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Quick and easy band saw fence

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Project by Austin Zach posted 09-27-2015 09:02 PM 4862 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a hand-me-down band saw from my dad, but it didn’t come with a fence, so I made this simple fence from a piece of scrap 2×4. I cut a little groove in the top for the clamp bar to sit in. Considering how quick and easy (and free!) this little project was, the ROI is significant. I’ve had lots of need for a fence on my band saw. Well worth the 20 minutes I spent on it.





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#1 posted 09-27-2015 09:41 PM

Brilliant smart solution!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 11:29 PM

Great idea! I’m always looking for ways to make jigs. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jim, Vancouver

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 05:04 AM

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#4 posted 09-28-2015 01:31 PM

simple and smart,I love it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 09-28-2015 01:41 PM

This will be very beneficial to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 09-28-2015 04:46 PM

Wow. why didnt I think of that? Nicely done!

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#7 posted 09-28-2015 04:46 PM

Very Good. I am sure it will be copied. Thank you for using the Keep It Simple Stupid Rule..KISS method. too many of us Overthink a project.

T.Roosevelt…the average man who is successful has the same powers as his fellow man but has developed those powers to a more than ordinary degree.

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#8 posted 09-28-2015 05:11 PM

Sometimes the simplest solutions are right before your eyes!
Really nice solution Austin.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 09-29-2015 03:58 AM

I’ll have to borrow your idea for my shop. It could have many applications.

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#10 posted 09-29-2015 03:30 PM

also borrowing this. I can forsee 2 fences: 1 for general cutting and 1 for resaw.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#11 posted 09-29-2015 07:58 PM

I’ll take that one.
Very clever.

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#12 posted 05-02-2016 05:26 AM

I need a fence like this one, very clever and simple idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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