Is this a safe cut?

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Forum topic by skatefriday posted 09-28-2014 05:56 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2014 05:56 PM

Is this a safe method of cutting three rails to exactly equal dimensions?

This is just a demonstration image. I’m not actually making that cut
until I know whether or not it’s safe. And I know there are other
methods I could use. Just curious about this in particular.

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 06:01 PM

Looks fine to me.

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 07:12 PM

Me too. Let er rip

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 07:15 PM

Uh! Let ‘er crosscut. :)


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#4 posted 09-28-2014 07:18 PM

Looks plenty safe, as long as there’s plenty of clearance to the right of the blade so the cut offs don’t get caught.

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 08:16 PM

I let em rip, or rather cross. Worked really well to create three identical lengths.


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#6 posted 09-28-2014 08:29 PM

If you’re not sure about it, don’t do it!

Why not set up a stop on your sled’s fence and do them one at a time? I realize the pieces are longer than the fence, but you can clamp an L-shaped extension to the fence to get the length you need. That has the added benefit of not having to worry about ensuring the far ends are perfectly aligned when you gang-clamp them.

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