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One of the things I have learned in woodworking is that a good fence on a table saw is everything. I spent many, many years with 2 previous table saws both of which had terrible fences before I finally invested in a table saw with a good fence. When I went looking for a table saw that was the FIRST thing I looked at was the quality of the fence and how easy it was to set and how well it kept it's setting on the saw. For me - there is nothing in woodworking that is more frustrating than having a table saw fence that needs to re-set on the front and back and often re-re-set for every cut.
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What having poor fences taught me a couple of tricks for setting them up more quickly and accurately than using a tape measure every time and these 2 quick and easy jigs are what I used many years ago, and maybe will help others with their table saw fences that have lost their accuracy.
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This is a very quick and easy jig to make and is easy and quick to use. It will work for any router, provided the base can sit within the slots and that the router bit will drop drown on top of the depth gauge wood that you select. This jig will NOT work for router bits that have a bearing, but on some selected bits, it may be possible to drill holes in the depth gauge wood and still use this methodology.
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I started off with a known base which for me was someone inch thick MDF material. I measured my router bases and decided that a 10-inch square base would be easy to handle and would work with all three of my routers ...
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This circular saw jig has been around for many and the first one I made was over 20 years ago, so it's time for an update, and with a twist, this new version is even better !! I have not seen the adaption I am going to make so this appears to be a new version of an older tried and true circular saw jig. My biggest complaint with the original jig was I never seemed to have enough support on the start of a cut and sometimes my cuts were not a crisp as I would have liked them to be. But now I have a solution for that.
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Track saws have become somewhat popular in recent years, particularly with finish carpenters who are working on job sites and often working with sheet goods, like plywoods and needing a way to make accurate cuts on them. Track saws are easy to move around and generally do a good job, but like always there are alternatives and this circular saw jig with the improved start position is a great alternative for only a few dollars.
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I am so happy with this Table Saw Outfeed Table, it was a major upgrade to my saw and allows me to quickly flip up the outfeed table when I need it and drop it down when not in use to give me more room in my shop. The only thing that is a bit of an inconvenience is having to feel around underneath the outfeed table to find the releases every time I want to drop it down ... so, time to make a quick release mechanism.
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The nice thing that I liked about these brackets was that the release is at the very tip of the arm, which in this case is also going to make it a bit easier to add the quick release mechanism.