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Mazz 04-14-2019 11:03 PM

Fences
 
I just bought my first table saw (jet jwcs-10a cabinet saw) and it didn't come with a fence. I would love to drop another $300 for a nice aftermarket one but I'm already in the doghouse for spending too much on the saw. I saw online plans to build a diy out of wood but, I'm weary of how accurate these really are. Any experiences with diy fences or suggestions about other avenues?

woodnthings 04-14-2019 11:33 PM

Probably the best DIY Biesemeyer clone table saw fence out there:
https://vsctools.com/verysupercool-tools/

GeorgeC 04-15-2019 06:48 AM

With a table saw fence, accuracy is all in the setup. For a pure ripping operation, a straight 2x4 clamped to the table can be just as accurate as the best fence. It is not very convenient to reset, but for a one time use it is good.


George

woodnthings 04-15-2019 09:16 AM

A missing fence .....
 
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Originally Posted by Mazz (Post 2050327)
I just bought my first table saw (jet jwcs-10a cabinet saw) and it didn't come with a fence. I would love to drop another $300 for a nice aftermarket one but I'm already in the doghouse for spending too much on the saw. I saw online plans to build a diy out of wood but, I'm weary of how accurate these really are. Any experiences with diy fences or suggestions about other avenues?

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Originally Posted by GeorgeC (Post 2050353)
With a table saw fence, accuracy is all in the setup. For a pure ripping operation, a straight 2x4 clamped to the table can be just as accurate as the best fence. It is not very convenient to reset, but for a one time use it is good.


George


A "one time use" is not what the OP is seeking, rather a DIY solution that is accurate. Measuring twice and cutting once, is true in a one use setup and would be a PITA for any serious woodworker. No one here has that "system" as far as I know, so it's not a viable solution.

IF your fence requires two measurements for accuracy, it is either a very poor design or badly in need of repair. Fences have come a long way since the 2 X 4 and a clamp.... just sayin'

Mazz 04-15-2019 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodnthings (Post 2050331)
Probably the best DIY Biesemeyer clone table saw fence out there:
https://vsctools.com/verysupercool-tools/

I check out the link and from what I understand it if just for the guide rails. It still requires spending $200+ for the T-square. I have found this https://ibuildit.ca/projects/wooden-table-saw-fence/ and it seems within my ability. Hopefully it will suffice until I can get back in good graces.

woodnthings 04-15-2019 12:12 PM

No, you've got it backwards ....
 
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Originally Posted by Mazz (Post 2050391)
I check out the link and from what I understand it if just for the guide rails. It still requires spending $200+ for the T-square. I have found this https://ibuildit.ca/projects/wooden-table-saw-fence/ and it seems within my ability. Hopefully it will suffice until I can get back in good graces.

https://vsctools.com/shop/table-saw-fence/
The green "head" is $229.00.


The fence rail is 80/20 aluminum, sold separately.

https://vsctools.com/shop/product-ca...um-extrusions/


It fits on a 2" X 3" steel tube, sold separately.

The issue with a DIY fence as you linked is ... You need a table saw with a good fence to make a DIY fence. :surprise2:


There are other ideas. Here's a simple fence I made to demonstrate the concept.... 3 pieces of wood and a bar clamp:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f27/...ets-see-44227/

https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/atta...e-100_1550.jpg
Just add a "T" square cross piece underneath, and it will "self square" to the table edge. Nutin' fancy. but it works. Total investment ... a long bar clamp. :vs_cool:

GeorgeC 04-15-2019 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodnthings (Post 2050377)
A "one time use" is not what the OP is seeking, rather a DIY solution that is accurate. Measuring twice and cutting once, is true in a one use setup and would be a PITA for any serious woodworker. No one here has that "system" as far as I know, so it's not a viable solution.

IF your fence requires two measurements for accuracy, it is either a very poor design or badly in need of repair. Fences have come a long way since the 2 X 4 and a clamp.... just sayin'


LOL. You entirely missed the point of my post.


George

FrankC 04-15-2019 01:02 PM

Your saw will only be as good as the fence, bite the bullet and get a good used fence, it will only have you in the doghouse for a night or two, but you will be enjoying the saw forever.

Mazz 04-18-2019 10:38 PM

So a little update. Turns out my saw isn't able to be converted to 110 even though everything I have read told me it could. I don't really want to run 220 to my unattached garage so I think I'm going to try and sell the saw for what I paid for it and find a different one for my shop. I'll make sure the next one had a fence with it. Thanks everyone for your advice.

Kerrys 04-18-2019 11:17 PM


Mazz 04-19-2019 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Kerrys (Post 2051033)

I know... Unfortunately the diagram in the manual does not match the wiring on the motor. It only has 2 red wires coming out of the motor not the multicolored like I would need to change over. The motor plate only lists 220v (Dumb on my part not checking that before buying)Attachment 374543

woodnthings 04-19-2019 09:00 AM

I wouldn't sell that saw/motor combination......
 
That's a 2 HP 220 V only motor, perfect for a home shop table saw!


A new really good, replacement fence can be bought for $306.00:
https://www.amazon.com/Shop-Fox-W200...%2C365&sr=8-28


Next, all you need is 220 v outlet, less than $100.00 or an extension cord.


Now you have a really good setup for any home craftsman project you'll ever need!



I chased the "perfect" table saw setup for a long time, until I finally arrived at this, so I have some experience with them:
https://www.woodworkingtalk.com/memb...able-saw-s.jpg


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