I thought it was easy to install the cast iron router table on my Unisaw. What a pleasure it was to install the fence on the router table!
Installing the fence:
- It is best to start by laying out all the parts for the fence on the router table.
- This is a great time to take inventory of the package, to ensure all parts are present and accounted for. If not, notify Laguna Tools immediately.
- The very first step is to mount the fence on the T-slot guides, and screw on the large knurled handles.
- Notice that the fence can be adjusted over a large angle, made possible by the long slots on the bottom extrusion.
- The T-slots allow installation of the fence either parallel to the Unifence and the saw blade on the Unisaw, or parallel to the fence rail on the table saw. You have the choice on how to install it, depending on your current project.
- The telescoping plastic fence halves can be moved in close to the bit, to provide almost zero-clearance to the router bit. They are held in place by the anodized extruded fence base.
- Although I have never been a fan of using a router table as a jointer, the fence comes with two shims, which can be inserted behind the outfeed plastic half, to provide two jointer settings.
- For safety, the fence comes equipped with a nice, clear bit guard. There won’t be any excuse not to use it; unless, of course, you truly wish to defeat it.
- The clear plastic shields on the dust collection adapter (will) provide a very good idea how well the chips are moving out of the bit and into the collector. I was unable to try this, as no adapter came with the fence to allow hooking up the port to either a ShopVac or to a larger dust collector. I will be shopping for an adapter early Monday morning.
- Do you use a good fence on your router table?
- Is it shop-made, or an industrial model?
- Do you wish it was better, somehow?