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Forum topic by BJODay posted 03-29-2013 12:46 AM 974 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2013 12:46 AM

I have a question about shooting boards.

Are they meant to true up miters when using a hand saw? Or are they used to clean up any cut edge? I would think a sharp blade on a power miter saw would give a good clean edge. Or if a TS was used with a cross-cut sled the edge would also be pretty clean and true.


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#1 posted 03-29-2013 01:02 AM

BJ, they are used for both truing up miters and cleaning up cuts made by handsaws. They also excel at trimming pieces that are a bit too big. I use mine for sizing multiple pieces to the same lengths. They are very useful.

In my experience, machine cut boards do not need to be cleaned up on a shooting board, only trimmed if they are somewhat too big. I don’t use much machinery, so the shooting board is a work horse in my shop.

-- Mike

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