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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 PM
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Default So How's Your New JMP Precision Fence?

Not exactly a stealth gloat, but I got mine up and running today. Cuts like a dream. The new style clamps really kick things up a notch - though I still need to figure out how the tenon arm works.

Already decided I need a second fence arm clamp.

One thing I would suggest, if BCTW would put together an assortment of spare tiny nuts, bolts, and washers for the fence, I would happily buy it. Spent some time on the garage floor with the Syslite chasing tiny parts today.

A word to the wise.... SWEEP YOUR FLOOR before starting assembly.

Great product though, looking forward to making some small drawers with it soon.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: So How's Your New JMP Precision Fence?

I got mine put on last night and am going to play a little this evening. I do think I need a second C-clamp, like the setups we had a WIA for cutting the claw on the earthquake detectors. I had ordered duplicates of the other two clamps already.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:24 AM
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Not exactly a stealth gloat, but I got mine up and running today.
Even bigger gloat, I got two of them (thanks, Michael ).

I was part of the group that got to see the early drawings of this fence at Roger's studio back in June of 2011. I've also seen it demonstrated several times since then.

Yet, when I unpacked my own yesterday I was still impressed with the great design, precision, and over all quality construction of this product. I felt almost like I was seeing it for the first time.


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Got mine installed and had ordered two of each clamp. Also got the tenoning attachment aligned and installed. Very nice setup.

I am wondering about cutting angles - dovetails or 45's as two examples and use of the fence. I can see opening up the space between the fences to tilt the blade but losing any 'backside support' or installing a backer board.

But what about angling the fence? Anyone tried to cut a set of 45's for a photo frame? Just curious how it will work till I explore more.

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Even bigger gloat, I got two of them (thanks, Michael ).

I was part of the group that got to see the early drawings of this fence at Roger's studio back in June of 2011. I've also seen it demonstrated several times since then.

Yet, when I unpacked my own yesterday I was still impressed with the great design, precision, and over all quality construction of this product. I felt almost like I was seeing it for the first time.


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Got mine installed and had ordered two of each clamp. Also got the tenoning attachment aligned and installed. Very nice setup.

I am wondering about cutting angles - dovetails or 45's as two examples and use of the fence. I can see opening up the space between the fences to tilt the blade but losing any 'backside support' or installing a backer board.

But what about angling the fence? Anyone tried to cut a set of 45's for a photo frame? Just curious how it will work till I explore more.

Neil
Neil, I took off my new fence and put on the old trap fence to do some miters. I haven't yet separated the two halves of the fence. It scares me.

But it's going to have to be done some time...
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:44 AM
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So what is everybody planning to do with their stock fences? Could they both be installed simultaneously for, say cutting mitres and 90-degree angles?
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Chris,

I suppose you could mount both fence on one saw if your stock was thin; or you could just have several saws set up for different cuts!

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So what is everybody planning to do with their stock fences? Could they both be installed simultaneously for, say cutting mitres and 90-degree angles?
Good idea, Chris! The old fence brackets can be mounted forward of the new fence. This configuration would limit stock width to about 2-1/2" for crosscutting and miters could be cut on the ends of pre-lengthened stock easily. This setup might work well for lap-miter joints. The cheek cuts would have to made on one of Rutager's other JMP-sw saws.
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hmmmm,

I see all you "imperial" JMP'ers are having a grand time!

Basking in the Precision Glow!

Myself and Paul- Marcel are part of the "Metric Minority"


Ours will be arriving in January.
That should give me time to buff out the JMP tabletops.

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