My panel saw jig

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Project by lilredweldingrod posted 02-16-2010 02:30 AM 4117 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After having to try to make a decent cut on a full sheet of 3/4 ply and having a deuce of a time, I came up with this. I am going to make a 8 footer to go with this 49 inch guide. I can consistently cut to within 1/64’ over the 4 foot distance.
To make measuring easier, I cut kerfs on each end of the jig at 24 inches from the blade. When I clamp this up, nothing moves except the well waxed jig.
Since I work from a wheelchair, the toughest part is wrestling the full sheet to the top of the saw. After that it is a piece of cake.

UPDATE: June 20, 2010 I added the LegUp to the fence bar on the right side. Now when I pull the sheet goods out for cutting, this little jewel makes the chore of getting the full sheet on the saw a snap. If you work alone and cut 4×8 sheets of plywood, this is a must. I just love mine. In the picture, it is the long yellow J hook on the right.
I have another up grade coming, but I have to build it first. I have a few projects ahead of it. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 02:50 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 02:53 AM

cool nice idea.

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 02:58 AM

Very clever.

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 03:57 AM

what a ’ slick ’ idea !

well done .

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#5 posted 02-16-2010 05:01 AM

cool idea i always have a issue when cutting large sheets of ply
thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 02-16-2010 08:06 AM

Good job

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#7 posted 02-16-2010 01:27 PM


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#8 posted 02-25-2010 08:13 AM

I wish I saw this post 9 sheets ago. Got-a-get-it.

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