I aquired a radial arm saw without a table. I've built a new table out of 2 pieces of 3/4 MDF laminated together. I plan on putting a sacrificial top on it, as well embedding a fence into it. Which brings me to the actual question. I need to know where to put the fence. How far from the post of the RAS? Do I want the blade to be COMPLETELY behind the fence when pushed all the way back?
I'm not going to be using the RAS for anything but cross cutting, so I'm not going to use any clamping mechanisms to hold the fence in place. I assumed I would put a 3/4 dado where I want the fence, and just place a 3/4 MDF fence in the slot.
So...any thoughts about this? Also, how tall should the fence be?