Short answer is that some fences do have a miter/tee slot and some don't. You have to buy one that suits your needs, or build it yourself.Dumb question, sorry, just getting into routers and building my first table. Why is the slot always in the table top? Couldn't you hook up a sled to a track on the fence?
Nothing wrong with the question, just needed expanding a bit.Reason I asked is because I thought about getting the Incra positioner, because the idea of perfect fancy dovetails and such with minimal thinking is too tempting to pass up. My table top and base cost me nothing and I wanted to make my own fence with scraps to further add to that nothing. I did want to splurge on that positioner.
I noticed on the Incra demo videos that the right-angle sled that comes with the Incra Super System is not on a miter track. It rides on top of their fence. My thinking was to have my own sled connect to the fence somehow, and all I could think of was a T Track in the fence or on top of it. I could buy the whole Incra setup but if I can do part of it on my own I'd rather do that and save $$$. Regardless, probably should have worded my question better.
So what are ways to have a sled ride the fence? Do most people physically connect the two, or just make sure it's pushed snugly against it?
Alan, yeah, having something ride the top of the fence like Incra does is how I originally envisioned it. But I also wondered why people don't use the track on the face of the fence, like for featherboards and stop blocks, to move the right angle attachment/sled/thingy along that track instead of along the top? Now that I've thought about it more clearly I see a number of problems with that setup. Adding a track to the top edge of the fence instead of the face is the way to go if I want to do this on my own.
Again, thanks for all the replies. Been reading a lot on this forum and it's very helpful.