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As my first ever table saw, I purchased the Parkside Table Saw from Lidl about 18 months ago.

I was fully aware that it was "cheap & cheerful", but I was just starting my woodworking hobby and I thought for £99, I couldn't go wrong.

My question is this, is there a way to secure the fence on the opposite side of the table, as the unsecured end does move away from the blade.

This obviously makes it nearly impossible to get a perfectly straight cut, (I have made a cross-cut sled though, which helps).

Apart from buying a new saw, (difficult to transport it to Alderney), has anyone got any ideas on how to secure the fence?
 

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Axminster do an aftermarket fence which is good,


I have one on my table saw and it changed the saw completely.
 

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Cheers guys, I like both solutions, but the track on this saw is not standard size, so it looks like it will have to be a new saw!!

Don't tell the wife.
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Axminster do an aftermarket fence which is good,


I have one on my table saw and it changed the saw completely.
Just looked closely at this Roy, I think it might fit. Thanks very much.
Ali
 

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Have you tried fixing a piece of wood to the fence (on the RH side of fence ) and then use a small G clamp to secure it to the table at the far end

you tube has a fee home made fence ideas also
 

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You could always extend the length of the fence and use a quick release clamp on the table at the rear of the saw to clamp it in place. It would be quick and easy to clamp and unclamp when adjusting. I dont think you would get a clamp with the reach to catch the fence at the moment.
 

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You could always extend the length of the fence and use a quick release clamp on the table at the rear of the saw to clamp it in place. It would be quick and easy to clamp and unclamp when adjusting. I dont think you would get a clamp with the reach to catch the fence at the moment.
Of course, just a new piece of aluminium, clamped the other end. I think I'll try that. Thank you guys for all the good suggestions.
 

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Not sure how to link it, but on 2 Oct in a thread called Table Saw Fence I added some photos of how I use a reinforced sash clamp as a fence on the Parkside table saw. Along with a simple parallelogram jig to ensure it is straight, I have good results.

The sash clamp has a strip of MDF inside it to give it the extra strength, the wooden shroud is to put the workpiece away from the actual red clamp mechanism.

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Just thought I'd finish off this thread with my eventual solution (bar getting a new machine).
Basically I did similar to Essex Barn Workshop did, but I used a new piece of aluminium extrusion, bolted that to the existing fence clamp, then ground down a track saw clamp to fit into the V slot at the other end.
 

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Just thought I'd finish off this thread with my eventual solution (bar getting a new machine).
Basically I did similar to Essex Barn Workshop did, but I used a new piece of aluminium extrusion, bolted that to the existing fence clamp, then ground down a track saw clamp to fit into the V slot at the other end.
Nice. Good improvement, like it.
 
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