I've been cutting particleboard planes with a circular saw. Despite I did it
helped with a straight guide the edges are not straight enought to my taste.
So I've been trying to straight them by using a rasp and sanding. I'd like
to hear some advice on techniques on straightening edges, both by hand tools
and power tools. Is the router the cheapest solution to my headaches? I'll
need a router table?
Thanks in advance
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You COULD use a router without investing in a router table by using a
known straight edge to guide a straight bit with bearing. However, if
you discuss this in the presence of your SWMBO, tell her you MUST have a
router table if she expects you to build her some nice projects! :)
You carbide bits to prevent dulling of the cutting edge when routing or
jointing ply and pb. That stuff is hard on HSS.
Faustino Dina wrote:
I clamp a straight edge board on the sheet. Use this as a guide. If this
till is not to your liking. I would clamp the piece on the underside with
1/8" overhang. Then use a straight bit with a bearing to trim the excess.
I've been trying such a guide. I think the best is a guide that holds the
circ saw from both sides. Some weeks ago I see such a guide, I think it
somebody was advertising he bought it in Amazon, but I lost the link and
I've been searching in Amazon and can't find nothing. Does anybody knows
what I'm talking about? It was some kind of rail you can clamp to the panel,
and it has a mechanism for attaching the circ saw. After that the saw runs
freely over the rail without any chances for loosing the straight line.
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