. RIPPING JIGS

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. RIPPING JIGS

A kerf splitter like the one shown at left will help prevent a circular saw blade from binding in its kerf and kicking back. Choose /Gnch hardboard for the splitter piece and %-inch plywood for the shoul­ders; refer to the illustration for suggest­ed dimensions. Fasten the three pieces together with screws. To use the jig, start the cut, turn off the saw, and insert the splitter in the kerf a few inches behind the saw. Back up the saw slightly, then continue the operation (left). For partic­ularly long cuts, advance the kerf splitter periodically to keep it near the saw.