Here you can see my jointer/thicknesser. It is a small one but it works well enough for me specially because it is the only one I have and ever had.
The problem is that the tilting support of the fence broke due a poor design and flimsy material. (See pics)
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Curioulsy enough, the fence is attached to the infeed table and moves up and down with it, I do not know if this the usual way but in my ignorance it looks odd to me.
Here goes my question:
As the fence itself tends to flex rightway due to having only one point of attachment, I thought about drilling a couple of holes on the outfeed table and fix with screws a taller and thicker fence made out of a piece of oak that I have.
This would allow me to exert sideways pressure when jointing an edge at 90ļ without having that flex effect.
Obviously I will loose the possibility of planning at a certain angle,but I can buy the replacement piece and have it handy, then
remove the wooden fence and put back the original one.
My concern is the fact of drilling those holes on the outfeed table, they are something definitive and I'm dubious about doing them.
Any suggestions/comments will be greatly appreciated.