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#1 posted 05-02-2012 04:03 PM

Like Charlie says, triple chip design with between 5 and 10° rake with roughly 60 teeth. Make sure the teeth are all the same height. Cover your table with a soft material or use a sled. A zero clearance insert will help.

One more tip, make sure the blade is about 1/2-1” higher than the top of the piece.

If you feed too slowly or the piece binds, you’ll either melt the plastic, have it kick back, or, worst yet, have it shatters AND get fired back at you.

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