Magnetic Band Saw Fence

esawing lumber on a band saw usually requires clamping and unclamping the fence several limes to to get it in the right position. But tiiafs not a problem with die fence sent in by Bradley Snyder, of Sierra Vista, Arizona. It doesn't require clamps to hold it in place.

That's because at the heart of his jig is a pair of magnets (available at most hardware stores), see page 35. They securely hold the fence anywhere you set it on the band saw table.

jig parts. Besides the magnets, the jig consists of just two parts. A base and a handle, see drawing below. Since everything is attached to the base, I started with it first.

base. The base consists of a guide board flanked by a pair of "wings" on the sides. (This provides a platform wide enough for the magnets.) Before gluing on die wings, a shallow bevel is cut on bodi sides of the guide board at botli ends. This forms a pivot point

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NOTE: Cut a T5° bevel on both ends of guide board and wings

for guiding your workpiece. Also, by cutting a notch on one end of the guide board, you can create a short fence for short stock, see detail 'b'. The support wings glued to the bottom are also angled on both ends to match die bevels on the guide board.

handle. With the magnets attached, die jig can be completed by making a handle. This handle is a "quickrelease" lever that makes it easy to break die magnetic bond to move the v2"dia. dowe/ cut to fit between sides

Guide board

NOTE: Cut a T5° bevel on both ends of guide board and wings v2"dia. dowe/ cut to fit between sides

Magnetic Saw Guide

NOTE: For sources, see page 35

Center magnets on bottom edge or guide board

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Pivot workpiece against fence to follow layout line

NOTE: For sources, see page 35

Center magnets on bottom edge or guide board

jig, see inset photo above.

Start by joining the side pieces with a '¿"-diameter dowel. Then screw the jig, see inset photo above.

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  • kauko
    Who makes magneic bandsaw fence?
    7 years ago

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