I thought I would start a blog for shop tricks and tips.
We all learn things just as a matter of course. Why not share some of your favorites.
Here’s one I learned a long time ago. I just used it a little while ago and that’s what got this going.
Suppose you have a piece you are cutting to length for a perfect fit. Not thight not loose but perfect.
Say a piece of trim for something. Well, if you are like me you cut it a little long and nibble away at it
until it’s perfect. This trick is how to get those last tiny tiny cuts.
What I do is, with the table saw blade stopped, I move my miter gauge with the work piece to the
middle of the blade behind the teeth. Then I slide it until it touches the body of the blade, then
pull the miter gauge with the work piece back in front of the blade. The blade will flex enough to
allow you to get past the teeth.
Then turn the saw on and make your cut. The cut should be equal to the half the difference between the
thicker tooth and the body of the blade which is usually about .010 inches.
A couple of those and you’ve got the perfect length.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX