Rip Fence

A rip fence is an adjustable guide used on band saws, table saws, or other cutting tools to help maintain a straight, consistent distance between the blade and the edge of the workpiece during rip cuts. The rip fence is typically parallel to the blade and can be adjusted along the length of the cutting tool’s table. Proper alignment and adjustment of the rip fence are crucial for ensuring accurate, consistent cutting performance and preventing blade binding or kickback.