Job site table saw, new fence idea potential
I have a cheap Craftsman table saw, and the fence on it is less than desirable. It doesn't clamp down tight enough to prevent slipping. It never clamps square to the blade, and even when I take the time to line it up square and clamp it tight, sometimes it still isn't right. So, today I was thinking about some new ideas on how to make a new fence to solve these problems. I haven't yet solved it, but I discovered something that seems to have potential for development and it seemed so perfect I thought I'd share it here incase anyone else is intersted in it also. Maybe someone can take this and run with it.
I discovered that a drywall square seems like it was made to fit on my table saw. What are the odds they'd manufacture it this perfectly? Theres got to be a way to make a fence to attach to this and clamp it down. It is already set up to slide and self square very easily. Pics below.