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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Other Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: broseiden on July 07, 2019, 03:07 AM

Title: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
Post by: broseiden on July 07, 2019, 03:07 AM
I bought the Jessem Clear Cut TS guides recently with the intention of mounting them on my Dewalt DWE7491. I opened the box up today to start thinking about mounting them, and it looks like I could cut ~6" / 150mm off of the track, so that it fits on top of the fence, but still allows the fence to flip out and function as it normally would (if the rollers are removed). The other option that came to mind is to assemble an auxiliary fence in the shape of an inverted U that would fit over and around the stock fence, and mount the Jessem track on top of that.

Either way would be easy enough -- Just wondering if I'm overlooking any better solutions... Has anyone here bothered using these with a jobsite saw and if so, what route did you take? 
Title: Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
Post by: Birdhunter on July 07, 2019, 05:26 AM
I mounted my guides on a 3/4” strip of oak the length of my fence. I mounted a MagSwitch at each end of the oak strip.

When I need the guides, I put the oak strip with the mounted guides on top of the fence and turn on the MagSwitches.

The only downside is that I lose 3/4” of downward travel of the guides. This has never been a problem for me.
Title: Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
Post by: DynaGlide on July 07, 2019, 05:40 AM
I own the guides for the router table. I bought woodpeckers 24 inch super track and plan on bolting it to the front of my fence using T bolts. I believe I can use the router guides on the track for the same effect at a fraction of the cost. The 24 inch track will give me better registration before the blade since it's a couple inches longer than the dw745 fence.
Title: Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
Post by: RKA on July 07, 2019, 08:41 AM
As dynaglide suggested, you’re on the right track with the inverted U because you can make it longer to provide more fence registration on the infeed. 
Title: Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
Post by: ear3 on July 07, 2019, 08:50 AM
The Jessem guides are fantastic -- post pics of whatever you come up with.

Maybe this won't be an issue with your saw and its fence design, but I would just note that those guides produce a lot of lift/upward pressure when engaged, and so have the potential of lifting a fence slightly out of square if its locking mechanism is subpar.  This isn't an issue for me on my TS fence, but I have noticed this with the smaller rollers mounted to my Kreg router table, where I have to be sensitive to how much pressure the rollers are producing and what that does to the Kreg fence.

I bought the Jessem Clear Cut TS guides recently with the intention of mounting them on my Dewalt DWE7491. I opened the box up today to start thinking about mounting them, and it looks like I could cut ~6" / 150mm off of the track, so that it fits on top of the fence, but still allows the fence to flip out and function as it normally would (if the rollers are removed). The other option that came to mind is to assemble an auxiliary fence in the shape of an inverted U that would fit over and around the stock fence, and mount the Jessem track on top of that.

Either way would be easy enough -- Just wondering if I'm overlooking any better solutions... Has anyone here bothered using these with a jobsite saw and if so, what route did you take?
Title: Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
Post by: Birdhunter on July 07, 2019, 05:11 PM
Thanks for the information. The 3/4” oak strip sits on top of my fence. I don’t lose any lateral range, just vertical range. I didn’t see the video you mention. I use MagSwitches a lot in my jigs.
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Title: Re: Jessem Clear Cut TS guides on jobsite saw?
Post by: broseiden on July 12, 2019, 12:20 PM
Thanks for info everyone! Now I just need to find the time :o