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Making Crosscuts Woodworking Technique
is more critical to a woodworking project than getting
a square, accurate crosscut on the table saw. And nothing
suffers more from a poor crosscut than joinery. If you're
getting joints and edges that just don't seem to mesh
they way they should, look to your table saw blade and
miter gauge for the trouble.
In our Secrets to Making Great Crosscuts
article, we'll first help you adjust your table saw
components so everything is aligned, square and accurate.
Then we'll share the techniques we use in our shop to
get perfect cuts every time. Plus, we've included some
ideas (and plans) for building the crosscut accessories
we use in our shop, like an auxiliary fence for added
support and a crosscut sled for large panels.
Checking blade for alignment
Saving time with a miter gauge setup jig
Avoiding shift while cutting
Squaring up large panels
Crosscutting long pieces
Build an auxiliary fence
Plan Build an Accessory Shelf
An easy-to-build project you can complete in an afternoon!
Conveniently holds your rip fence, miter gauge, and
adjustment toolsall within easy reach. Plus, the
shelf is ideal for adding an optional hood below for