I have not had an easy time making tongues on my stiles using my router
on a table. I then purchased a tenoner for doing them on a table saw
but have found the set up and fussing to be somewhat of a pain.
I then tried my SCM saw and had the best success yet. It is easy to
make a clean, accurate and reproducible cut for the shoulder (distance
from each end). The only problem I have is once I set the depth of the
blade there is a lot of sensitivity to the pressure as you cut across
the piece. Obviously if it is to light the tenon is slightly thicker,
if it is too heavy the tenon is too thin. Despite this I have had
pretty good success with this method.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
This is most easily done on a router table IF your slots that the tongue
fits into are perfectly centered. If you are cutting your slots with a
router the deed is going to be twice as difficult at best. Cutting the
tongue on the router table perfectly centered is VERY easy and cutting
groves for the tongue on a TS is equally as easy.
I have no problems whatsoever with the groove on the router table. I
have a problem with cutting the tongues on the ends of the rails.
Mainly the following: 1) ability to safely raise the bit high enough
above the table (especially on wood thicker than 3/4") and, keeping the
rail at a right angle to the cut.
Glen Duff wrote:
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