I purchased the Micro Fence a number of years ago at your location in Arleta. I was in the area for work and decided to drop in. I just finished using the fence again on a project that I could not screw up on the measurements and I have to say that I am so glad I bought your fence. It made it easy to dial in the amount to move over and no more than that. Thank you for creating this tool. It makes cuts I want precise and simple.
Once again I am amazed at the quality and precision of your products. I just got around to extensively using the Micro Plunge. — Precision, quality and repeatability… thanks for a great product.
Hi Rich, I just wanted to wish you Good Fortune on your upcoming tour and i hope that you sell lots of tools. I’m absolutely delighted with the Micro-plunge base and Micro Fence. The tool is fun to use and the high accuracy and repeatability of cuts is a godsend. Cutting and installing a 4 diameter circle of 3/64 stringing now takes me about 20 minutes as opposed to over an hour when cutting it by hand, and no hand cramps to boot. Great tools. Now then, why don’t you make a micrometer depth stop for my drill press? (just kidding, but if you ever make one, I’ll buy it).
I received the Plunge Base today. First, the delivery was fast. Second, the whole package, from the manuals to the base are way above my expectation. I was worried how the slide would work. It is so smooth and even. I am so looking forward to using it. As a machinist gone woodworker it is a real treat to buy tools built by machinists for woodworkers. I could go on and on, but i just want to say thank you for your work.
Hi Rich, Thanks for the delivery of the Micro Fence plunge base which I received, as promised, on 10/20/10. I could not be more impressed with the quality of the tool, or rather, instrument. I used to attend the Model Engineering show at Wembly, England for about ten years when I lived in Europe and always lamented that there was nowhere such fine quality of materials, workmanship, and finish could be found for the ordinary man to purchase. Upon receiving the plunge base, I was really surprised to find that I couldn’t, using the Model Engineers quality as frames for reference, find any lapses of judgment in the design or execution of the tool. Congratulations to me for being lucky enough to choose your product and congratulations to you for your fine product,
I had so much fun testing this tool that I found myself looking for any good excuse to use it. Swiss-watch precision and smooth operation are combined in a package that is easier to compare to fine German sports cars than to other woodworking tools.
It didn’t take me long to be convinced that here was a system that extends the potential of the router into realms of accuracy and control that the machine rightfully demands. It will make your use of the router so much easier and more enjoyable and will extend options for the development of your skills and expertise.
…for woodworkers who want to dial in depth-of-cut settings to .001 in, this base will do it with ease. And it’s a tool that’s simply a pleasure to hold.
One of the first places the Micro Fence proves its worth is in the relatively simple operation of cutting rabbets and dadoes… When router work needs to be incredibly precise, such as routing grooves for inlay work…the Micro Fence’s super-fine adjustment offers pinpoint accuracy.
No re-invention of the wheel, just a masterly revision of the router side fence. Suddenly, working from an edge makes sense. Where I would normally make up a template or jig, using this fence gives an entirely controllable, repeatable result. The virtue of this device lies in its impeccable engineering, lending a precision which makes it more of a jig than a fence. It is one of the most sensible ‘gadgets’ I have come across for a long time, offering real benefits in increased quality and productivity for router-users – and that’s most of us.
The Micro Fence is so precise and quick to adjust that it makes it effortless to perform any fence-guided routing operation with ‘tack-sharp’ accuracy. It’s as useful as it is beautiful.
It looks and feels like the precision instrument it is. It’s designer, a well qualified woodworker, set out to achieve an adjustable edge-guide that was quicker and easier to use. His product nicely satisfies these requirements.
If you’re looking for quality, durability and precision in a router fence, then take a look at Micro Fence.
Working a mortise with Richard Wedler’s Micro Fence is an excellent choice…when a single-cutter-width mortise is called for, finding it’s center is really sweet with this fully adjustable tool.
Newer edge-guides and the excellent Micro Fence after-market system offer lead-screw adjustability. They’re a big improvement over old style guesswork guides.
The Micro Fence does what it was designed to do and does it well. It’s good looking to boot. What more can you ask of a tool?
I was excited when I discovered the Micro Fence. A high quality tool, the Micro Fence is just precise with no slop…
After using it a while, I’m pretty fond of it’s quick, easy setup. Plus it’s dead on accurate… if you are planning on doing a lot of edge-guided routing, it’s well worth the cost.
No shop should be without this.
Micro Fence insures dead-accurate dadoing, veining, slotting, rabbeting and a host of other common operations.
As far as precision, engineering quality, and ease of setup, the Micro Fence edge guide system for routers still occupies a class by itself. The Vacuum Center accessory has the same genes.
Routers revolutionized woodworking…Micro Fence revolutionized routers!
Micro Fence: A Decision for Precision.
…designed to produce accurate results without the trial-and-error process necessary with many standard guides.
Just wanted to say “thank you’,
I have seen your web-site for more than a few years, and debated as to whether the micro fence was all that it was cracked up to be. After seeing a demonstration at the Baltimore wood show I decided to give it a try. Wish I could find the words to say THANK YOU! It is everything and more than what you described in your seminar. It is truly easy to use, and even I, a fairly new hobby woodworker, am able to get great results. Within 10-15 minutes of using it, I was able to UNDERSTAND how to do router inlays which I have now done a few in the last 2 weeks.
Have also been able to do bow tie pattern inlays with precision that would rival the pro’s. Your products, their ease of use, and especially your after market customer support have been more than I ever expected. Since receiving and using the edge guide, I tried doing some pattern inlays and realize the other products I have been using fall short of giving precision depth guide precision when making inlay cuts. I will soon be ordering your plunge base to take care of this.
Many thanks for your help expertise and customer care after the sale. I wish there were more companies like yours.
…the Micro Fence system oozes quality.
I received my Edge Guide yesterday and have to say after initially playing around with it, this guide (and your attention to detail) far exceeds any expectations I could have even imagined before ordering. Absolutely awesome. I can’t wait to save up a few more dollars and order the Circle Jig now.
I have to admit, I was a little confused when I initially opened everything up and realized the mounting bar for the porter cable 450 plunge had 3 sets of attachment holes and also why there were an extra set of guide shafts in the box, but after I started to hook the Edge Guide to the front of my router, I realized the longer shafts and other mounting holes were to accommodate the side mounting capability on the plunge base – you really thought of everything. I was perfectly happy to only be able to use the front mounting capability but to have the choice without even having to special order extras – WOW.
You have made me an absolute fan of Micro Fence and a customer for life. If I ever have the chance to recommend your products to any of my friends or family, I won’t hesitate.
Thank you for everything.
Just wish to let you know that my MicroFence package arrived and I’m absolutely delighted with your products. Superbly designed and manufactured. First rate quality. I used the circle kit to cut an arc on the curved end on a cutting board – I’ve previously done this with a band saw and lots of sanding – but the result and ease of achieving this with the MicroFence kit was exceptional. I’m a very, very happy customer and just want to say thanks for your product.
I had occasion this week to pull out your edge guide and plunge base for a quick little project. I only need it three or four times a year but each and every time I get it out I am so very pleased with it. There have been tools I’ve purchased in the past that I’ve regretted but I never have felt that way about your products. I am thankful for their high quality and versatility each and every time I use them.
Thank you again for the uncompromising quality you design into your products.
Very best regards,
… and I must say I have never fully enjoyed being behind a router until now, I can totally see!