Sacrificial Fence 2 Cost $5.00

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Project by QuickWay posted 03-12-2012 05:32 PM 3475 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is different hardware but still very easy to make. 1 large square u-bolt cut in half ($3.99), 2 washers, two 3/8 wing nuts, a little scrap wood. Its smaller and lighter than the first one I made (see pic #2) but it works quite well also. I saw someone else make this on the internet. I really would like to give them the proper credit, but now I can’t find it again. Thank You internet woodworker where ever you are.

-- Bill Native Texan

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 05:48 PM

I have been thinking of doing something like that myself and haven’t gotten roundtoit. Those roundtoits seem to be hard to find when there is no immediate need.
I’m headed to the shop right now to do it….if I don’t get distracted.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 05:56 PM

Do you have a minute to answ…..........

Great Job! Quick & Simple, even I can handle that!!! That really is a QuickWay to save a few bucks & your fence! Thanks for sharing this & for the motivation to make one!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 06:30 PM

Great idea. I’ve seen something similar posted here a while ago and I looked at my local HD but they do not carry this type of u-bolt. Where did you get yours? Thanks.

edit: here is the project I made the reference to:

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 08:55 PM

Try Ace Hardware for U Bolts…

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 03:00 AM

Radu I checked the link. Wow that’s neat to see that. I had no idea that was on the our Jocks site. It was posted long before I joined this great group. It looks close to what I saw on the internet. Good ideas shared and saving money is a win for us all.
I found my u-bolt at True Value. No luck at the big box stores.


-- Bill Native Texan

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 05:09 AM

I made this a favorite that way I will have a better chance to get, Aroundtooit

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 03-13-2012 05:29 AM

Good Job
I saw a tip from woodsmith that was very close to this idea too. The easiest sacrificial fence I’ve seen is one made by William Ing he just built a box all the way around his fence and slipped it over the top when he wanted the sacrificial fence on. Simple and easy.


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#8 posted 03-13-2012 05:47 PM

good idea. Looks like your fence is 3/4” (?) I think I’ll use a 1” fence to make the math easier on my rip tape-gauge.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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#9 posted 03-13-2012 05:51 PM

Clay…...Great idea Duh wish I would have thought of that…... Isn’t this a great site. Thanks

-- Bill Native Texan

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#10 posted 03-13-2012 06:00 PM

start sacrificing, you’ll be making another in no time! love the site!

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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#11 posted 03-14-2012 12:35 PM

Great idea.
I had these on my table saw until yesterday.
I have decided I don’t like them though. I took the time yesterday to make a sacrificial fence with recessed bolts that attached straight to the side of the alluminum extrusion.
Looks like mine will stay in a drawer until I find someone needing them or find an alternative use.


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