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Quick Fence For Your Drill Press Or Bandsaw

1Especially when it comes to benchtop drilpresses, and many bandsaws, you don’t come with a fence on the back of the machine. If you see the bandsaw in the image below, it is mine in my shop. It is not the most powerful, but it isn’t a cheapo either. It came with a miter gauge but no fence.

Of course, many individuals build a fence for their machines. But for those like myself that have so many different applications, (ok lazy – you caught me) I use this quick and easy solution that you can also, and it works well. All you need is a speed square, measuring tape, and a clamp.

Once you have measured where the speed square needs to go to act as your fence on the drill press (see pictures below), then butt the flange on the square against the front of the table on the drill press.


Clamp it on the flat bar that runs across the bottom of the triangle since it sits flat on the drill press table, and you will have a fence that sets up in seconds.


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