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Rabbet-Cutting Fence

Rabbet-Cutting Fence

Here's a no-clamp way to add a sacrificial rabbet-cutting fence to your saw's regular fence. Bruce's box fence fits over his T-square-style rip fence; when the MDF side gets trashed, he easily replaces it. This model is Bruce's second stab at the box fence, adding several improvements along the way. An aluminum T-track tucks snugly into a 3/4" dado 1/2" deep in the MDF, allowing him to tighten the bolts securing the feather board to the sacrificial face of the box. "This provides much smoother movement and better lockdown of the feather board and other attachments than with just the regular fence," Bruce explains. The two handles on top help when he moves the fence around the shop for storage or when he sets it in place over the regular fence. On the side facing away from the camera, two built-in clamping screws, made using brass T-bolts, attach the auxiliary box fence securely to his rip fence.

Bruce Greenawald, Schnecksville, Pa.

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Comments (4)
Bruce Jordan wrote:

Great idea....just wish you would include plans.

4/23/2015 10:46:59 AM Report Abuse
evmerriam wrote:

Please furnish plans for this jig

3/8/2015 08:52:33 PM Report Abuse
jpugh01 wrote:

Now that's a great idea for a truly functional jig. Should have a plan in the next issue

2/28/2012 08:43:20 PM Report Abuse
linemanvic wrote:

good idea thank you

11/25/2011 07:40:25 PM Report Abuse

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