I have two plywood "boxes" I built a long time ago. They have moveable
shelves in them) They are maybe 22" wide by 20" deep by 27" high. All 5
sides (top, bottom, 2 sides, back) are 3/4" birch ply and all the joints
I need to "shorten" the boxes; removing 3-4" from their height.
I had originally planned to use a circular saw and a clamped-on fence. I
may still do that, although it would require six setups (for the two
sides and back of each unit).
However, a table saw has recently entered my orbit. I had originally
thought to set the saw's fence 3" from the blade, thus having the
"waste" piece between the blade and the fence. Further thought tells me
that this could be dangerous, especially on the third cut.
But the cabinets are too big for a standard miter gauge, and in fact too
big for the table. (I believe there is an auxiliary table I could use
that is the same height as the table saw, so that might not be a
problem.) But I suppose I'd need to build a sled with a stop. If I end
up using the saw a lot, a crosscut sled might be a useful thing, but my
time seems more and more limited.
I'm sorry for thinking out loud, without asking a clear-cut question.
But that hasn't gotten in the way of useful advice before, so have at it. :)
Thanks in advance.