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Has anyone seen or used one of these automated table fences?


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For $800 that is too rich for my blood. (But it is cool...)

https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools...wE#description For $100 you can add a Wixey digital read out and slide the fence side to side by hand.
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One of those would be terrific,Herb.

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No but it appears to use standard positioning technology like CNCs use. I ran an SCM CNC beam saw for a little while once and it was accurate to 1mm while cutting up to 7 layers of 5/8" melamine at a time. Probably using similar technology.
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I've seen this before and my thoughts haven't changed - I don't want one. It's too pricey and not necessary. I find his marketing comments interesting 'you'll wonder why you've used a tape measure' but I have a better solution - I use the scale on my table saw for my PM66 and Biesemeyer fence and keep it accurate. I can't recall the last time I used a tape to measure cuts on the table saw. But if I had come up with this idea and did a video to market the product I would probably say the same thing to imply that the 'old' way of measuring for cuts is inaccurate and problematic. YMMV...

I like Doug's idea on the Wixey. That's about as far as I would want to go on the table saw.

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I hadn't seen this before, but I've been looking into building an Arduino controlled box joint jig, and I think the principle of the rip-it is sound. I didn't see where the $800 that Doug mentioned was, but it has some bells and whistles on it ( like built in LCD screen) that could be eliminated by going the Arduino route to save quite a bit of money. Of course, you'd have to learn to write GRBL code to program your control unit. But there may be some free code already written on sites like GitHub.com . I think it's one of those things that you can do without, but it would be interesting to try to build your own.

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I'm with David on the fact that my Unifence scale is accurate enough but one of the other things I didn't care for in this setup is the power cable going into the end of the fence. I can't figure out why he didn't go with a ribbon cable that folds and unfolds as the fence moves that would hang below the fence rail.
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Every shop needs this.

I found a tool on sale recently that only cost $29,999.99 that not only measured out cuts on flat stock, but cuts to within 2/1000 accuracy, at either 45 or 90 degrees with an accuracy of .001 degree, then drives the piece through a precision blade, which can be programmed to rise out of the table to cut directly through the piece so the cut is at any angle you dial in, using your laptop to control it (software is extra, $11,999.99 plus the cost of training at the factory ($3,999.99, plus travel and lodging). Once cut, it then transfers the freshly cut piece into an automatic sanding tool to remove tearout and prep for finish. It then scoots the workpiece onto a special table where an automated finishing tool sprays the pieces with your personal favorite finish (Additional software module is required to program your favorite finishing method, $799.99), then processes the finished pieces through a dryer, and finally stacks the finished pieces in the correct sequence for rapid assembly. Delivery charges of $2,299.99 apply (unassembled with Chinese instrucitons) or you can have it installed on your site for an additional fee of $7,999.99. Includes a 30 day guarantee, or an extended guarantee policy for an additional $2,999.99.

Every shop should have one, but you'll need a larger shop, which is available for $999.99 per sq. ft., which includes 12 inch concrete base and stainless steel tool mounting hardware.

See this fine woodworking tool at www.igotscrewed.ru

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I'd rather have it feed the material, Herb.
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