Use of a table saw as a joiner

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Forum topic by jav posted 03-22-2009 09:20 PM 1712 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2009 09:20 PM

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I have read much about using a router table as a joiner (until I can afford a dedicated joiner). I thought that a table saw with a long sacrificial fence and shims on the outfeed saw of the saw blade could work . I will bury the saw blade in the sacrificial fence on the infeed side and align the outer edge of the sw blade with the thicker fence on the outfeed side. I was considering two widths of cuts. The full 1/8 inch blade width and a 1/16 width. Other smaller widths are also possible. the material providing the extra wdths would be attached to the fence with double stick tape.

How does ths sound?


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#1 posted 03-22-2009 09:21 PM

I have a book with a jig like that in it someplace.

decent for edge jointing if you don’t have a jointer. Not sure how you’ll handle face jointing though.

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 09:25 PM

Just get a long piece of aluminum angle stock and hot glue it along one edge of your stock. Run that along your fence and you can cut a very nice straight edge.

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#3 posted 03-22-2009 10:26 PM

I had a 6” delta jointer for a while, little bench top took too long to joint the boards. I always use a straight edge and router for edge jointing, find it to be precise and aster than a jointer. Here is a little tutorial i made a while back.

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