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    Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    I have several of these featherboards from Rockler:


    The fence on my JET ProShop has a track for bolts (image from the review at Tom's newwoodworker.com web site)


    Any suggestions on how to make the 90 degree connection between the two? I have some ideas, but all of them fairly crude. Best idea so far is a simple wooden block with a nut epoxied in (to attach to a bolt in the fence) and two holes in the block through which the bolts of the featherboard go. But it means the block isn't easy to adjust once tightened down, since you'd have to remove the featherboard.
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    Re: Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    How ' bout a piece of angle aluminum with some holes in the right places?

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    Re: Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    Ttrackusa has the Uni-T-fence as an option for Delta Unifence. I was surprised not to find an equivalent for biesmeyer. They also have the Router Table Uni-T 16" fence section, but it's too short. Nevermind!

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    Re: Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    make an L shaped sacrificial fence to use with the top of your fence. route or add a T track to that fence for your feather boards to mount on. if you make the sacrificial fence 1" thick you can still use your cursor. it will be off by 1"
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    Re: Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    Another option is Perforated Steel Square Tube. Home centers carry it.



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    Re: Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    How about using a piece of hardwood that is wide enough to span the fence. Glue a second piece to it that will fit between the faces of the fence. Second piece doesn't have to go full depth, as it's only for lateral location. Drill assembly for TEE bolts to attach to fence. On one side (remember it's symetrical) add two "hanger bolts" into holes drilled into the edge of the upper hardwood. Add feather board and knobs. If fence feather boards are too short, then use table ones. Bruce

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    Re: Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    Lots of great ideas here! I never would have thought of making an L-shaped fence that fits over the existing fence, or something that spans the width of the fence with a "guide" piece in the middle.
    Stephen/ Jim - your ideas were along my original line of thought.

    I think I have a good hybrid solution...let me cobble up something and see if it works....
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    Re: Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    Could you replace the front face on your fence with 1 of these,.., http://www.woodpeck.com/supertrack.html

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    Re: Attach featherboard to table saw fence

    Hey Bas, You problem is similar to one I have, attaching a featherboard to a fence thats not set up for it. I have found a solution thanks to Benchdog, They have a product sold at Rockler for $20 called a T-Loc Accessorys Trac that I believe will solve your problem. I,m using it on my router table fence instaed of putting normal 1/4 inch track in the fence, this simply bolts or screws to the top of the fence flush with the front and has a track for the featherboard. Check it out over at Benchdog, Hope it helps,Tommyt

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