Accufence

TIk* Accufence, with its lightweight fence and shorter rails. Is in a class by itself. According to the manufacturer. it's made for lighter-duty table-saws. and small woodworking shops where space is at a premium.

A clever design allows the Accufence's SI-in. rails to slide on the saw and allows the fence to slide on the rails. Tliat gives 32-in. rip capacity right and 28-in. left of the blade. To free up space, the whole fence/rail assembly lifts off the saw so you can hang it on the wall when not in use.

Narrow, pressed-steel extension wings bridge the rails, taking the place

Rail Length: 51 in. Rip Capacity: 32 in. right

Trade Master Tool & Machinery 21 1 Shcarson Crescent. Box 1328 Cambridge. Ontario Canada N1R 7G6 (519)622-0510

of the tablesaw's original extension wings, which must be removed for installation. The extensions act as adjustable supports that can be located wherever you need to support large pieces of stock. (See photo.)

The two extruded aluminum rails ride in four beefy aluminum brackets bolted to the saw table. One rail lias an inch rip scale, while the other has a metric rip scale. Each lias separate scales corresponding to the fiill left and hill right rail positions. The fence tended to chatter when I moved it up and down tlie rails, ;uxl it deflected 0.013 in. under a KVpound load.

To install die Accufence, I first had to remove the Unisaw's left extension wing and move the long extension table to the right. Then I had to drill and tap eight holes in the saw's table to mount the rail brackets. Installation and adjustment took me about four hours.

Rail Length: 72 in. Rip Capacity: 52 in. right

14 in. left List Price: Fence $350

Quintec Manufacturing, Inc. 5128 NE 42nd Ave. Portland. OR 97218 (503) 281-6096

Rail Length: 72 in. Rip Capacity: 52 in. right

14 in. left List Price: Fence $350

Quintec Manufacturing, Inc. 5128 NE 42nd Ave. Portland. OR 97218 (503) 281-6096

deflected only 0.0005 in. under a 10-pound side load.

Installation took about four hours, but it wasn't difficult. I had to mark and drill holes in die fence rails to match the saw table's mounting holes. Also, stringing and tensioning the 28 feet of braided aircraft cable around the six pulleys and adjusting the fence took some time.

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