How to Install a Kreg Band Saw Fence

The Kreg Precision Band Saw Fence is a great addition to any band saw on the market. Back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I owned a Bridgewood PBS 440 band saw and was lucky enough to have bought it used with the Kreg fence already installed on it. When I finally got rid of it, I realized how much I missed that fence.

Kreg Precisioin Band Saw Fence

Most band saw blades don’t run perfectly perpendicular to the front of your table. There’s always just a little bit of “drift” that prevents you from getting precise cuts even with a fence. The KREG Precision Band Saw Fence easily adjusts to your blade’s drift angle to provide you with a whole new level of band saw accuracy. This fence mounts to most 14” band saws right out of the box and can be modified to fit many others by drilling a single hole in the aluminum mounting rail.

In setting up the Infinity Cutting Tools shop, we decided to outfit all of the tools to be as efficient and user-friendly as we could. So, we installed the Kreg Precision Band Saw Fence on our Jet band saw.

The Kreg band saw fence was designed with the help of Mark Duginske, one of the premier experts on band saws and author of "The Band Saw Handbook." If that doesn't sell it for you, then pulling the parts out of the box you'll see how well it's made and how much thought was put into the design.

The Kreg fence is designed to fit almost any 14" saw with no alterations. Here, at Infinity though, we have an 18" saw. All we had to do was drill and tap a new hole along the front of the saw table. It's really not that difficult, especially if you use a center punch to mark the hole location first so the drill bit doesn't wander as you drill.

After this, the installation was pretty easy.  Follow the instructions to attach the fence components together and install it on the saw.  There are a lot of adjustment screws to add, which is the great thing about the Kreg fence. It allows you to easily adjust the fence to make up for your band saw blade's drift angle.

I attached the fence just below the miter slots.

Slide the fence on and square it up and you are good to go. 

The joy of the Kreg Precision Band Saw fence is that it allows you to be more versatile and accurate than most any factory-installed fence.