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Making a fence from scratch seems pretty straightforward. That said, most fences I've seen pictures and plans for seem to have a simple hole drilled where two bolts in the back of the fence hold the fence down to the table in a t-track. It seems to me that having this bolt go through a short slot instead of a hole would give you a little more side to side adjustment and/or allow the fence to "pivot" around the router head for finer adjustment from one side only.

Does this makes sense or am I over thinking things?
 

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My vote is for the slots - I have slots on the router table and tracks on the drill press table and the fence on the router is way easier to adjust. The bolt heads tend to jam sometimes in the track and make the adjustments jerky.
 

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My fence is a commercial one from Rockler. I have slots through table going front-to-back. The fence itself has slots going side-to-side. The fence is bolted down to the table, but I can adjust it in 4 directions because of the flexibility of the crossed slots. I wouldn't have it any other way.
 

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No need for slots in the fence. It will rotate just fine on one tightened t-bolt. You shouldn't need more adjustment than that. I usually make a mark on the table against the side of the fence I want to move. That gives you a visual indicator for fine adjustment. Since you are only moving one side you are moving 1/2 the apparent adjustment.
 

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A couple of thoughts on RT fences.

If you haven't used one at all, I would opt for the simplest possible to start. I would (and did) start out with clamping a simple board across the table. The reason for that is you are still learning what works for you. Use it a few times and you will get a much better idea of what you want. One thing I have learned over and over again, what looks good on paper or in an ad doesn't always translate into works good in the shop. Those fancy router table fence plans you see all work pretty much the same. Simple is good here.

Making small adjustments is a key aspect of RT fence usage so I would focus on that. The pivot scheme is the traditional way of doing it. However, micropositioning is a very good thing. You can mark, bump and check to make small adjustments but nothing compares to making a couple of quick clicks to get your desired alignment. My fence gives me one mil (1/1000") adjustment accuracy. While that may be perceived as overkill, it helped significantly raise my level of craftsmanship. I frequently find myself adjusting by 5 to 10 mils which is a little better than 1/64". Once you have it, you will never want to go back. I wouldn't invest a lot of time or money in something that doesn't give you precise control.
 

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Rex I'd go with the slots on the table , then build a micro adjuster to move the fence in small increments
 

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I had modified my Bosch table's fence to have one hole on the right side...allows for small incremental adjustments to be made from the left side as you noted. Honestly, it hadn't done anything for me I that I couldn't do with the front/back slots...

I have never had the need to move the entire fence side to side...maybe I just don't know I needed that and have been missing out...so not sure what that would buy you.

My fence has the usual slots for front/back adjustments.

If you're planning on bigger bits, make sure you accommodate sneaking up on the bit, i.e., a raised panel bit or large molding bit...not all bits can be "sneaked upon" with height...

When you've decided what to build, slap up some pic's...

Welcome, Rex...you're gonna like it here...
 

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I built one table with t track. I built one table and use "c" clamps. On my Bosch RT I threw their slot design out and use c clamps build your fence Try the clamps method If you don't like it it your fence can be easily modified to add the slots
 

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I built mine and went with bolts and a slot it works fine and is cheaper than using a T track. Also it is quicker to remove and install. There is really no reason to adjust it more than a few inches back from the bit under 99.999% of all operations. For this reason an Incra fence is a waste of money.
 

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Rick, I like your new Avatar.
I like the new avatar too. I figure you found an oversized connector. I find photoshop to be overkill. I just use Irfanview for the most part. Free, versatile, and manageable without taking a college course. It also plays videos.
 

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I built mine and went with bolts and a slot it works fine and is cheaper than using a T track. Also it is quicker to remove and install. There is really no reason to adjust it more than a few inches back from the bit under 99.999% of all operations. For this reason an Incra fence is a waste of money.
Maybe it is a waste of money to you but it's money well spent to me. I often move my INCRA LS Positioner fence 5 or more inches multiple times in a session. With their templates, you can make some really nice joinery. And I often use the fence for putting dados in smallish pieces (like jewelry and recipe card boxes) - it can be several inches from the bit. See the pictures for examples. Other than cutting the blanks, everything else (including the stopped dados and box joints) was done on the router table with an LS Positioner. There are lots of other reasons to have the fence quite a distance away from the bit. I keep finding new uses.
 

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Dang, some pretty darn nice boxes coming out of this place lately.... gonna have to step up my game :)
 
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Very nice, Phil...but tell me you're not cutting up your table to get the wood for the boxes...? :)

(nice matching color)
 

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Those are fantastic Phil . Hopefully someday I can pull something like those off
 
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