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I have installed a router in my out feed table and looking for suggestions on ways to attach router fence to table w/out any pins to interfere with the table use. Looking also for ideas and materials to build fence.

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The Router Workshop approach is to use C-clamps to hold the fence in place. The one disadvantage to this approach is the limit to the height of the fence. Bob and Rick use high density polyethylene, but even they state that any absolutely straight piced of wood such as a 2 x 4 could be used. The ends however need to be reduced height so the C clamps can be used.
There are of course all manner of expensive (some more expensive than a router itself!) with microadjusting features, etc. I do not think although I have no first hand knowledge, that they require any pins, etc, in the table top.

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Studded levers lock into tee-nuts under the top for a positive no-slip lock.
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I have used 1x4 stock, and c-clamps to hold it. I like to make My nice finished edge on My moldings with this. I pivot the fence into the revolving router bit. The notch that is cut will work with the bit to make 0-clearance cuts that are nice and smooth!

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Rout two grooves in the top as guides, affix the guides to bottom of fence, screw whole thing down with toggles into tee nuts, had mine for so long it is almost antique



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Hello everyone,
I liked Cassandra's formula that made ​​me laugh a lot.
In all this, there is also pleasure. Some find this in the possession of beautiful very sophisticated equipment, and others (like me) find more pleasure in the manufacture of tooling "self made​​" that will do the job than in the job itself ..

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Hey Tom,

Thank your input. I like the high density polyethylene. There is a plastics mfg/dist. 20 miles from me and will check this option out when I head that way. I am going to put inserts flush in the table to accept 5/16-3/8? and put handles in the fence. one will have a bushing inserted on one side as not to ware out the plastic and I will slot the other end at the radius to allow movement and clamp to table through the insert.

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Good morning Howard,

I like the idea of the 0-clearance. I will figure out a way to create this with inserts from plastic that can be slid in and out for different size bits and be able to hang them on the side of the table for quick access. When done will post picture if I can figure this out, computers can be challenging.

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Good Morning Derek,

Thanks for your input re: tee slots. Your input has brought me to using inserts in the table 1/4 -3/8 " ? The type that they use for adjusting tables,stands, chairs to level or stabilize what ever one is working on.

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