AUXILIARY FENCES AND TABLES

AUXILIARY FENCES AND TABLES

A RADIAL ARM SAW MOLDING FIXTURE

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Cutting a molding

Install a molding head on your saw, then secure the workpiece by clamping one featherboard to the outfeed side of the fence and another to the table, braced with a support board. Adjust the molding head for a ^-inch-deep cut, making cer­tain the blade guard is positioned just above the workpiece. Feed the stock into the cutters with your right hand (right)-, use your left hand to press the workpiece against the fence. Finish the pass with a push stick. Make as many passes as nec­essary, advancing the molding head no more than % inch into the workpiece at a time. Once you have cut the desired profile, make a final, very shallow pass, feeding slowly and evenly to produce a smooth finish.

AUXILIARY FENCES AND TABLES

AUXILIARY FENCES AND TABLESПодпись: Using an auxiliary fence Anytime you use a dado or molding head on your table saw in conjunction with the rip fence, you need to attach a wood fence to prevent the blades from contacting the metal one. Cut the fence from %-inch plywood the same length as the rip fence and slightly higher. Lower the blades below the saw table and screw the wood fence to the rip fence. Mark the depth of cut on the fence and position the auxiliary fence directly over the dado head, ensuring that the metal fence is clear of the blade. Turn on the saw and slowly crank up the dado head to the marked line, producing a relief cut in the auxiliary fence. Butt the cutting line on the workpiece against the outer blade and lock the fence flush against the stock. For most cutting operations, like the rabbet cut shown in the illustration, the workpiece should be supported with featherboards. Feed the workpiece at a steady rate, using both hands (above).

Подпись: SHOP TIP
Подпись: A miter gauge extension To increase the bearing surface of your table saw’s miter gauge or to make repeat crosscuts with the aid of a stop block, attach a wood extension to the gauge. The extension must be long enough to extend beyond the saw blade. Screw it to the gauge and push the gauge to cut off the end of the extension. Turn off the saw and slide the miter gauge to the front of the table. To set up a stop block, clamp a wood block to the extension the desired distance from the blade. For each cut, butt the edge of the workpiece against the extension and the end against the stop block.

AN AUXILIARY FENCE FOR THE TABLE SAW