Need to replace the fence halves on my PM shaper. Considering using some 1"
thick HDPE plastic instead of MDF or a typical hardwood.
My question is if the plastic will be "stiff" enough so as to not flex in
the unsupported end sections.
Unlike a router table fence that supports the face material along its entire
length. A typical shaper fence only supports about 3/4 of the face length.
Hopefully my question is clear enough to understand.
If I'm reading this right, the work will be supported by some
percentage of the fence, including the material on both sides of the
bit. I wouldn't worry about the ends of the fences, except those that
are closest to the bit.
When you get pricing on 1" HDPE, better be sitting down.
Let me suggest an alternate.
Build a fence from 13 ply (3/4") cabinet ply, then cover with a piece of
1/4" UHMWPE, not HDPE, by attaching with C'Sunk 1/4-20 flat head bolts.
I'd use S/S, but that's all I work with so it is easy for me.
S/A: Challenge, The Bullet Proof Boat, (Under Construction in the Southland)
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