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Project by JRsgarage posted 07-22-2020 01:26 PM 1382 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently purchased a Unifence system and found this jig on Woodsmith,

https://www.woodsmith.com/article/unifence-stop-block/

I did make it little shorter and used a plastic screw. After using the fence, I have to wonder why they stopped production. It really is a nice system

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-22-2020 03:00 PM

Nice work on the jig. A stop right there comes in handy!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 07-22-2020 03:17 PM

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had a fence set up for multiple cuts, only to have to move it out if the way mid-process to use the saw for a different cut.

I have a Biesemeyer style fence, but a good magnet lift like the maglock feather boards use to replace that “T” slot grip would be the cats meow!

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#3 posted 07-22-2020 03:37 PM



I can t count the number of times I ve had a fence set up for multiple cuts, only to have to move it out if the way mid-process to use the saw for a different cut.

- splintergroup

I agree, and thinking that thought I am wondering when this would be of a benefit? Seems if it was the cut closest to the blade, yeah, you could go wider, but seems you would have to remove it to come in tighter. Or am I missing something?

I know a lot of people Moon over Uni fences, but I am thinking whoever made this probably had a fence that would NOT stay still. I can’t say how many of the darn things I had to remake to get them to “lock” in position. I did like the way the fence could play in varied positions, but never cared much for their locking ability.

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#4 posted 07-22-2020 05:16 PM

I’ve been using a Unifence for 15+ years and wouldn’t trade it for any other fence out there. Never have problems with it not staying still.

I like the idea of the stop block, but Wixey has a digital readout that makes it unnecessary. Granted, the Wixey is more expensive. I still have the aluminum stop block that originally came with with fence and bar. It was designed to flip down out of the way so you could move the fence.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 07-22-2020 05:21 PM


I agree, and thinking that thought I am wondering when this would be of a benefit? Seems if it was the cut closest to the blade, yeah, you could go wider, but seems you would have to remove it to come in tighter. Or am I missing something?

- therealSteveN

In my cases, I’ve needed to squarely crosscut a long piece shorter. but the dance fence is in the way 8^)
When I find the need to rip something that is narrower than my setup, I’ll just use a spacer against the fence.

I’ve become better at foreseeing these events so knock on wood It;ll never happen again!

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JRsgarage

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#6 posted 07-23-2020 02:01 PM

Thanks for the looks and comments.

I agree, and thinking that thought I am wondering when this would be of a benefit? Seems if it was the cut closest to the blade, yeah, you could go wider, but seems you would have to remove it to come in tighter. Or am I missing something?

I know a lot of people Moon over Uni fences, but I am thinking whoever made this probably had a fence that would NOT stay still. I can t say how many of the darn things I had to remake to get them to “lock” in position. I did like the way the fence could play in varied positions, but never cared much for their locking ability.

- therealSteveN


For me, I’m always forgetting or making mistakes that requires me to make adjustments or make another cross cut, which requires to slide the fence out of the way….So, only need to reference from any point. And if needed, I guess I can slide the jig form the other side of the rails.

As for the locking down of fence, mine works well. I researched a lot and it seems most people complaining of this issue were user errors or just plain, never read the manual.

EarlS, I really like it too. I saw the a similar stop block you mentioned but the ones I saw required the newer rails with the t track at bottom…I have the older rails w/o

Thanks

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#7 posted 07-23-2020 02:08 PM

Incra fence repeats exactly every time. No addons needed.

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#8 posted 07-26-2020 12:41 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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