Carter MagFence II
By Brad Holden
If you've been thinking about replacing your bandsaw’s
stock fence, it doesn’t get any easier than switching
to the Carter MagFence II. There’s no retrofitting
or making sure you have the right hardware for
your particular saw. Just stick on the MagFence II and
you’re ready to go.
Two built-in MagSwitches—magnets with on/off
switches—provide the stickum. Turning them on solidly
adheres the MagFence II to any cast-iron surface.
Turning them off stops the magnetic attraction, so you
can remove or reposition the fence. It’s easy. Adjusting
for drift angle is also a piece of cake, because the fence
has no guide rail to restrict its positioning.
To accommodate any size bandsaw table, the fence
has four mounting positions for the MagSwitches.
The only limitation is that the table must be made of
cast iron; this fence won’t stick to aluminum. Since
the MagSwitches are removable, you can use them in
homemade jigs or any 30mm Magswitch jig.
The MagFence II measures 3" x 15". Its extruded
aluminum fence is equipped with T-track for attaching
jigs or featherboards. Plastic wear faces for resawing
are available in 3" and 5" heights.
Carter Products, carterproducts.com, 888.622.7837,
MagFence II Next Gen Magnetic Fence, #MF-II;
3" Sacrificial Wear Face, #MF2-SWF3; 5” Sacrificial Wear
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