Workshop #3: The Red-Line

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Blog entry by rweitz posted 02-23-2010 08:01 AM 2221 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I got the windows done in the basement and rewarded myself by installing my new fence upgrade.

new fence

I got the 36” Redline fence from Dave and got it installed. A bit of tweaking and tinkering and I have a nice new fence. It’s very nice to be able to roll it up to a setting on the ruler and make cuts without all the measuring and waiting for the saw to spin up and down. I had set it up temporarily while I got used to it to finish the windows, but the first project I got done was this bag recycler to hold those plastic trashbags so we can reuse them. I made it from scraps left from the window projects. All nice clean cuts and setup quickly making this simple project a simple weekend afternoon project.

Bag box

I also got a hold down jig built for the slotted fence. It works slick! gotta love those featherboards for keeping things safe. Now its back to the clean up of the basement so I can get the garage/workshop put together. You can’t really see it but I did clean out the rafters of the garage and put in two new 8’ lights so I can see what I’m doing as well. That is a great improvement too!

-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 08:58 PM

That is cool, we all keep chipping away to build our little peice sanctuary. Thanks for the post, it is nice to others on the same quest.

-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 10:01 PM

That looks like a fine fence. I really like those built in T slots.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 01:26 PM

I’m replacing my fence too. I’m trying to figure out how to recycle the old fence with the T slots. I like your new fence. I agree that the measuring for every cut sux. Enjoy your little piece of paradise. Rand

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#4 posted 12-14-2016 03:53 PM

Hello, I just joined lumberjocks ‘cause I noticed that you purchased the Red-line TS fence. Looks like your post was in 2010?

I was wondering how your Red-Line Fence was holding up and if you are still happy with it? I’ve just purchased one and am waiting for it to arrive. I’m replacing the crappy fence on the General (~6 years old) TS contractor saw I have…am also putting on the PALS to get the blade aligned with the miter slots. And I noticed that you upgraded your miter gauge to an Incra V120 as I have done too.



-- Dave in Calgary

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 12:50 AM

hi Dave,
I still love this fence, probably the best investment I’ve made in my woodworking ever. I’ve done a tune up once a year or so, but mostly because the clamping surfaces on my saw are kinda marginal and normal use will shift the track so it hangs on the table surface. the fence itself I think I only have touched once since the initial install when I dropped it on the concrete floor and knocked it out of alignment.

I have upgraded my table saw center a bunch since this post: See here

-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 03:34 PM

Yes I took a look at your set up yesterday…great job on that. I’ve been mostly bicycle obsessed for the last 4 years and am just now getting back into woodworking. My first project will be a small kid bed for my grand-daughter. Spending way to much time tuning up my table saw. This new fence should help…LOL..struggling to align the blade to the miter slots. Just tried the PALS last night and no love there. I’ve also just purchased a combo jointer/planer with a helical cutting head so at least I can start with flat square lumber.

Take care and I’ll pop a note here once I get the fence…it just shipped yesterday so I’ll have something to play with over Christmas holiday!


-- Dave in Calgary

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