Every once in a while I find the need to make a cross cut that is
greater than 45 degrees. The only way that I have felt safe doing
this is by making a jig, which can be time consuming for maybe just
one cut. I was wondering what techniques can be used to make say a 55
or 60 degree cut on the table saw.
Just remember that if you want a 60 degree cut relative to one edge you get
a 30 degree cut relative to the other edge (assuming a square board). In
many situations it is possible to make the cut relative to that other
surface and use a 30 degree angle instead of a 60 degree one. When the
dimensions of the board make it difficult, I often scribe the line with a
protractor and then cut carefully at the bandsaw or even with a jig saw. If
I had to make 100 parts like that then making a jig, as you mentioned, is
definitely the best and easiest way to go.
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