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SMT Fence V2.0


  • SMT Fence V2.0

    SMT Fence V2.0 – By Rod Kirby

    What did you guys do on 01/01/01 – this is what I did (I’m too old to for hangovers – the morning after isn’t worth the night before!).

    Please take particular note of the ends I made for the Ryobi fence – more on this later.

    The main reason I made the new fence, was that I wanted to reduce the number of times I had to take the (Triton) guard on & off: eg guard off – line up the saw with the marked line; Guard on – make the cut. I found I was tending to leave the guard off – NOT SAFE (and it lets the dust fly around.

    The 3⁄4” plywood fence is 6” longer on the left, (longer “T” track), and 2-1⁄4” longer on the right, notched to fit under the guard. 220 grit sandpaper glued to the front surface.

    In use, I set the right hand end as close to the saw blade as I can, without actually touching. This gives me a reference point to align a pencil line on the work piece.

    NOW – the new ends on the Ryobi fence! This is very important stuff. Do you like how they look? They have no purpose other than to look good – I just didn’t like the look of the Ryobi plastic ends. Also, I had a left-over piece of laminated (2 x 3⁄4” plywood) stock – I just knew I’d find a use for it. They are held on by 1⁄4-20 C/S screws – I drilled and tapped the fence.

    Original PDF Document:

    SMT Fence V2.0 Β– By Rod Kirby 01

    SMT Fence V2.0 Β– By Rod Kirby 02

    SMT Fence V2.0 Β– By Rod Kirby 03

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    • LCHIEN
      LCHIEN commented
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      Was reviewing this old post by Rod Kirby - his PDF is date 1/1/2001 which makes it 19 years old a couple of days ago.
      We miss Rod and I was privileged to correspond with him over the years and even met him when he came from Melbourne to Houston to visit once. When he sold his BT3000 and got a contractor saw, he saw fit to send me the last set of Kirbyized custom attachments for his BT3000, not trusting them to the new owner. So I have and treasure the original Kirby BT3 Miter fence and Micropositioner he featured in many discussions here on the forum.

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