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Video: Using a Zero Clearance Router Table Fence to Avoid Tear-out

Using a Zero Clearance Router Table Fence to avoid tear-out

If you’ve ever had tear-out spoiling your project while running your workpieces through your router table, adding a zero-clearance fence to your table is the answer. If you don’t know what that is, watch this video to find out as well as learning how to set it up.

You probably can’t believe something as simple as this zero clearance fence can have such a dramatic effect on the quality of the cut. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference.

If you want to know what equipment he’s using, he’s a bit of a JessEm fan because the fence is the JessEm 4010 Master Fence II and the router is mounted in a JessEm Mast-R-Lift II Router Lift. The table top is the JessEm 03006 Mast-R-Top mounted on a shop-built cabinet base.

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Chester is older than he likes to admit, a lifelong woodworker with a special interest in everything related to routers, router tables and router lifts in particular. His aim in life is to own everything made by the Kreg Tool Company, and his doctor says he's most likely addicted to anodized aluminum.