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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone ever used two router fences? I have a bit that I bought to cut a casing profile to use on the router cabinet I built. I'm thinking that the best way to keep the wood tight to the fence and bit is by sandwiching the board between another fence. Has anyone ever done this before or have any advice?
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That sounds a little iffy to me? Why can't you just use feather boards?
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vertical and horizontal feather boards...
you risk pinching because of irregularities in the edges of the material and getting kick back...
kick backs are a trip to the ER waiting to happen...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
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vertical and horizontal feather boards...
you risk pinching because of irregularities in the edges of the material and getting kick back...
kick backs are a trip to the ER waiting to happen...
Just what I was about to say. Feather boards can give a little when / if there is some tolerance.

I do not have a featherboard myself, but use a clamped stick. It too will give way if pressure is enough.
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Scott, Please do not take offense to the following:
Sandwiches are for eating only. Sandwiching a workpiece between two fixed objects [read: fences] will get you fed, but it will be wood and that ain't ketchup (catsup); but rather it is blood.
Please DO NOT EVER DO THIS!
Occasionally, someone will say, "Oh I do it all the time", or, "I don't see the problem with that". Similar things get said for numerous activities, but that activity is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
FEATHERBOARDS are your best route! ESPECIALLY in consideration of the extremely high speeds (RPM) of a router!

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Scott, as others have said you never trap wood between a bit and the fence because it will grab and shoot out too fast for you to react. Featherboards are one option; if you do not have a track to fasten them to you can clamp them to your router table.

Another safe choice is to use two GRR-Rippers to hold your material down to the table and against the fence. This photo shows them in use on a saw table but conveys the idea.
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I don't know why using feather boards didn't cross my mind. Stupid me...
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Search the forums for making feather boards.

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...sandwiching the board between another fence.
This sounds to me like an injury waiting to happen. I'd opt for a push sled...perhaps one with a toggle clamp to keep the workpiece secure. Sleds are available commercially or you can make your own. Look on Youtube.com for inspiration.
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Scott, Please do not take offense to the following:
Sandwiches are for eating only. Sandwiching a workpiece between two fixed objects [read: fences] will get you fed, but it will be wood and that ain't ketchup (catsup); but rather it is blood.
Please DO NOT EVER DO THIS!
Occasionally, someone will say, "Oh I do it all the time", or, "I don't see the problem with that". Similar things get said for numerous activities, but that activity is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
FEATHERBOARDS are your best route! ESPECIALLY in consideration of the extremely high speeds (RPM) of a router!

Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
well said Otis..

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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