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Forum topic by devann posted 04-19-2011 01:33 AM 6335 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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devann

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04-19-2011 01:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip miter saw

These are a couple pictures of my version of a jig to utilize the depth stop feature found on many sliding mitersaw. The work piece has to be held out away from the saw fence to take full advantage of the saw’s ability to make required depth cuts across the work piece. I made this out of some MDF and some cabinet trim. It’s held in place by screws through holes in the mitersaw fence.

The second picture shows the bottom center of the blade cutting all the way across the work piece. At this point the saw blade has traveled as far back as possible at this depth setting.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with


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#1 posted 04-19-2011 03:14 AM

Darrell what are its advantages ?

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 03:35 AM

With the work piece against the saw fence the center of the blade doesn’t travel to the saw fence. The depth of the cut will not be the same from one edge of the board to the other. I use this primarily when I take the saw to the jobsite. I use it to cut notches,tenons, etc… My portable tablesaw is a homemade job, so no grooves for a miter gauge.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 05:19 AM

My slider does have a depth stop, although I have never used it in this way
I’ll have to look at my slider and see what you are talking about

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 06:21 AM

E J, On mine the blade only passes the plane of the fence when it’s cutting full depth penetrating the ZCI. If I raise it to cut above the table the blade doesn’t cross that plane. That’s why I have to move the board out away from the fence closer to the center of the blade.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 07:40 AM

I have an older chop saw, but I hardly ever use it. Come to think of it, I haven’t used it at all for the last two years! LWL! Maybe I just need to add your jig. Thanx for sharing!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 03:54 PM

That’s handy and quick.
I just clamp down a board behind the work. But then, it’s not a job site operation and I don’t do a lot of repetitive cuts at a selected depth, either.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 04-20-2011 02:37 AM

I do the same thing for a quick cut Gene. But sometimes I spend more time looking for the right size block than it would have taken me to set up the jig.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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