RE: Couple questions

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"Larry W" wrote:

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"Larry W" wrote:

I respectfully disagree.
The work piece is not restrained from rotating except by the operator's hands.
Any slight rotary movement of the work piece and you have a kick back waiting to happen, especially when the kick back pawls do not come into play.
NOT in my shop.
After each corner is clipped, the work piece is pulled back out after the cut.
Again you have a disaster waiting to happen.
If on the other hand, the work piece is fed completely past the saw blade, then lifted from the sled and repositioned on the pivot pin after the sled is returned to the start position, you run the risk of enlarging the pivot hole.
An enlarged pivot hole allows for possible lateral movement of the work piece which will result in kick back.
Again, NOT in my shop.
A table saw does a lot of things well, cutting a circular work piece isn't one of them IMHO.
Lew
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May have missed the beginning of this thread, but have made a few ~48" diameter wooden circles using a router and a wooden arm that fit over a pin at the center of the circle and that the router base bolted to at circumference of the circle. Kerry
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"Kerry Montgomery" wrote:

------------------------- This thread started when I questioned how Norm got the cut started using his circle cutting jig for his band saw.
Earlier conversations pretty much came to the conclusion that a plunge router with a circle jig as you describe above, will probably give the best results.
Lew
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Lew, your objections are rationally described and noted and I respect your opinion. However, it would only be necessary to try the method ONCE to realize they are nevertheless unfounded. A table saw using the method or jig described, does an excellent, and safe, job of cutting a circle, and a _better_ job than can be done with a bandsaw. IMHO
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"Larry W" wrote:

I guess we will just have to agree to disagree on this one.
BTW, my basic question still remains unanswered.
Using Norm's jig, how does he get the cut started on a band saw?
Lew
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