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#1 posted 04-14-2013 01:33 PM

I used an edge guide like the one in the popular mechanics article when I was building my kitchen cabinets. I made a couple of really long saw horses using some of those folding metal brackets you can pick up kinda cheap. I set them up right behind my van in the driveway. Slide a 4×8 sheet out of the van and onto the saw horses. I put 4ft pieces of 2×4 laying ACROSS (from one saw horse to the other) a pair of 8ft long saw horses. I could then break down the 4×8 sheets into sizes that were more manageable (I work alone about 99% of the time). Cut everything just a bit oversized, carried it back to my shop, final cut on table saw, build cabinets, carry it BACK up front to the garage for my wife to do finishing.

My shop doesn’t accommodate passing full sheets through the table saw and without a proper setup and room, I just don’t feel it’s safe for me to handle such big pieces by myself.

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