I am looking for different ways to mount aux. fences,jigs,
fetherboards, etc, to a Biesemeyer style fence.
Has anyone done this, and what might be the downside of doing this? I
thought of mounting a "T" track (Rockler sale, 4' + 8 knobs and bolts,
$12.99) in a dado, cut in a 3/4 piece of quality plywood, and mounting
it on top of the fence. This would let me attach accessories easily,
and still allow sliding, jigs, push blocks, etc, along the fence.
(stradeling the fence)
Please post how you have solved this problem.
I've done that, but it wouldn't allow me to easily use a hold down
featherboard on the fence, or allow me to slide the fence forward or
I just came in from the shop, where I ripped a piece of wood to fit
snug between the fence faces on top of the fence. Ran a 3/4" w x 1/2" d
dado down the middle. Pressed the track into it, and held it down, and
tried a quick aux fence on it. It worked great. It only sits about 1/4"
above the faces. Really fast to set up. No getting clamps out etc.
Soooo, I'll wait a bit to see if anyone with more wisdom than me, can
tell me why not to do it, or a better solution.
I think they should build the fence this way from the git go.
I posted a picture of my simple but effective aux fence on abpw. I only
takes two treaded inserts inserted into the fence to hold it on.
Make sure you drill the hoe large enough for the inserts or the insert will
swell the wood and leave a bulge around the insert. I cut the hole a little
large and used epoxy.
The fence is made of 3/4" cabinet ply with formica surface. I helps if you
use a piece of ply with a small bow in it. Mount it with the bow towards
the fence and it straightens as you tighten the flat head screws.
Notice the small backing board behind the 'T' track for support.
Depends on the style of Bies clone.
The ones from Jet are (I think) made by HTC, and have a quick remove
feature - tap it with a mallet. One end removes it, the other puts it
The clips you need are
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I put a T-track on my primary fence.
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