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Forum topic by Carloz posted 12-26-2017 04:18 PM 288 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Carloz

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12-26-2017 04:18 PM

Is it safe to clamp a board to the bench , lay loose another board mext to it, then put a track on top so that the track edge only covers a narrow strip of the clamped board and cut off that piece with a track saw?
The loose board is only there to support the track.
The cut off trip remains under the track.


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 12-26-2017 04:36 PM

I think i understand what you asking, but the important question would be what do you think,,,,,,,your the one there,,,,,no one here can see the narrow strip you describe

Things that come to mind:

What is your bench height
how narrow is the strip
what is its purpose
what saw are you using
does it track straight
are you competent with this saw
why not use a table saw
are you uncomfortable using a tablesaw
how critical is the finish cut on said piece
will you also have a sacrificial layer on your bench or is your kerf going to be overhanging

Because you asked,,,,,,I would say no,,,,,,but if you want to experiment,,,,,thats ok too

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Ripper70

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#2 posted 12-26-2017 05:12 PM

Ask yourself, “What could possibly go wrong?”. Then, decide if there are any scenarios where something bad might happen.

From what you describe, it may be safer to have the loose board cut a bit longer than final length and screw the ends down to your bench. Then, you can simply cut of the ends of the boards where the screw holes are. This way your piece is secure.

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