Beisemeyer fence install

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Forum topic by Dabcan posted 09-16-2013 12:14 AM 1249 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2013 12:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw beisemeyer fence extension rail rear

So I picked up a used beisemeyer fence, then it sat in my shop for a year until I found a used saw to put it on. The thing I have just realized is I only have a front rail, no back rail. Do I need a back rail? I am going to build an extension table which will have legs, so it will be well supported, and the fence doesn’t attach to the back rail, so I assume it is only for support?

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 12:50 AM

I had a Jet Xacta XL cabinet saw with a Biesmyeyer clone Xacta fence. I built an extension table that wrapped around the back and right side of the saw cut to fit the outline of the table. Never used the rear rail and never needed it, the table was great support. You’ll need to use some UHMW plastic or something similar to make a button (bearing surface) to keep the fence from dragging on the outfeed table. It was a good set up. I’ve done the same with my new Vega Pro 40 fence system and it works very well. Just be sure to put that bearing block on the back end of the fence and use it to make the fence parallel to the saw table along it’s length and keep it from dragging when you move it.

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 05:52 PM

No; you do not need a back rail. I is only there for the extension table. You can pick up a length of steel angle at any big box store for the back rail. A 2×2x3/16 angle or a slotted angle will work fine.

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 09:34 PM

You need something to keep the fence above the saw table, but a piece of 2×2 angle as suggested by MrRon will work.

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