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I saw a micro adjuster online and thought that I could come up with something that would cost a lot less. I made this from very little scrap and hardware I had laying around. I'm sure it could be made for less than $5. It needs a little tweeking but this is the first try. Please let me know what you think and any ideas you may have, thanks.
 

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I like it, Mike. The price is right, it works, and it's simple with no frills. The spring is a nice touch that I hadn't considered before. I need to re-evaluate the one I made for my drill press.
 

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I like it, Mike. The price is right, it works, and it's simple with no frills. The spring is a nice touch that I hadn't considered before. I need to re-evaluate the one I made for my drill press.
What? Oliver is impressed by someone! Usually, it is the other way around. :wink::sarcastic:

However, I'm in agreement. It doesn't always have to be pretty or expensive to get from point "A" to point "B".

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Simplicity at its best.
 
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That's it gentlemen, simple and cheap but it works well. It's better than spending $20 on a bolt and a magnet!!
 

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I saw a micro adjuster online and thought that I could come up with something that would cost a lot less. I made this from very little scrap and hardware I had laying around. I'm sure it could be made for less than $5. It needs a little tweeking but this is the first try. Please let me know what you think and any ideas you may have, thanks.
Nice job.

But my gosh your shop must be very fancy, lounge suite and cushions!!! no dust. Impressed. I can just see you in a recumbent posture waiting for eureka moments like this one.

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What locks the fence in place?
 

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mbar57,
Gotcha, now I can see the sliver of gold clamp thing in your latest pics, well done!
 
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Awesome!! Let me know how it goes. I've been using mine and I think it's great. Get some pics on here if you make any changes. I'd love see what modifications guys make to it. Thank you!! Hmmm, I wonder if I could charge $25 for an idea?!
 

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This is really good! I've been thinking there's got to be a simple solution for a small adjuster but haven't committed the time to making it. Usually when I make any type of tool it generally takes at least 3 tries to get a functional model - You've done 1 and 2 for me so thank you very much.
Why 2 springs?
 

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This is really good! I've been thinking there's got to be a simple solution for a small adjuster but haven't committed the time to making it. Usually when I make any type of tool it generally takes at least 3 tries to get a functional model - You've done 1 and 2 for me so thank you very much.
Why 2 springs?
Thank you sir!! I added the 2nd spring because the first one wasn't quite strong enough to push the fence. One nice stiff spring would work just fine,
 

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I saw a micro adjuster online and thought that I could come up with something that would cost a lot less. I made this from very little scrap and hardware I had laying around. I'm sure it could be made for less than $5. It needs a little tweeking but this is the first try. Please let me know what you think and any ideas you may have, thanks.
Mike,

If I'm seeing this correctly, you lock down the micro-adjuster with the C-clamp once the fence is positioned more of less where you want it? If not true, can you explain it a little - I'm missing it.

If you do have to re-clamp between setups, did you have any thoughts / ideas on a more permanent mounting / quick adjustment mechanism?

I went a similar route. I like the fine adjustment it provides (18tpi over a 3ft pivot length) but its a nuisance as the back of my table is a little inaccessible. I have to disconnect for each setup. (I can provide pics if needed). I'm looking to build version 2.0.

I thought about using one of those Rockler blue quick release knobs but that only allows positive movement in one direction.

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Mark
 

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Mike,

If I'm seeing this correctly, you lock down the micro-adjuster with the C-clamp once the fence is positioned more of less where you want it? If not true, can you explain it a little - I'm missing it.

If you do have to re-clamp between setups, did you have any thoughts / ideas on a more permanent mounting / quick adjustment mechanism?

I went a similar route. I like the fine adjustment it provides (18tpi over a 3ft pivot length) but its a nuisance as the back of my table is a little inaccessible. I have to disconnect for each setup. (I can provide pics if needed). I'm looking to build version 2.0.

I thought about using one of those Rockler blue quick release knobs but that only allows positive movement in one direction.

Thanks
Mark
Hey Mark, you have the idea, however I used the C clamp so that I could remove the fence if need be.(as you can see it's not much of a router table) I could easily attach the rear piece permanently as long as the bolt and springs are long enough. Than I just get it close using the cam lock on the side without the adjuster, and use the adjuster from there to fine tune.
Another thought I did have was, instead of using a carriage bolt put a small piece of "T" track in the part mounted to the fence and simply use a standard 1/4-20 bolt or a 5/16 "T" bolt. This would solve your problem of getting to the back of the saw, you could simply slide the bolt out. There's also no reason I can think of that if you reversed everything that it couldn't be permanently mounted and then again you wouldn't have to get to the back of the table.
I hope this makes an ounce of sense to someone, because I think I just lost myself. :no: Please let me know and I'll try to do a better job of explaining myself!!
 
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