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82 - The Complete Miter Saw Workstation, страница 23

adding an auxiliary fence and

Stop System

Sometimes I need to cut a lot of workpieces that are shorter than the distance from this fence is to the saw blade. To help me with this, I built the auxiliary fence that you see in the main photo above.

Making the Fence. A quick look at Figure 7 below shows how the auxiliary fence is built. You'll notice the T-track is installed along the top edge of the auxiliary fence, not set in rabbets like on the main fence.

FSTOP BLOCK

TAPE AT 16" MARK REAPING LEFT TO RIGHT

STOP SLOCK DETAIL

Building the Stop Block. The

auxiliary fence is held alongside the main fence by a stop block, as you can see in Figure 7. Not only does it straddle the main and the auxiliary fences, but it also has a key to keep the stop block square (see inset in the Figure 7). Figure 7a shows how it all fits together.

Taping the Fence. Again, the key to accurate cuts is the placement of the measuring tape. The distance

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AUXILIARY FENCE

between the main fence and the saw blade should be the first number showing on the tape you applied to the main fence. So, take the leftover left-to-right tape from the extension bar and snip it at 16". Starting from the right edge of the auxiliary fence, apply the tape along the side of the T-track and work your way to the left. You'll "run out" of tape before you run out of fence, but don't worry. The extra fence will keep the auxiliary fence stable when you need to make the smaller cuts.

To use the auxiliary fence, place the front edge of the stop block even with the front edge of the main fence and tighten it down. Then slide the auxiliary fence toward the blade until the measurement you want lines up with the edge of the stop block. Tighten it down, and you'll be set to go.

Safety Note: When making smaller cuts with your miter saw, use the saw's holddowns, and not your hands, to hold the workpiece.

6/l6" -thru-hole cli round knob

washer

IV2" flange bolt

stop block

auxiliary fence

KEY

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END VIEW

▲ Stop Block.

Placing the stop block on the front edge of the main fence ensures accurate sizing of small workpieces.

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