Let me tell you about my VerySuperCool Table Saw Fence!
Last February, when I was watching AskWoodMan’s latest series “How to Make a Biesemeyer Table Saw Fence” and saw how he used an aluminum extrusion as a fence, I knew I had to have one.
I have been a woodworker and woodworking enthusiast for the past 26 years. I’ve watched countless hours of DIY and How To videos on YouTube. YouTube is such a great resource for new techniques and to see how other guys handle situations and scenarios that I may encounter. I’m a fan of Marc Spagnuolo – The Wood Whisperer, Matthias Wandel, Steve Ramsey – Woodworking for Mere Mortals, and Allan Little – AskWoodMan.TV just to name a few. I have purchased plans, used ideas, and have been inspired to make projects from watching these guys. However, I had no idea a new table saw fence was about to change my entire workshop experience.
I immediately saw huge potential for this unique & very versatile design.
Inspired by the Beisemeyer design, which has been around since the early 70’s, Allan took it up a level. Now it is possible to own one table saw t-square and have multiple fences with various set ups attached. Allan and I have the same General 350 Table Saw, so I knew it would be a perfect fit. What I didn’t know were all the possibilities that would be opened up for me as a woodworker.
What I personally like the most about this aluminum extrusion table saw fence is how easy it is to attach jigs and fixtures. The extrusion thickness (Which is about 1/3 of the original Biesemeyer) is so much easier to work with. No more universal fence clamps. The slots provide all the connection points you need for accessories like feather boards, stops, tenon jigs and auxiliary fences.
Guys I can’t tell you how much money and time I spent to get these jigs and fixtures to work on my Biesemeyer table saw fence. It is a great fence, don’t get me wrong, but this fence from VSC Tools brings together the best of both worlds. If you own a Biesemeyer style fence you can’t afford not to have this tool.