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Shorten a fence?

by Danpaddles
posted 02-01-2017 03:52 PM

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#1 posted 02-01-2017 03:56 PM

I haven’t done it but I seriously considered
shortening a fence on a Felder saw before
I sold it. The saw consumed so much real
estate with the 52” fence it was difficult to
get things done in the shop.

Just cut the bar off. A 32” fence is adequate
for most wost… even 25” will do.

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#2 posted 02-01-2017 04:27 PM

my unisaw fence was cut down – no issues

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#3 posted 02-01-2017 05:03 PM

Then there is the mobile base to consider. But that, I can deal with too, I suppose. thanks guys!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#4 posted 02-01-2017 05:27 PM

The fence is 52” or the rail? The rail can easily be cut to the length you require. It’s just hollow, cold formed steel tubing. A hand grinder is all that is needed.

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#5 posted 02-01-2017 05:40 PM

^All true.

You could also post an ad here, or on CL and see if anyone with a shorter rail wants to trade. I have a long rail and I enjoy the added length. Occasionally it is great for the times that I need to break down a 4×8 sheet on my table saw. I don’t even need saw horses for external support. I bet someone with a bigger shop and a smaller set of rails would love to trade. Of course, it would probably only be worth it if you found someone local.

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#6 posted 02-01-2017 07:01 PM

I like that idea, GreatJon. I’d even be willing to go with the unifence, as that is what I am used to on my contractors saw. Hey, maybe I could sell the CS as a 52, with those parts!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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