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JIGS & ACCESSORIES
Adding the Tape
Once the finish has dried, you can add the measuring tape. I used a self-adhesive left to right reading-tape and cut it in two pieces, see Fig. 8. (For a complete hardware kit, see page 31.)
two pieces. The first piece goes in the rabbet in the rear base (B), and is used when cutting-small circles (2 to 26" diameter). The other piece fits in the rabbet in the front base (A), and is used when cutting larger circles (26" to 48" diameter), see Figs. 8a and 8b.
using the jig. In use, the adjustable rail is inserted into the base so the pin end is closest to the saw blade, see box below left. And to cut larger circles, the adjustable rail is turned around so the pin end is away from the saw blade, see box below right.
the underside of your workpiece for the pin.
PIECE TO REAR BASE
APPLY 13"-26" PIECE TO FRONT BASE \
POSITION MARK TO DESIRED . RADIUS ^f5
CUT MEASURING TAPE EXACTLY AT THE 13" MARK
BUTT TAPE AGAINST SAW BLADE
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ALIGN EDGE OF TAPE WITH 1" MARK
SPIN WORKPIECE ON PIN TO CUT CIRCLE
PUSH JIG SLOWLY FORWARD TO START CUT
Cutting Small Circles
Step 1: Slide the Jig Forward. With workpiece resting on the pin, turn on the saw and slide jig slowly forward. Continue until the cleat catches the table.
Step 2: Spin the Workpiece. Now to cut the circle, slowly spin the workpiece in a clockwise direction while applying downward pressure.
CLEAT CATCHES TABLE
SLIDE OUT RAIL AND
ADJUST FOR DESIRED CIRCLE
NOTE:TRIM CORNERS ON LARGE PIECES TO CLEAR THROAT ON SAW
Cutting Large Circles
Step 1: Flip Adjustable Rail. For larger circles (more than 26"), remove adjustable rail and flip it end for end. Then slip it in the base and set it for the desired cut.
Step 2: Extra Support. To cut larger circles (over 26") I use the same technique that's used for smaller circles except I add extra support under the workpiece.