Author Topic: MFT/3 securing the fence without using the protractor head  (Read 4519 times)

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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: MFT/3 securing the fence without using the protractor head
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2018, 05:17 AM »
I need the back fence for cutting narrow stock.
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Online DynaGlide

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Re: MFT/3 securing the fence without using the protractor head
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2018, 07:53 AM »
I’ve read this thread a couple of times and, except for gaining a few inches of cutting depth, why would one want to use a back fence?

A few lined up dogs provide a reference for the wood and the rail is easily aligned 90 degrees to the holes. My protractor and my fence have never been used. If I was cutting something other than 90 or 45, I’d use the protractor..... maybe.

For me it's about consistency and ease of use... Dogs don't allow me to use multiple stops at pre calibrated inch and metric scales, I even have one in the off cut side

Online Birdhunter

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Re: MFT/3 securing the fence without using the protractor head
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2018, 08:41 AM »
Neat idea. I just use a stop on the offset side much like I do on my table saw. I guess everyone develops techniques that work for their needs. This is a great from to learn other's tricks. Also, I seldom measure. I usually use trial pieces.
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Offline Gregor

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Re: MFT/3 securing the fence without using the protractor head
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2018, 09:23 PM »
I’ve read this thread a couple of times and, except for gaining a few inches of cutting depth, why would one want to use a back fence?
Stops stuff from falling down the back of the table.
Also it's easier to slide stuff into position, compared to dogs (YMMV on this).

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: MFT/3 securing the fence without using the protractor head
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2018, 07:00 AM »
@DynaGlide That's a heck of a setup you have there  [drooling]

It would cost me 3k taxes includes  [tongue]
Mario

Online DynaGlide

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Re: MFT/3 securing the fence without using the protractor head
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2018, 07:57 AM »
@Mario Turcot Craigslist  [cool] I paid half or less for two of them

Offline friendly118

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Re: MFT/3 securing the fence without using the protractor head
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2018, 07:45 PM »
@DynaGlide @sprior

Here is the solution I came to. I routed a 3/4” wide 5mm grove to hold a 26” strip of ply. This allowed me to move the fence back another 1 1/2” behind the last row of dog holes.