Roland Johnson offers three reasons to use power feeders: they allow your hands to stay far from the blade doing the cutting, they run nonstop, and parts are inexpensive to replace. In this article, Johnson explains how to install a power feeder by bolting it directly to your cutting machine, and how to align and adjust it properly. You’ll learn how to match the feeder to your machine and how to keep tabletops and fences slippery in order to reduce friction. If you’re doing work that requires tedious runs, such as cutting molding, power feeders are hard to beat.

From Fine Woodworking #139