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3-6 To cut a rabbet, feed the board past the bit or cutter, keeping it pressed against both the table and the fence. Note that the fence is faced with a board, and this board has a cutout the same diameter as the cutter. The board protects both the fence and you. It keeps the cutter from biting into the metal fence, and the cutout surrounds the unused portion of the cutter. Never cut a rabbet with part of the bit or cutter exposed.

3-7 After cutting a test rabbet, measure the width and the depth. You can use a small rule for this, or — if you want to be more precise — use the depth gauge on your calipers.

3-7 After cutting a test rabbet, measure the width and the depth. You can use a small rule for this, or — if you want to be more precise — use the depth gauge on your calipers.

3-8 When cutting a rabbet with an ordinary saw blade, you must make two passes. On the second pass, position the workpiece so the waste will be on the side of the blade farthest from the fence. If you make the cut with the waste between the fence and the blade, the waste will kick back.

3-8 When cutting a rabbet with an ordinary saw blade, you must make two passes. On the second pass, position the workpiece so the waste will be on the side of the blade farthest from the fence. If you make the cut with the waste between the fence and the blade, the waste will kick back.

FOR ftesr KBÏULTS

After cutting a rabbet with a dado cutter or a saw blade, inspect the inside comer between the side and the bottom. These cutting tools sometimes leave a little waste or "tang" in the corner. You can quickly remove this with a scraper, chisel, or bullnose plane.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

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There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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