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Auxilliary fence for DeWalt DWE7491RS saw

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Project by BOBAH posted 09-25-2017 04:10 PM 7546 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple weekend project – aux fence for contractor table saw DEWALT DWE7491RS. I used leftover cherry plywood and screw joinery, and have repurposed featherboards from my old router table. Finish – few layers of wipe-on poly. Got really tight snug fit on the original fence, nice.





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#1 posted 09-25-2017 04:11 PM

Very nice. I like the push stick storage.

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#2 posted 09-28-2017 02:50 AM

Wonderful jig idea

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#3 posted 01-03-2018 05:59 AM

Well, this is an actually wonderful idea. It would be a great protection to hands while using this machine. And I suppose that the small scraps that will scatter out while cutting will also be blocked by this.
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#4 posted 01-13-2018 08:39 PM

It turned out to be a great safety feature, but also helped with my arthritis – apparently, I was pushing down stock too hard while ripping, and now vertical feather boards do it for me :-)

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#5 posted 12-18-2019 01:13 PM

Does the fence just friction fit on top the existing aluminum fence? I have the same saw and was looking to do something similar with a t-track slot in it. The DeWalt is a great little saw but the stock fence is not to friendly for long rips.

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#6 posted 12-18-2019 05:23 PM

Yes, just tight friction fit, so I can slide it back and forth to provide additional support where needed.

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#7 posted 03-05-2020 05:15 PM

I’d like to build this. Any plans?

Trying to mod these plans for the DWE7491-XE fence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia_H492DL8Y

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