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Forum topic by ScottStewart posted 08-19-2012 03:00 AM 530 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2012 03:00 AM

Today I got my first brand new hunk of cast iron home. I have seen Mr. Hintz at newoodworker.com say that some items with a miter slot will need the miter slot cleaned up. (http://www.newwoodworker.com/tunemiterslots.html). I’ve never heard anyone else talk about this as a tool setup step. Since I’ve never seen anyone else mention it, I assume everyone is doing this and it’s common knowlege, or few/no one is doing it. Thoughts?


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#1 posted 08-19-2012 10:41 AM

You should at least check you slot. It’s not unusual at all to have areas that are slightly tighter than others. If the difference is large enough anything you run through the slot can bind, or, if you adjust it to run easily, will be sloppy in some parts. A little sandpaper and some careful sanding will make anything you run through your miter slot run smoother and allow you to fit it tighter.

Just be careful, you can take off more metal that you might think if you go to town sanding a narrow spot, and suddenly you have a wide spot. A couple of strokes and test it again; slow and steady.

-- John

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