42 Replies to “Router Table Split Fence”

  1. Great router fence for a beginner, I have been looking to make a split fence for my table, have made my choice after watching your video .

  2. what was on the front of the split face after you took it off that appeared to be either tape or sandpaper?

  3. … Even tho the fence is simple, it certainly is well thought out, IMO… without being overthought. ; ) So thanks for the video !!… it kinda makes me wish i had adopted a more useful affinity to my router ( that is gathering dust somewhere in the deep crevices of my shop ; )

  4. sounds good, but i was hoping your split fence would be more like on a shaper where the outfeed fence face and the infeed can be adjusted separately. This way you can machine off the entire surface of the edge and even into the wood and the outfeed fence can be in so that there is no sniping.

  5. Rob, newbie here, and I have a question about the opening at the bottom of your front fence face …. do you cut into it with each new bit your using ( like making the zero clearance cuts for table saw/mitre saw insert So), then work on your piece with that new bit inserted?

  6. Thanks for the video, I had a plastic router fence but it warped and your video is just what I was looking for , I spent 2days going threw all the router fence videos and oh my gosh you have to be a master carpenter to make them , I wanted a good simple fence and you had the ticket thanks again

  7. What is the dimension of your table and what length of wood (say a 2×4 piece of softwood) would you be comfortable in machining?

  8. thank you for making it simple and easy to understand, I am 70 year old male starting out on my diy journey.

  9. Very informative video, I'm definitely going this way, I have some oak to build this fence, just put a router in my Paulk style work station, new to routing(only built houses).. I wish I got into this tool years ago…

  10. I was hoping for the jointer – like fence part. I am really wanting that. Just getting back into woodworking and using my router. I will do this if for no other reason but the split. Thank you

  11. This is how big shops do it. Easy and fast to build/replace. It’s a fence, not a jewelry box.

  12. GREAT video. Very common sense approach PLUS as all needed elements. Will be making a form of this for my table. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Many thanks Rob, I followed your instructions and made a replica of the one in this video. I did not have any knobs so used wing nuts but apart from that mine is a Rob Brown cloned fence.
    I can't believe how well it performs on my homemade router table, great dust extraction, quick to setup and when clamped this apparatus is solid. You could moor the QE2 to it in a force 9 gale and it would not move.

  14. Great to see somebody using the KISS (keep is simple stupid) principle when it comes to making a fence. There's a lot of common sense and experience in this video and I really enjoyed watching it. This is one fence I'm definitely going to make. The only concern I have is that over time there is the possibility of the front vertical guide cupping if it's make from timber. Still, the choice is pay $500+ for a manufactured fence or make your own. It's a no brainer!

  15. great video…I have been wanting to build a fence for a while, but most of the tutorials I found use a router table with a fence to make their "new" fence….hard when you don't have one. I have also been overwhelmed with not wanting to make it too simple and not have the functionality I need. I hand the whole thing clamped and glue drying within an hour of watching this video. I could KISS you… cheers! I

  16. Hi Rob, I have a nagging question. Why a split fence anyway? What I mean is, can you tell me why it would be better to use a split fence instead of a straight complete fence (with a half circle cut out for the bit to protrude into/from?
    Thanks 🙂

  17. Great wood working application sense. Myself just starting out, excited about getting the best practical approaches. Kudos bruddah. Aloha from Texas.

  18. Can you give more specifics on how you shim the outfeed side forward? Do you do this from behind, in front, and what do you use?

  19. I'm new to woodworking and have become completely confused by all the hype and suggestions relating to routing and tables. I have come to the conclusion that I like the Canadian approach – no fancy hardware (that costs a fortune that could bankrupt the Bank of England, which isn't that difficult) just straight timber, clamps and few bolts that cost very little. Not as beautiful as Woodpecker/Incra and all the rest but who cares when what you make ends up with what you want. Bravo my Canadian friend.

  20. Thanks you answered a question that I've had for a while with no solution. Now, I can try again to get the right end of the outfeed fence from grabbing my material….thank you

  21. Really liked your fence Kiss principle. I see a mitre slot in your table for a sliding mitre gauge. I am thinking of adding one to mine parallel to the fence what do you think?

  22. I'm planing on building a bigger router table like the one you show in this video and I plan to make a fence just like the one you show.
    Thank you very much for the tips.
    They have been very helpful.
    You have me as a subscriber and I immediately clicked the like button.
    Thanks again.
    central Florida

  23. Tis a gift to be simple. The only thing I might do different is to do it in plywood, and the make the movable fence pieces symmetrical vertically around the slider so they can be swapped end for end, left for right and upside to down. This way you can sacrifice each of eight corners in turn. Might need some play in the slider so that turning the fence upside down re registers on the table base.

  24. I find it interesting that used Hard maple to make the fence and not plywood. When you hear so much about wood movement.

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