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post #1 of 5 Old 03-27-2018, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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How I built a tall fence / edge band cutting fence for my Dewalt table saw

I'm making a lot of shelves for a built in closet organizer and also going to be building a whole new set of kitchen cabinets. I'm cutting and trimming hardwood strips for most of my edge banding. I've trying trimming edge banding with a plastic trimmer and also a router and both are painful and error prone. I saw this fence on YouTube and decided to try and build one. Oh, but I don't have a full size tablesaw with a real fence on it. I have a Dewalt contractor saw. But, I was determined to prove that anything that can be done on a big saw can be done on a small saw given sufficient ingenuity.



This is my second iteration of the multi-function fence. The main problem with fence 1.0 was that it would not sit straight due to the flip over nature of the Dewalt Aluminum fence and I had not built it perfectly square. So I ripped it apart and used the sides over.

The first thing to deal with was the split level nature of the fence. (picture 1) I decided to make some spacers that would rest on the low side and bring it up to the same level as the high side. (picture 2) I also needed to take up the slack inside so the MF fence would not wiggle side to side. I used shim-on-a-roll (aka duct tape) to adjust the 3 shim blocks to get an snug fit that doesn't move but is easy to lift off. (picture 3)

Finally the new fence fits on snug and square and you can see it here ready for cutting edge banding. (picture 4) The fence floats about 1/16" above the top of the table when pressed down firmly so I can adjust it without it snagging on the miter slots.
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If you want, there is an easy and safe way to trim the edge banding with a router with no chance of tipping. If youíre interested in knowing how let me know and Iíll explain it.


In woodworking there is always more then one way to accomplish something.
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I'm always interested in alternatives. Especially for large parts. I'm going to have two sides to my pantry that will be 7' each so that will be awkward to feed across the saw.
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I'm always interested in alternatives. Especially for large parts. I'm going to have two sides to my pantry that will be 7' each so that will be awkward to feed across the saw.


This is a video from a member at a sister site, Routers Forum. Scott Grove is a woodworker/designer who designed a product he is trying to promote, but you donít have to use his base to do the same thing.




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Thanks, a "sideways" router would be pretty useful especially on large parts.
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