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A sabcr-saw cut that' A circular-saw cut th; to the touch. A slab too beefy to move. Th getting a smooth, « edge—has a lot of fc solution is always th your router to trim am Minimize setup b) positioning fence, self-positioning dado in the chapter "D Grooving." When y< cut with a saber sa> saw, leave the line; in deliberately cut well side of the line, so itself remains visible < Then set your router line and make a pass v bit. The bit will trim line and leave a sm edge.

Of course, if the v and your bit is shon the self-positioning f< you of essential depi to a T-square and po a locating jig. (Both also described in "Dadoing and Grocr To prevent tear-o\ of the cut, clamp sc the edges of the wor If all you are doing edge, routing away a of stock, then a siiij addresses the full thi stock should do the t

two different sizes of baseplate. One is for the laminate trimmer, the other for a regular router.

In both versions, the idea is to raise the router V* to Vi inch above the surface so it can clear protrusions. You set the bit so it's just clear of the surface. Advance the bit right up to the protrusion, be it a plug concealing a screw or a strip of edge band ing. and begin nibbling at its edges. As you work, the baseplate can slide onto the newly trimmed surface, as you extend the trimmed area even further.

To make cither baseplate, cut the upper layer to size, fit the router to one end. then glue the bottom layer to it. Add a knob of some sort, and you arc ready to trim.

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To avoid gouging the work, the router must he held upright by pressing down Jinnly at the end of the long baseplate extension with one hand. Grasp the baseplate near the router with your other hand, amI oscillate the machine in small circlet, nibbling at the waste.

To avoid gouging the work, the router must he held upright by pressing down Jinnly at the end of the long baseplate extension with one hand. Grasp the baseplate near the router with your other hand, amI oscillate the machine in small circlet, nibbling at the waste.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

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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