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Although the Magswitch resaw system is assembled from components while the Carter is ready to go as is, the two fences are very similar in design, and their main asset—powerful magnets that lock them to the saw table with the turn of a knob—is also their undoing. With no way to keep the fence in proper alignment, you are forced to put a square on the front edge of the saw table each time you adjust the fence, or measure to the miter slot in two places.
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