I have a cheapo table saw. It has a miter slot, but the slot has these
barbs on the top (at the table surface) that help hold the miter guage in
the slot. While this may be a nice idea in theory, it stinks for all the
miter tools that are made. It makes the miter slot alot like a T-slot. It
looks something like this:
instead of the normal slots on a good saw that look like this:
I would like to get rid of the notches. Should I just grind them with a
stone until they're gone? Should I hammer them?
I know the real answser is to get a good saw... and I will in a few years,
but I want to learn some basics on this one.
BTW, went to my first woodworking show this weekend. Got to see Scott
Phillips and meet some craftsmen that showed me some great things...hand
tools and power. Also got to look at, touch, feel, and drool on some
awesome power tools... thanks to the vendors. They planted some seeds in my
head. I wonder how long until they sprout and I have to confront SWMBO
about the credit card bill?