Router table fence add on.

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Forum topic by jbmaine posted 11-22-2019 10:23 PM 259 views 3 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2019 10:23 PM

Hi all, Some time ago I built myself a new router table fence, ( my second) and using what I had learned up to that time I added a piece of T track on a slide that moves in and out on what you would call the Y axis. I’ve used it for a while now and though I’d share the idea incase anyone else finds it useful. I made it originally to use a feather board to keep down pressure right over the router bit when routing grooves etc. away from the edge of plywood, but I’ve found other uses for it. Here’s a few pics. Position feather boards anywhere you need to, or even using them as guards to keep fingers away.

I made a shop vac fitting for it for dust control for routing inside picture frames for example.

I’ve also added outriggers to it for adjustable stops.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 11-25-2019 03:06 AM

Great idea, thanks for posting. I hope to be in the process of building a new table and fence, and collecting ideas for it. So thanks, Dan

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#2 posted 11-25-2019 02:43 PM

Love the PRL!

I made a high side t-track slot in my fence , but it is flat to the fence surface, Great for feather boards but lacks the versatility of the y axis that yours has. Nice utility add-on!

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#3 posted 11-25-2019 03:01 PM

That’s a great idea—thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 11-25-2019 09:49 PM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I’m still finding new uses for it. Next time I get a chance I’m going to make a 1” travel dial bracket for it, to set router bit height.

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