Router Fence for my table saw

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Project by Matt (MWA Woodworks) posted 07-03-2015 12:54 AM 2745 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Ive been in the process of building a router table into my table saw’s extension. I’ll post more on the table itself later. But I wanted to highlight the fence, which is quickly becoming my favorite fence accessory.

I made it primarily from 3/4” MDF, except for the braces on the back which I made from plywood. The face of the fence is about 9” high and is split at the bottom. It can widen up to 4 inches. Its laminated with formica for a smooth, flat, and durable finish. I trimmed out the fence with a bit of scrap walnut, which is what I am using for the doors of the cabinet being built below the table.

I put a kreg t-track and feather boards on it and added a compartment on the back for a 2.5” dust port which really keeps things clean.

Two other things I like about this style fence is that it has a couple convenient tool totes built into the back and the fence is attached to my table saw fence using clamps instead of the type that saddle the table saw fence, which in my opinion is harder to keep square.

Building a router table into the side of your table saw is a great way to save space in a small shop like mine and the different options for fence accessories are all up to your imagination.

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#1 posted 07-03-2015 01:33 AM

Nice sturdy fence with great dust collection. Are you thinking of a miter slot for coping jobs?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 02:16 AM

unfortunately because of the table saw rails, I could not do a miter track in the table.

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 03:18 AM

I like that tall fence. Very nice!

-- Matt Cremona | Minneapolis, MN |

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#4 posted 07-03-2015 03:32 AM

yeah Matt, its 9” tall and wont budge at all. Very stable.

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#5 posted 07-03-2015 04:39 PM

I like your fence design; I am looking to build a similar setup for my table saw so I am very interested in seeing how you built the extension (my first attempt was a complete failure). Nice work!

-- Jake

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#6 posted 07-03-2015 05:35 PM

Jake, I’ll be posting the results of the whole project in the next week or so. The table, fence and cabinet below.

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