Roswell, GA, US
Caution.... Before you make the cut make sure the space between the blade and the fence is wide enough to accommodate the offcut piece if it rotates at the end of the cut. If it rotates it can kick back (BIG OUCH) and possibly damage the sawblade by the deflection and effect the run-out of the blade. Good tip. The magnet idea is terrific. I'm on it now.
For the 1/2 inch collet you could set it up with the 1/4 inch and switch to the 1/2 inch .
Great information . Learned a few things . Try putting a camber on the end of the blade when you sharpen it. You get a smoother cut with no jagged edges . A little harder to sharpen but far better results on the cut .
Also since the outside edge of the blade is flat , use a scrap piece to set up the initial alignment . You'll be right on the correct width to start with and it's very easy to fine tune from there . BTW, I just moved my rolling marking gauge to the back of my tool chest in favor of the cutting gauge .
Again thanks for the video. I know these productions are expensive but it's part of why I subscribe to FWW. I look forward to it every Saturday morning .
Once again , a good reason to subscribe to the online edition . It's one of the best tools in my shop. This tip is going to save me a lot of time . I have 20 small drawers to build . Thanks .
Ben is right on point with this tip. It's about time someone exposed this method for truing a square. Don't throw away that old square. It can be salvaged. The method works and can save you from mistakes. Pick up an old junker at the flea market (cast iron head preferably) and go at it. You'll love the results and you'll have a tool you will prize.
Here's a tip.... Test the edge your using with a straight edge to make sure it's true. Flipping along a misaligned surface can introduce errors and make everything look bad. If you own an adjustable square that isn't true you can modify it to bring it into true with a file. Be sure to only remove small amounts at a time. I have many squares from flea markets that have been adjusted to be true and dependable. Enjoyed the format. Maybe next time leave out the brand names. Maybe just show cost. Most companies work hard to justify their higher price and for the most part "you really only get what you pay for". Especially with Starrett. For the hobbyist or professional measuring and cutting straight lines is extremely important.
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This takes one to another place where all woodworkers have a desire to reside. Call it WW Heaven or Nirvana.... makes no difference. The expression of ones heart comes through in his work.
Thank you for sharing.
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Just came back from the Grove Park Inn in Ashville, NC. They have the most amazing Art's and Craft period furnishings from Stickley and Roycroft that exists in the world. The furniture is not just there on display. You can sit in any of the chairs, use the tables and take all of the pictures you want. I would love to have this book to add to my collection of the A & C period furnishings.
Thank you for sharing. The life the OX has lived is shared by many of us.
What a great accomplishment he has created and now sharing that with others like him. Helping young people get started.
You are right. This is the one to watch. I didn't want it to end.
Sounds good, but.. It stops in 1/8 second and stays in place. If the blade turns at 3600 RPM then that is 7.5 turns. A 40 tooth blade would present 300 cutting teeth before it stops. The question is does this still present a real danger. It may not damage the blade which incurs a cost and lost machine time but is this really "safe". I don't own a Sawstop nor do I plan to, but it seems that 1/200th of a second or 1/3 of a turn at 3600 rpm (13.3 teeth on a 40 tooth blade) while rapidly retracting from the cutting zone will do far less damage.
Sawstop did offer to license the technology to all saw manufacturers and was refused by everyone. So he decided the technology was important enough to make it available to everyone through his own saws.
However it would be very nice to see Sawstop have some serious competition. We would all benefit from an add-on feture that would give true safety.
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