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Alder

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I am not over enamoured with gripping ability of the fence on my Metabo bandsaw. I have a spare fence off an extinct Elu tablesaw but it is wrong handed.
Does anyone use a fence from the reverse side to the conventional side, provided it is long enough of course?
Russell
 

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Fences aren't made to be grippy. You have to be able to slide the wood along it.
 

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I have my fence on the R/H side of the blade, it is then easy to remove if required, how do you mean "grippy" is the fence moving from its position on the table?
 

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Yes, it can and does move from its place on the table hence the question. I have know tried the alternate fence on the opposite face by merely clamping it on, and this has given me a degree of success. I will make another attempt with a Bessey Klick clamp which is possibly more suitable for the task than the one i did use. (aldi)
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I made a secondary clamp for my bandsaw fence (at the opposite end) with a powerful over-centre catch, and fixed some non-slip stuff to the underside. Between the two, the fence is now rock solid.
 

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It is the over-centre catch which is the cause of my problem. I will look to try your solution Mike.
Thank you.
Russell
 

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I have a piece of used Abranet under the over centre catch and the grip is more solid.
Once again Mike Thank you
Russell.
 
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