How To Make A Table Saw Fence

Last Updated on November 26, 2021

Table saw fence, also called rip fence, is a key part of table saw. When you make a cut, the fence acts as a guide to ensure that you get a straight and smooth cut. At the same time, it can prevent kickback and keep you away from danger.

Many table saw models come with fences, unfortunately, they are usually not very reliable. You can buy one, or make your own table saw fence. In fact, it is not difficult to make a table saw fence, only some necessary materials are needed.

In this article, we will guide you through a few simple steps to make a table saw fence.

Preparation before production

  • Rectangular aluminum bar
  • 50mm wood screws
  • deck screws, threaded screws
  • Tape measure, table saw, drill

Production steps

Step 1

Drill five holes in the rectangular aluminum bar to install the screws. Cut a 9mm groove in the middle of the aluminum bar for sliding bolts. Use a tape measure to measure the distance from the front to the back of the table saw workbench.

Step 2

Use two wooden boards to align the guide rail with the desktop, mark and drill large holes, and use 50 mm screws to fix the guide rail tightly. Take a square piece of wood and drill three holes that are not close to each other. Align the square wood with the position you marked with the drill.

Step 3

Install T-nuts in the side holes, and then glue the two parts together to form a whole. Carriage bolts are used as side bolts of the slider. The fence can be glued to another piece with plywood to ensure reliability and stability. Ensure that the blade is perpendicular to the edge of the guide rail, and confirm that the fence is aligned correctly. Finally, when the glue is dry, it can be used.


Making a table saw fence is a simple and easy project that does not take much time. All you need is to patiently follow the steps above.

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