set-up similar to this, any increment can be made just by slackening the hold down bolts, and adjustng to the neccesary position required.


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I am limited to 3 positions with a small range of adjustment on my school Trend pro table. Not good. Always happy to use my selfbuilt extractor fence or the Incra, they are so much better.
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