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Default Planning to build a custom Biesemeyer long fence, any advices?.

After giving it some though, I think that a Biesemeyer fence would fit my needs.

Now, I would need two of these, one 1 40 inches long and the other one 80 inches long. The question is, using the Biesemeyer construction method, would I end up with a solid guide?, I mean, with no play, robust, etc?.

I'm asking this because I never used one, and the videos I watched that show it are short fences, compared to the ones I would need.
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if you build right it will treat you well. I used aluminum instead of steel for mine, which I have one on my table saw and another on my router table and onced locked down u can push against the other end and it barely moves at all, like all my strength to make it defect 1mm, and I can't ask much more then that.

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A forum member posted the below video a few days ago. It may be useful to you:


I'm not sure if I like the incremental positioning part, but you could always leave that off.

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Those aluminum extruded box sections are really nice. They allow attaching things like hold downs very easily but they are expensive. What you are suggesting Pablo is a plywood box section attached to a head that clamps to the rail on your saw. There is no reason why you can't make your own. I think the trickiest part will be attaching the box section to the clamp head. If you leave the end open so that you can have access inside for attaching washers and nuts to the bolts it shouldn't be too hard. The trick is to keep the fence square to the clamp head while you drill the holes to attach one to the other. The clamp head should allow some adjustment but you still have to be close to square.

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Wish I was a machinest as I'd build a tank of a fence . Would take a mini nuke to move it once it's clamped .
Panlo I had a Beis on my delta contractors saw but my new general saw is similar in design but has a kind of new twist , as the almunum face that guides the wood is removable so in theory a guy could buy some almunum and make a longer piece to attach. Take a look at Excalibur fences

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Not too much used to metal work, but I think I will have to spend some time learning new stuff and buying new tools yay!.
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Not too much used to metal work, but I think I will have to spend some time learning new stuff and buying new tools yay!.
I was hoping by using extruded aluminum and a drill a guy could fab something up for the face of the fence . Seems to be all kinds of neat attachments for extruded aluminum when you see cnc router tables etc

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