36 - Miter Trimmer, страница 4

36 - Miter Trimmer, страница 4

Readers' Tips •

Rip Fence Extension

■ When ripping a full sheet of plywood on the table saw, it's a bit tricky keeping it tight against the rip fence at the beginning of a cut. That's because there's only a short part of the fence that actually supports the workpiece.

So to provide additional support in front of the saw table, I slip a long extension over the rip fence, see photo. Basically, it consists of two U-shaped core assemblies that are held together with a pair of long side pieces,

see drawing below.

The long core assembly fits snug on the rip fence. By attaching two end caps with screws, you can keep the extension from sliding on the rip fence as you make a cut.

The short core assembly encloses the opposite end of the extension. And it creates an opening that provides access to the locking lever on the rip fence, see detail.

Dick Dorn Oelivein, Ioivci

Quick Tips

A By "loading" his file with chalk, Pete Grimm of Eldridge, Iowa keeps it from getting clogged with metal shavings.

A When he drops the arbor nut on his table saw in the dust, Michael Burton of Ogden, UT retrieves it with a magnet epoxied to a scrap.

A Attaching a flexible, sell^^ adhesive magnet to a scrap c^P hardboard makes a handy clamp pad for Tom Lee of Seattle, WA.

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