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Project by WoodChips_Mac posted 04-30-2013 01:18 AM 2635 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i have been in need of a router table fence since i built my router table several months ago. I wasn’t quite sure how i wanted to do it, i knew i needed to incorporate dust collection but didn’t want to use the huge 4” hose that is connected to my dust collector. i bought a buckethead shop vac from HD to use specifically for the router table and it couldn’t work better. it was easy to drill the right size hole in the fence to receive the hose which is 1 1/4”. plenty of suction. i plan on adding a sliding front to it to be able to accommodate the size of the bit i am using at the time. made from scraps i had laying around the shop. thanks for looking.

-- "Still Learning"

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 02:22 PM

Nice job, looks like the fence will work out pretty well. The only thing is you might want to add a way for a zero clearance fence around the cutter. You could just add a piece of 1/4 hardboard across the front when you need one. I find i use the zero clearance fence on my router table a good bit. Smaller pieces are safer to route with the zero clearance around the bit.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 02:25 PM

yeah like i said in the post, plan on putting a sliding fence on the front to achieve just that.

-- "Still Learning"

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 03:53 PM

Looks great, Mac! I just clamp a piece of 1/4” to my fence and ease the bit through it to achieve the zero clearance, works pretty good.

-- Matt, Mississippi

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 04:00 PM

hey that is a good idea. might have to give that a shot instead. thanks!

-- "Still Learning"

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