System 130 Fence Calculator by Chris Marshall • Jul 23, 2015 Print Print Height and depth of standard cabinets are constant measurements, while the cabinet width is the only real measurement variable. In a production cabinet-building situation, cabinet parts really could be pre-cut to size and staged, with only crosscuts remaining to establish the specific widths required for the back, top and bottom panels, shelf widths, and the widths of drawer fronts, backs and bottoms. That’s the basis for Paul Fiala’s new System 130 Fence Calculator: it’s an anodized aluminum fixture that fits over Biesemeyer or Vega rip fence bodies, with three hinged flip stops that enable width cuts for a cabinet to made without the use of a tape measure or individualized part measurement. In 130-in. worth of cuts, and by articulating the flip stops in various positions, all of the cabinet’s final width cuts can be made. The system promises to simply cabinet manufacturing and reduce errors due to mis-measurement. To see a demonstration of the System 130 Fence Calculator, and how the cutting and assembly process works, visit www.system130.com.