Homemade Table Saw Fence System | Easy Simple New Style




Introduction: Homemade Table Saw Fence System | Easy Simple New Style

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In this instructable you will see how I created the easiest, steadiest, strongest fully functional homemade table saw fence system. It’s really simple and I think that anyone can build it, in no time!

Step 1:

The innovation of this build, is these 2 pieces of wood, cut in an angle, (that in combination with the cam profile of wood I made, to tighten it further as I puss down the handle), make it really steady and strong.

Step 2:

Here are the dimensions of the pieces of wood that I needed to build this fence. I used woods that I found in my workshop, just to show you the patent. But as I have already said, in my previous version… the best wood for these structures is plywood.

Step 3:

After I cut all the pieces of wood, in the right dimensions, I started the assembling.

Step 4:

For this part of the fence, I glued 2 pieces 8 by 8cm together and before I cut it into a circle, I drilled a hole, in order to put the handle in it later.

Step 5:

Now, with this way, I cut it into a circle.

Step 6:

I sanded the handle and the round piece of wood, glued them together and filled the gaps with dust.

Step 7:

For this part of the fence I used melamine, so that all the pieces that I am going to cut, can slide smoothly on the fence, with no problem.

Step 8:

I placed PVC perimetrically and with a putty knife, in this direction, I cleaned all the edges.

Step 9:

Now, for this part of the fence, I glued, nailed and screwed these 2 pieces together.

Step 10:

…and then I repeated the same process for the guide rail of the fence.

Step 11:

I sanded the edges of both pieces, so that when they fit together, their tips don’t touch with each other, allowing these pieces to be tightened together nicely and strong, with no problem.

Step 12:

Then I glued, nailed and screwed this piece onto the guide rail, which will be mounted later on the table saw.

Step 13:

Now, for this part of the fence, I started putting together all the pieces of wood that I needed.

Step 14:

After that, I took these two pieces, found their center, aligned them and screwed them together. This can be done using a try square or checking the distance, between the blade and the fence, with a tape measure.

Step 15:

I shaped this part of the wood with a rasp, so that the round wood with the handle, can be tightened on the guide rail, without them bothering each other.

Step 16:

After these two pieces were aligned, I took the piece I made before and placed them together.

Step 17:

Then I put the round wood with the handle, between these pieces of the fence, found the right place that can be tightened on the guide rail and I drilled an 8mm hole, straight and right through, far from the center, in order to make it a cam wood.

Step 18:

I tested it with an 8mm pin and works really fine.

Step 19:

To avoid the wood splitting up when it is tightened, I placed this little piece of pipe (with an outer diameter of 10mm and an inner diameter of 8mm, same as the pin), into the round wood and these two washers on the outer side.

Step 20:

And now, I glued and screwed the two pieces of melamine, on both sides of the fence.

Step 21:

I cut the 8mm pin in the right length, sanded it, drilled the 2 holes at the edges, (to put later the two nails that will hold it in place) and then placed it together with the round wood.

Step 22:

I placed this piece of wood, at this part, in order to prevent the round wood with the handle, from going lower than it should...

Step 23:

...making sure that it stops on the guide rail, exactly at the point where it is tight enough.

Step 24:

I also added PVC tape on the round wood, for it to be tightened even better on the guide rail.

Step 25:

To show you how it works in practice, I used the top surface of my previous table saw and there we go!

Thanks for reading! I hope you liked it!


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    5 years ago

    really nice !

    James Sorenson
    James Sorenson

    Reply 2 years ago

    where can i get the dimensions for all the cut pieces of wood


    2 years ago

    Hola, me parece excelente mecanismo, tendrás referencias para hacerlo en aluminio o acero al carbono? Con madera al pasar de poco tiempo no sufre desgaste y se vuelve imprecisa? Gracias


    Question 3 years ago on Step 1

    hey man great instructable! I have one question though, what is the dimensions of your actual top? I have your cut list but im not sure of your tabletop dimensions in case I need to make any changes to the cut list for the fence. thanks man!


    5 years ago

    Nice job but... wouldn't you need some sort of lock-down system for the rear end of the fence? A more weighty item (a large sheet maybe) might push the fence off-square at the back?


    5 years ago

    Very nice written instructable. I still need a table saw for my workshop. I'm planing to build my own table and mount my circular saw underneath. Your guidance system is just perfect for it. I think I will add this to my table.

    Thanks for sharing.


    Elias Stratakos
    Elias Stratakos

    Reply 5 years ago

    I'm really happy that you liked my work and thanks a lot for your kind

    Yeah, Try it! I’m sure you will do just fine! (Always keep in
    mind that woodworking is a dangerous activity that demands various
    safety precautions to be taken)._

    Take care!