I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about my sacrificial fence setup on my tablesaw. The truth is, it’s incredibly simple. All I do is cut a piece of scrap plywood that is just a little longer than my regular fence face. The real magic of my setup actually comes from the clamps that I use. In the past I would have to secure the fence using F-style clamps which certainly got the job done. But as you can imagine, the clamp head would frequently get in the way and if I needed to run a tall piece through, I’d have to come up with a different strategy.
So everything changed about a year ago when I picked up a set of Rockler’s Universal Fence Clamps. They are very simple devices that are made specifically for this task. Now all I need to do is drill a couple of holes in the top of my fence stock and the clamp does the rest of the work. The biggest benefit is that I can now secure the sacrificial fence with absolutely nothing getting in the way of the work. The clamps have numerous other applications but I pretty much dedicate mine to sacrificial fence duty.
Now the reason I bring this up is because I just noticed Rockler is having an Online ONLY sale right now. You can get a pair of these bad boys for about 28% off: $12.99. At that price, I recommend buying two pair. That way you can explore some of the other interesting applications using these clamps. Below are a few pictures from the Rockler site that show how versatile these little guys are. So pick up a set before they raise the price!