Is there any good way to make mitered crosscuts in panels on the TS?
I'm sure I could make a sled, or something, but don't foresee any
future use for it, beyond the ~10 cuts I need to make for this
project. My panels are 16 and 22" wide, and I have to cut them at 45°.
If there's a quick and dirty solution that's better than using an
extended face on my miter gauge, please let me know.
I'll probably resort to the circular saw, but frankly, I'm not all
that good at getting smooth cuts from one.
On 23 Oct 2003 00:41:00 GMT, email@example.comEDY (Tom) wrote:
So I made the sled last night and made all my cuts. It's a cheesy
beast (flimsy hardboard surface, softwood runners, pine 2*4 fence),
but it did the trick accurately and quickly. Thanks for the push. :)
That sled you linked to is pretty neat. I hadn't thought about a
crosscut sled with the fence on the forward surface. That seems like a
great way to defeat the traditional sled's problem of having to back
it way up to start the cut.
My advice would be to go ahead and make a sled or panel cutter. One
that just sits on one side of the blade, using only one miter slot.
You'll surely find future uses for it. But, if your panels are long
enough that the end extends over the edge of the table, you could
clamp a straight edge to the panel to ride against the side of the
table as a guide.
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