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    Attaching a sacrificial fence to a Biesemeyer

    How are you guys with a Biesemeyer fence attaching a sacrificial fence to it?
    Herb
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    I have the PowerMatic Accu-Fence clone of the Beis. I made an auxillary fence in the shape of a lower case 'h'. The tall side (mine is about 7" tall)goes on the blade side of the fence and the inside is basically a force fit over the fence. I used 3/4" birch ply. I can now clamp anything I want to the tall side, including a sacrificial fence for rabbits with a dado blade. The tallness of it also allows me to hold a workpiece vertically for slotting, etc.

    George

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    I have my Biesemeyer style (Xacta) fence setup to take Jim Tolpin's system as detailed in his book, Tablesaw Magic, including a tall fence. But I also just use two quick clamps to hold a sacrificial fence when necessary.
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    I've been wondering how those of you with this fence or a clone, attach a higher (7"-10") auxilary fence when this is only 2 1/2" high? Seems like the 2 1/2" height isn't very much support for a higher fence and still keep it vertical to the saw table surface?

    Ernie
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    Bies sells an auxillary fence and stop blocks (ala Norm) with their own clamping system. In a moment of weakness (and lack of imagination ) I picked up the aux fence. I also secured the Grip Tite metal fence to it and was able to adapt it to the PM.
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    Tyler -

    That must be an OLD picture. It looks like you were actually using your PM66!
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    Herb -

    Mine is similar setup to George's. But an upper case H. Just one leg isn't as tall. Made from MDF faced with scrap Formica<sup>®</sup>. Just clamp what you need to it.

    Ted

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    Ted,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Shrader
    Tyler -

    That must be an OLD picture. It looks like you were actually using your PM66!
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    Herb -

    Mine is similar setup to George's. But an upper case H. Just one leg isn't as tall. Made from MDF faced with scrap Formica<SUP>®</SUP>. Just clamp what you need to it.

    Ted
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    I just use a couple of clamps.
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    I have several different exmples of auxliary fences that fit over my Accufence on my personal website. (look under profile)


    Second example:



    Dave

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    I use a piece of 3/4" mdf and a couple of quick clamps. I have considered trying to build a fence that straddles the Bies but haven't done it yet.
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    I attach one with a 6" Bessey clamp at each end.

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    Couple of clamps here too.
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