Review

Carter Products’ newest bandsaw fence eliminates the hassles common with bolt-on fence rails that get in the way of blade changes and the use of some jigs.
Instead, the Magfence II installs with two included Magswitch MagJigs that grab the table with a simple turn of the knob on top of each. The MagJigs held the fence securely even when we resawed planks from a big white-oak slab. To adjust slightly for blade drift, we just released one magnet, nudged the fence, and then reengaged the magnet. As a bonus, the MagJigs dismount from the fence so we can also use them with other shopmade jigs. The 3×15" Magfence II has T-slots on its face and top for attaching jigs and accessories, such as a 5" UHMW wear plate (MF2-SWF5, $29.95) available from Carter. There’s also a 3" version: MF2-SWF3, $24.95. You don’t need these slick wear plates to rip with the Magfence II—you could instead make your own from wood scraps—but we like them for keeping the aluminum fence safely away from the blade, especially when ripping thin strips or slabs.

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
5.0
out of 5