Need to cut wedge in a 2 x 4 X 74 inches as stud in wall gap of deck.
Only have radial arm and skill saw.
I cut a wedge freehand with RAS but it was done on the flat side and I
need the angle on the edge which I can't do freehand as it would be too
dangerous for me. Time is no problem, of course, so any slow sure
method of constant adjustments would be okay. I thought of turning the
blade deck face down at an angle and feeding and adjusting as I go from
one end, of course. Any suggestion of a better way or how I might set
it up would be appreciated.
My RAS is great but basic. I have no fancy attachments.
My background is I have had the saw (Sears RAS) for 35 years and do
basic cuts and angles but this is not my usual cut.
On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 03:38:30 +0000, occupant wrote:
You need to attach the 2 x 4 to a scrap hunk of ply with one straight
edge. The ply should have the straight edge and one parallel side cut on
your RAS with a rip cut. The ply should be close to the same length as
the 2 x 4. Now, attach the 2 x 4 to the ply with nails or screws through
the ply (1/4" is good for the ply) with the 2 x 4 aligned at the proper
angle to the edge of the ply for the "wedge". Now, simply make another
rip cut of the same width as the ply width with one edge of the ply
against the fence of the RAS. Remove the 2 x 4 wedge from the ply sled
and you got it.
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples
then you and I will still each have one apple.
Thanks for your reply Doug.
I did a mockup and the procedure as I undertood it and it produced a
nice small wedge. Either I misunderstood the instructions or my
request is misunderstood.
I want to produce a wedge to be a gradual wedge of 74 inches, so from
top to bottom of a 2 X 4.
The only wedge I could get from my understanding of the above
instructions was the typical doorstop size/piece. What have I done
Guess I read your OP wrong. To rip a tubafor in a long angle, I would
probably mark a chalk line on its surface, clamp the mother down, set
the blade depth on the skill saw to a bit more than the thickness of the
wood, and have at it. You'll most likely have to move your clamps
before you can get the whole thing cut. If you have a rip blade, that
helps. Second choice a good combo blade. Have fun.
I am not a carpenter so it may not be the correct language. There is a
gap between the house exterior stucco wall and the first stud of the
new deck. This 74 inch wedge slips in the space between the first stud
(level perpendicular) of the new deck and the stucco wall of the house.
Actually, Doug, posted how to do it and it worked beautifully on my RAS.
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