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Table saw fence

Hey guys. I'm fed up with my stock table saw fence (ryobi contractor model), so I've decided to make my own. I'm using 4 pieces of 3" wide 3/4" thick particle board and 1 piece of 3/16" wide laminate panel on the inside (blade side) and top for smooth surfaces, that i had laying around. The table top is only 21 1/2" deep, but I made the fence 30" deep to provide some extra stability for longer thin pieces that tend to kick when the cut is almost done. The front will have a "catch" that sits flush with the front edge of the table top. To really lock the fence into place I'm extending a perpendicular support, made from 1 piece of the 3/4" particle board and topped with a piece of 3/16" laminate panel, with a sliding "catch" to sit flush with the side edge of the table top. To make it adjustable, I'm using an inverted L shaped bracket underneath that connects to the horizontal support via a bolt a wing nut that will extend through a routed slot in the support.

I don't have any pictures yet, but I wanted to get some thoughts from you guys to see if you had any ideas on how to make it better or more functional, before I got too deep into the process.
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A Biesemeyer fence is a really good fence. Also one of the easiest to build yourself. I've made a couple of them. If I wasnt buying one, that's what I would make. I'm sure you could copy it in wood too if you couldn't weld one together.

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How ever you make it. Make sure it can be tuned up or adjusted after extended use.

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