Fences

Make your yard more private or give your dog the space to run with these fence installation and repair projects.

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    Risky Use of Auxiliary Fence on a Table Saw

    Cut mitered edges on the left edge of the board. This way you need no auxiliary fence, no gymnastics to dodge cut off pieces.

    Fence-Straddling Push Stick

    Cut a hole for a dowel handle in the top of the push stick to keep your hand safely away...


    Routing to a T

    An older-model drafting T-square—the kind with a wooden and plastic crosspiece—makes a great fence for routing dadoes for shelves in...


    Quick and Accurate Dado Cuts

    Here’s a neat trick to speed up cutting dadoes for shelves and other cabinet projects. Attach a 2-in. high wood fence...


    Dado a Rabbet

    You can precisely cut rabbets on cabinet and drawer parts if you clamp or bolt a 3/4-in. thick plywood fence...

    Miter Saw Tuneup

    If your miter saw isn’t cutting square, the problem is easy to fix. Unplug the saw, loosen the fence bolts,...


    Spring Clamp Stop Block

    Here’s a stop block that’ll work great on every fence in your shop. Make an L-shaped block to ride upside...


    Magnetic Fence for Drill Press or Band Saw

    Pick up a Shop-Mag and use it as a fence for repeated accuracy on your drill press or band saw.


    Magnetic Band Saw Fence

    An 18-in. magnetic tool holder holds firm for accurate cuts and tiny fence-to-blade adjustments are made with the tap of...


    Spring-Clamp Stop Block

    Cutting boards to the same length on a table saw or miter saw? Make an L-shaped block from scrap wood...


    Picture-Perfect Picture Frames

    To cut frame moldings faster, build this plywood miter gauge. You won't have to adjust to a conventional miter fence...


    Chip-Swallowing Router Fence

    This made-from-scraps router fence—along with your shop vacuum— collects wood chips while you work.


    Table Saw Fence Blade Height Guide

    Use a marker to draw a scale directly onto your table saw fence. Then you'll be able to quickly change...

    Fence-Stradling Push Box

    This little three-sided, handled box keeps your fingers a lot safer when you rip boards on a table saw. And...


    Biscuit-Joining Workstation

    A table saw—with the blade retracted!—is the perfect spot for biscuit joining. The fence keeps the boards from sliding around...


    Two Great Drill Press Jigs

    Add an adjustable fence to a drill press to make it a lot handier for woodworking projects! A fence is...


    Table Saw Fence Sheath

    It’s a lot easier to crosscut boards on a table saw or use the surface as a workbench without the...


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    How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale

    In the video and description below, Travis shows you how to set a table saw ripping scale so you don't...


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    How to Cut Thin Material on a Table Saw

    Travis shows you how to cut thin material on a table saw with a simple jig. Check out the video...


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    How to Cut Narrow Strips on a Table Saw

    Do you need to cut several narrow strips of the same size? It's easy to do on a table saw,...


    Dust-Collectin’, Bit-Storin’ Router Fence

    This router fence makes things easy in the workshop with its dust-collecting abilities and bit storage capabilities. See how it...

    1-in. Stop Block for Multiple Cutoffs

    When you have to crosscut a whole pile of short pieces to the same length, clamp a specially dedicated block...


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    How to Wax Your Table Saw Top

    Keep your table saw shipshape with a good cleaning and a coat of paste wax. Travis explains how to do...


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    Never Use Just the Table Saw Fence to Crosscut Boards!

    Why is it unsafe to only use the fence as a guide for making crosscuts on a table saw? Check...


    No-Slide Miter Fence

    Reader Ed Dies has a smart idea: Press strips of stair tread safety tape on your table saw’s miter gauge...


    Hinged Router Fence

    To make this pivoting router fence, just drill a 1/2-inch diameter hole in one end of your existing fence and...


    Fine-Tuning with a Miter Saw

    When fine-tuning the length of boards with a miter saw, it helps to stick double-faced tape on the fence to...