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#1 posted 01-18-2009 08:51 PM

I had exactly the same problem last year when I built my bench, Doug S. did almost what I did but I think his idea of the flush trim bit is one better.

I used a straight edge and set my Circular saw to max depth and squared it up. I crosscut the bench top and then used the kerf left behind by the C.S. as a guide and finished the cut with a hand saw. Came out really well with only a small amount of cleanup work with a sanding block.

Prevented me from having to man handle the top by myself, mine is 3 1/2” thick by 7’ long and very heavy, not to mention awkward if working alone. Anyway, that was my solution, hope it helps


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