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gambit

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10-16-2015 11:50 PM

Total newbie here so not even sure what search terms to try :) Need help cutting out a 2×2 square corner from a 4×4 to get the following shape:

I have access to a table saw, just not sure if I’m oversimplifying it thinking I can set the height to cut halfway through and cut on two adjacent sides. Anything I’m missing?

Thanks for any help you can provide!


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#1 posted 10-16-2015 11:53 PM

You got it.. 2 easy cuts on your tablesaw and it’s done.

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#2 posted 10-17-2015 12:10 AM

Joe is right. Have that very thing several times. Go get ‘er done.” Welcome to the gang.

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#3 posted 10-17-2015 02:01 AM

It seems to me that the only concern is to make sure the 2×2 releases on the side of the blade away from the fence so that it doesn’t get trapped between the blade and the fence?

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#4 posted 10-17-2015 02:51 AM



It seems to me that the only concern is to make sure the 2×2 releases on the side of the blade away from the fence so that it doesn t get trapped between the blade and the fence?

- ElChe

Great point! If you don’t know about kickback, find out before doing this cut.

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#5 posted 10-17-2015 04:31 AM

The search term is “rabbet”.

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#6 posted 10-17-2015 04:53 AM

Thank you all for the comments!

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#7 posted 10-17-2015 06:08 AM

If I were to do this I would follow the advice above because these guys have done it before, many times.

But be careful any time using a power tool!

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