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post #1 of 10 Old 03-06-2017, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Miter Saw Fence

I am wanting to build a fence on my bench for my miter saw. I have been scouring the interwebs and Im not finding much. I guess the actual construction is something I could figure out, but what materials would be best for accuracy and even surfaces? If anyone does know of a good tutorial, that would still be much appreciated.
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I have read and reread this and still cannot understand what you are asking. "a fence on my bench" ???

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I assume you want an extended miter saw fence on your work bench so that you can set the miter saw in place and use the long fence and supports to cut longer material?

Plywood is a good material. The basic idea is to made some long rectangular boxes that end up the same height as the table of the miter saw. You can get as elaborate as you want, by adding measuring tapes, t-tracks, stops, etc.
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I have read and reread this and still cannot understand what you are asking. "a fence on my bench" ???

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Sometimes Im not very clear or good at explaining what I need to explain. lol sorry about that. The best and easiest thing I can say is to google "building a miter saw fence" and look at the images. There's many different variations, but that's what I am wanting to do.
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Sometimes Im not very clear or good at explaining what I need to explain. lol sorry about that. The best and easiest thing I can say is to google "building a miter saw fence" and look at the images. There's many different variations, but that's what I am wanting to do.
So, you're trying to build something like this?


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So, you're trying to build something like this?
Not the cart part, but the fence itself. :)

Not necessarily the slider part of this one, but just a fence. I think id like to add a ruler of sorts to measure. My main concern was the best material to use to make sure I get a straight fence rather than a wavy one...lol
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Not the cart part, but the fence itself. :)

Not necessarily the slider part of this one, but just a fence. I think id like to add a ruler of sorts to measure. My main concern was the best material to use to make sure I get a straight fence rather than a wavy one...lol
See how much easier it is to explain with a simple picture?
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Not the cart part, but the fence itself. :)

Not necessarily the slider part of this one, but just a fence. I think id like to add a ruler of sorts to measure. My main concern was the best material to use to make sure I get a straight fence rather than a wavy one...lol
You want the fence only. That is just the fence and not the flat bottom part that is the table that the wood and fence rests upon.

What value is the fence alone?

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Any stable material will work, metal (angle iron), plywood or MDF, just fasten it security to whatever base you are using. Don't know why you wish to eliminate some kind of slider as shown, that is a very useful addition to have for repetitive cuts.

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You want the fence only. That is just the fence and not the flat bottom part that is the table that the wood and fence rests upon.

What value is the fence alone?

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I already have a bench that's pretty much the full length of my 3 car garage that the previous homeowner built. There is a spot that was clearly for a miter saw, so all I need now is to build a fence on it.
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