I have a 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 piece that requires a 55 deg (from the vertical) x
.75 chamfer on all four sides of the large periphery.
How can I do this on a table saw with a 10" blade that only goes 45 deg?
If I place the piece vertical for a 35 deg cut the blade won't be tall
Unfortunately all I have is the table saw to make the cut.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Boy - I really did miss it then CW. I thought his original post said he was
trying to obtain the cut by laying the board down on the table, not standing
it up on edge. Sometimes I wish they'd make these newsreaders easier to
You're right, I could have made it clearer.
I could not get over the idea that if I put the board on edge that my only
cut was on the upper edge of the board.
It took you gents to show me the simple solution by using the table saw in a
way I've never used it before: by placing the fence on the other side of the
cutting the bottom. edge.
It worked great.
Thanks for all your feedbacks.
Refer to the "drawing" I made in my previous post. The fence should be on the
RIGHT, not the left.
Left to right, it should be blade - wood - fence. NOT fence - blade - wood.
Assuming a left-tilt saw, anyway, as I illustrated.
If you have a right-tilt saw, put the fence on the left. In either case, you
want the workpiece between the fence and the blade, NEVER the offcut.
I hope I caught you in time!
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
My blade only tilts to the right.
However, I just found out that I can effectively place the fence on the
opposite side of the blade for a short but adequate distance. I've never
done this before and this should work just fine.
Mike and Karol wrote:
> I have a 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 piece that requires a 55 deg (from the
> .75 chamfer on all four sides of the large periphery.
> How can I do this on a table saw with a 10" blade that only goes 45
> If I place the piece vertical for a 35 deg cut the blade won't be tall
> Unfortunately all I have is the table saw to make the cut.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
You need a jig to hold the piece to SAFELY do this job.
You definitely do NOT want to make the cuts with out a jig holding the
At least NOT in my shop.
Sears used to offer an universal jig that would allow you to stand the
piece on edge while being held in place by the jig, then run it thru
the saw with the blade set at 35 degrees.
An alternate would be a tenoning jig.
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