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Project by kiefer posted 04-30-2011 08:54 PM 5182 views 12 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my zero clearence mitresaw fence
The sliding fence is build on to the old fence using the mounting holes to attach the sliding fence.
The reason i build this fence is to keep pieces flying off the saw.
The fence system operates on a cam which is part of the zero clearence table overlay /throat plate which acts on two ballbearings on the bottom of each fence half, sliding the halfs as the angle of the saw is changed,following the saw blade very closely .
The two fence halfs are mounted on ballbearing slides and springs keep the ballbearing in contact with the cams .
The overlay plate and fence is coated with a non slip coating to prevent movement of the piece being cut from moving during the cutting operation.

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 04-30-2011 10:42 PM

the saw blade is not the issue here
the issue is the debris that comes of the saw and how to prevent it
that is why i designed this fence system to adress the safty issue
all mitre saws that i am aware of lack this and are promoted with fancy colors etc etc
not so much with safety in mind and i would need to be shown where a LEITZ blade would make a difference here
i lost an eye in a saw acciedent caused by flying debris and safety is my main concern when working with tools !
i hope to make further improvements o this fence and also hope that others will post innovations of their own
to make our shops a safer place to work !


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 05-01-2011 12:38 AM

its does seems to work pretty smart, I don´t have such an electronkiller device :-)
but i can follow your thoughts becourse you have made a good toturrial picturebook :-)
I´m sorry for your loss of the eye , how can you focus enoff to use the maschinery
precisely enoff , I still remember many eyars ago I had to go with an eyeklap 3 months
how hard it was to pin point distance´s

I will bookmark it so I can remember it for future use if it comes such a device in my shop :-)

take care

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#3 posted 05-01-2011 01:53 AM

Very creative. Do I hear a patent coming?

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#4 posted 05-01-2011 03:26 PM

Terrific looking design. Thanks for your fine effort.

-- Gary, Florida

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#5 posted 05-02-2011 12:25 AM

it’s not the end of the world when you loose an eye
your brain can learn very quickly and life goes on
i can take a 10’ stick and touch a certain spot with it !

thanks for your comments
much appreciated


-- Kiefer

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