The fence on your table saw is typically short, and if you want to add extensions such as featherboards, etc.. to it, sometimes it just doesn’t work. So you can make changes or even jigs for the fence itself so that it can accept a variety of elements. You also fare well at times with a taller fence when cutting boards vertically, using a dado blade with taller lumber, and a ton of other reasons.
Do you need some ideas on how to make that super jig for your fence? They have 2 great videos that a woodworker has made a fence based a lot on Jim Toplin’s design from his book “Table Saw Magic.”
Keep in mind that you can make variations of this design. His is very extensive. I do recommend making yours with as much versatility, because as with most other woodworkers, your table saw is one of the mainstays of your shop. So keep that in mind as you watch these videos. The first one is on the jig itself, the second one is about the different attachments:
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