|Forum topic by tool_junkie||posted 07-21-2013 05:30 AM||5246 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-21-2013 05:30 AM
I need some help with setting up table saw fence for cutting 45 deg bevels on both ends of boards as shown in the picture below.
The basic table saw setup is as follows:
To start with, I would just make a bevel on one edge of the board, but then the confusion kicks in. For the second cut on the opposite side of the board, how do I measure the distance between the fence and the blade so that the top of the board comes out to be exactly 10 inches after the cut? My understanding is that the table saw scale/tape measure is only accurate for 90 degrees cuts and you can’t rely on it for bevel rip cuts.
How would you go about making such a cut with repeatable results and setup that is not overly difficult?