/4s well as observing the standard working methods for power tools (see page 16), note the following points with specific reference to biscuit jointers.
• Remove and throw away cracked or bent blades, and replace with sharp ones.
• The motor must be running before you plunge the blade into wood.
• Do not attempt to slow down or stop a spinning blade by applying pressure from the side.
• The blade guard must always be in place when the jointer is running.
• When cutting a groove, always feed the jointer away from you.
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Using a bevel fence
Some jointers are supplied with a bevel fence for inserting biscuits in mitre joints. Lay the workpiece flat on a bench, adjust the bevel fence on the jointer, and cut the slots.
Clamp the work overhanging the bench, and run the right-angle fence along the outer edge of the bevel. To help support the jointer, increase the width of the bevel by clamping one component on top of the other.
Cutting a groove
Set up the workpiece and adjust the jointer as described for making a corner-butt joint (see page 23). Rest the front end of the jointer on the panel, switch on and plunge the saw. Feed the tool across the work, then raise the blade before switching off.
Chapter J Edge j oints are used to join narrow boards together to make up a large panel, such as a table top or part of a cabinet. Using modern glues, even a plain butt joint is adequate, but including a tongue and groove in the joint makes it easier to assemble accurately and adds considerably to its strength.
It is good practice to keep the edges as square as possible. However, provided boards have been planed as a pair, they will fit together and produce a flat surface, even when the edges are not exactly square.
Planing edges square
With the face sides on the outside, set both boards back-to-back and level in a vice. Plane the edges straight and square, using the longest bench plane you can find, preferably a try plane.
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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.