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Project by kiefer posted 731 days ago 4741 views 17 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little adjustable guide I added to my pull saw to accomplish consistent depth cutting .
A simple little add on that is easy to build . I cut two slots into the disposable blade and made a couple cheeks from jatoba with corresponding holes .
To set the depths of cut simply use piece to fit in dado as a gauge and tighten wing nuts .
Works for me.

-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 731 days ago

I can appreciate this method. I’m really not inclined to drill holes in my LN DT saw though. I’m sure I can fashion a similar set of blocks around the spline though. Thanks for posting.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 731 days ago

This is a nice idea and a great jig you made. I always need all the tips/tricks I can get.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 731 days ago

It’s a replacement blade that costs $ 2.50 so I don’t worry .
But what you are saying makes sense on a more expensive saw .
Just a couple of cheeks with slots and a thin spacer would do the same.

-- Kiefer 松

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#4 posted 731 days ago


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#5 posted 731 days ago

Very ingenious!! A saw stop!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 731 days ago

I was thinking that slots in the wood stop would be better than drilling / cutting the saw. Very nice work though and very creative.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#7 posted 731 days ago

Great idea Kiefer.
Thanks for sharing it !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#8 posted 731 days ago

That’s really creative and well done. Nice job!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#9 posted 731 days ago

Great Idea!

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#10 posted 731 days ago

Very useful tip. Thanks for posting.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#11 posted 731 days ago

@ Rance—would rare earth magnets work so you didn’t have to drill holes?

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#12 posted 730 days ago

I hope I can use it on my circular saw, too. LOL
Nice jig. I think someone should write a book about stop blocks. I’d be interested at least.
Thanks for posting.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#13 posted 730 days ago

The mariage of a stair saw or dado saw and a japanese saw.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#14 posted 730 days ago

Great idea thanks for the tip

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#15 posted 730 days ago

Nice thinkin’. It reminds me of the stair maker’s saw a buddy brought into work the other day. You can adjust the blade depth for stopped cuts in much the same way.

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_

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