How to get the most from this standard tablesaw accessory
Synopsis: With a miter gauge on your tablesaw, you can accurately cut workpieces to length with square ends and make a variety of angled cuts, including those for mitered corners. Add stop blocks, an auxiliary fence, and a second miter gauge, and this accessory can do all manner of shop tasks.
From Fine Woodworking #205
Not long after you set up your first tablesaw, you’ll find yourself reaching for one of woodworking’s most common and useful accessories—the miter gauge. Standard equipment with every tablesaw, a miter gauge is the tool many beginners use to make their first crosscuts.
With a miter gauge, you can accurately cut workpieces to length with square ends and make a variety of angled cuts, including those for mitered corners. As you progress in your woodworking, you’ll probably add a crosscut sled to your tool kit (see Fundamentals: “Build a simple crosscut sled for…