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Miter saw fence upgrade

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Project by Phil277 posted 03-29-2018 02:00 PM 2593 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on plans from http://woodarchivist.com/2513-miter-saw-upgrade I made a few modifications to build a better fence for my sliding miter saw. I know that the fence is not practical for some operations such as compound angles and wide board miter cuts. However, by far most of my work that I do will benefit from this improvement. If I need the fence can be removed in about a minute by removing six screws.

Phil

-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.





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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 03-29-2018 02:03 PM

Very nice addition. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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Joe

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#2 posted 03-29-2018 04:48 PM

Great job, I really like the design, use it safely and use it often. Thanks for sharing

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#3 posted 03-29-2018 05:05 PM

nice job…great design!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 03-29-2018 05:49 PM

Looks great.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 03-29-2018 08:30 PM

You did a nice job on this fence and it will be a fine addition to your workshop.

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

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#6 posted 03-30-2018 02:19 AM

A nice addition to your saw. As you said while impractical for some it suits your needs and can easily be changed out. Good creative thinking.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 03-30-2018 02:59 AM

Perhaps you will find the best part of this set up is the almost zero clearance situation you created by sheathing over the normal cutting deck, and it’s huge gaping mouth. As you stated that part only works on 90’s

-- Think safe, be safe

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Phil277

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#8 posted 03-30-2018 01:35 PM

The zero clearance feature was the main reason for my interest in this improvement. It really bothered me that very short cutoffs were falling into the base and it’s not easy to clean out. It will still provide zero clearance on narrow miter cuts. The fence is made in three parts, the center is easily replaceable I am sure it will need to be replaced after a fair amount of use.

-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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#9 posted 03-31-2018 12:38 AM

Nice. I’ve got mine inset into a workbench, but I was strongly considering something like this to span the top. Maybe I’ll actually get around to it someday…

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