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Forum topic by 716 posted 02-25-2016 07:23 AM 1587 views 1 time favorited 51 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2016 07:23 AM

I always thought it is something that never should be attempted. Apparently this guy has a different opinion

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#1 posted 02-25-2016 07:37 AM

He isn’t doing through cuts. Read your manual… you will see the exact same procedure described for cutting dados and rabbets.

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Brad

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#2 posted 02-25-2016 08:55 AM

It’s perfectly safe. Doing it without the miter gauge is dangerous. Some folks will clamp a spacer block at the beginning of the rip fence, but there is nothing dangerous in what he’s doing.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#3 posted 02-25-2016 11:19 AM

i use my fence and miter gage quite often. with a 3/4” spacer clamped to the fence a couple inches before the blade and 3/4” added when setting the fence i can make multiple length pieces pretty safely, as recently as yesterday as im kikin out 7 jewelry boxes, so sides got cut quick and exact.

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#4 posted 02-25-2016 11:56 AM

Yep, non through cut ok because there is no cut off piece to get wedged between blade/fence and thrown back.

Tomsteve, I made an exact 1” block to make math easier :-)

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#5 posted 02-25-2016 12:12 PM

I see where one could get confused, but not to worry, he’s doing this on a sawstop…...absolutely no worries….from what I understand (I read it on the internet) these things make a worry free environment to work in…..but,but,but I do this on my PM66 with no problems…..go figure

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#6 posted 02-25-2016 12:14 PM

Using the miter gauge and fence is not at all unusual (when it’s not a through cut).

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#7 posted 02-25-2016 12:16 PM

You seem to be asking some very basic questions that tells me you need to watch some videos and read some ar
articles, OK?

Before posting questions like this, I suggest you should have asked yourself a simple question first: Would Woodworkers Journal would post a video with something so blatantly unsafe?

Before jumping to conclusions, try this:

“Gee maybe I’ve got something wrong?”

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#8 posted 02-25-2016 12:46 PM


You seem to be asking some very basic questions that tells me you need to watch some videos and read some ar
articles, OK?

Before posting questions like this, I suggest you should have asked yourself a simple question first: Would Woodworkers Journal would post a video with something so blatantly unsafe?

Before jumping to conclusions, try this:

“Gee maybe I ve got something wrong?”

- rwe2156

What’s with the attitude? I think it’s better to ask questions of people with more experience and different viewpoints than it is to watch videos and try to figure it out for yourself. Before posting answers like this ask yourself a question: “Did you learn everything you know without any help?”

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#9 posted 02-25-2016 02:24 PM

So what happens if the end of the piece that is farther from the fence catches on something on the table on the way back, or any other mishap, like excessive play in the miter gauge that forces the piece out if square with the blade ?

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#10 posted 02-25-2016 02:33 PM

I actually had more concerns about his hand being above the blade when he was closing the clamp on his tenoning jig.

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#11 posted 02-25-2016 02:37 PM

So what happens when an airplane falls on your house?
Bill

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#12 posted 02-25-2016 02:43 PM



I actually had more concerns about his hand being above the blade when he was closing the clamp on his tenoning jig.

- jbay


That is perfectly fine since this is from Woodworkers Journal , who would not post something so blatantly unsafe.

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#13 posted 02-25-2016 02:52 PM

Then, you have not ensured a safe work environment, i.e. nothing to catch stock, and proper setup/inspection of your tools :)


So what happens if the end of the piece that is farther from the fence catches on something on the table on the way back, or any other mishap, like excessive play in the miter gauge that forces the piece out if square with the blade ?

- 716


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#14 posted 02-25-2016 03:09 PM


So what happens if the end of the piece that is farther from the fence catches on something on the table on the way back, or any other mishap, like excessive play in the miter gauge that forces the piece out if square with the blade ?

- 716

Pretty much the same thing that would happen if the fence wasn’t in play. It’s not contributing to the problem you describe.

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#15 posted 02-25-2016 03:23 PM



So what happens if the end of the piece that is farther from the fence catches on something on the table on the way back, or any other mishap, like excessive play in the miter gauge that forces the piece out if square with the blade ?

- 716

common sense comes into play,too. what do YOU think would happen?

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