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June 25, 2016

Cannibalized clamp makes a quick-release fence

Cannibalized clamp makes a quick-release fence

After hunting for a rip fence small enough to fit my benchtop bandsaw, I came up with the quick-release one shown here. The simple L-shape scrapwood fence has a cleat at the rear that drops over the back edge of the table. On the front end, a set of brackets houses the bar of a one-hand bar clamp. I removed the clamp’s fixed jaw and dropped the bar between the brackets. The clamp’s cross-pin pulls against the brackets when the sliding jaw presses against the table, tightening the fence in place.
—Vincent Durante, Huntsville, Texas

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