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    JessEm - Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides For Table Saws, # 04301

    Do anyone use the JessEm - Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides For Table Saws, # 04301
    Woodcraft has them on sale for $199 Looks like an interesting add on. Anybody have any thoughts.
    Thanks in advance, Kevin

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    I just got mine for the sale price. They are installed and so far so good.
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    I love mine! They work great!
    I have both the table saw and router table versions.

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    I paid the full price and would do it again in a heartbeat. They are well designed and manufactured.

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    I have both the table saw and router table versions as well. Both work well and help control the board by pressing it against the fence for good control.
    The only complaint I have seen is from a magazine review of the table saw stock guides. It is difficult to use a push stick to push the board through, especially on narrow boards. It can be done using notched narrow sticks or a push board lying flat on the table. Both are well worth the cost; like using a stock feeder on a shaper.

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    Just installed a set on my Ulmia, they are fantastic.

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    Have been using them since they came out. I currently have them set up to be removable on my Fence, using a small set of Magswitch MagJig to hold them on my Sawstop fence. Copied the idea from Dave Stanton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMYbMbTJdH0&t=66s Like it a lot better than screwing it in to my fence (which I did do. ) They do a great job when ripping boards. Dan
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    Picked mine up last week. Haven't gotten around to installing them yet; too busy painting the workshop exterior while the weather is nice and cool.

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    I bought some as a result of your post. They work great particularly when feeding in long stock.

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    I use a long dowel to push narrow cuts through.
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    For my Hammer K3 rip fence I built a custom fitting. The JessEm works well to produce a glue-ready edge for panels. This is an alternative to a Fritz & Franz jig in this instance, and more relevant for shorter sliders, such as mine ...





    I like them enough to get the router table set as well ..





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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin nee View Post
    Do anyone use the JessEm - Clear-Cut Precision Stock Guides For Table Saws, # 04301
    Woodcraft has them on sale for $199 Looks like an interesting add on. Anybody have any thoughts.
    Thanks in advance, Kevin
    They're outstanding for precision rips and for additional safety on narrow stock. I have 2-pairs of them. If you run two of them BEFORE the blade and one after, it's almost impossible to mess up...you can even finish by pulling from the other side.

    AND they help compensate for lack of experience/skill when doing tricky cuts, something I'll always welcome as a hobbyist.

    I'd buy them again without hesitation.

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    I have a set and like them. I donít use them for every rip but for most.

    They store out of the way at least on my fence.

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    I have both and like them both a lot.

    I built a wood slipover fence for my table saw that sits on top of my SawStop fence that has a Deulen Safety Fence installed. I find that fantastic for safely pushing through thin pieces, but I don't see it on his website, so he may not make it anymore. Nifty design - you turn a crank which safely advances the wood.

    That being said, while yes the Jessem is a little bit of a pain with very narrow pieces, overall its a great design.
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    Another owner with both types (table saw and router table). Love them both! Excellent product!
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