Router Fence for Biesemeyer Fence
I have been looking (without success) for ideas for a router fence that will fit over the Biesemeyer fence on my tablesaw. I have mounted the router in the side table of the saw, and the Biesemeyer fence seems a natural to use as a “base”, so to speak, for a router fence. I have some ideas of my own, but I am looking for improved ideas that would include dust collection. Since I know there are smarter people in this forum than myself, I’m sure someone out there has better ideas than I might.
Has anyone set up a router fence in this fashion? Your experience could be very helpgul.
With a biestmeyer, it's really a piece of cake.
just build a box to tightly fit over your fence, out of ply,mdf whatever.two sides,a top and a back piece at the lock arm side.
dust collection should happen underneath the table.
I though the same thing about dust collection untill I realised that the cooling fan in a router blows out of the collet side (from under the table out). Trying to suck from underneath will not only fight the cooling fan but suck dust into the motor. This may not matter at all to the life of the motor, but seem like it would. Regardless the DC will not be able to catch the finer dust that is thrown up by the cooling fan.
It would be very easy to add dust collection above the table. I made a router fence that fit over a Beis style fence. It was effective, but it wasn't real pretty. I couldn't get a solid fit using the box-that-fits-over approach, so I ended up clamping it. Dust collection happened via a plastic fitting that Rockler sells that was attatched to the top of the assembly. What I didn't like about this setup was that with the extra weight makeing the fine adjustments with the Beis fence was hit and miss. You may want to include come sort of fine adjustment in the router fence itself.
Hope this gives some ideas,
Mikeplease excuse my spelling.
Wood magazine had a plan for a router fence in last month's issue. It had ideas for attaching the fence to the table saw fence. It also included dust collection.
The Wood Magazine fence that Tim mentioned is a nice plan, and would be easy to adapt to "over the fence." It's a very straightforward design, but versatile, without excessive bells and whistles.
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Woodhaven sells one that will work
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