Shop Tip Wedge Splitter

Sometimes, even when your saw is well-tuned, you can still run into a problem with the cut closing up around the blade and binding or causing the saw to stall. Most often, this is caused by internal stresses in the wood. It can also happen in wood that's still very wet or was improperly dried.

In either case, there's an easy answer. All you need to do is hold the cut open with a simple wedge, as shown in the drawing below. You can make a wedge from a piece of scrap. The only thing you need to be careful of is that you don't drive the wedge too far into the board and cause the face against the fence to bend and throw off the cut line.

Storage cases rest side by side or can be stacked on top of each other to suit your needs

Each shelf can be designed for a specific tool and dadoes

Sides and back fit in rabbets

Tool rack hangs from cleat attached to ceiling

Extension cord provides power to rack

Specialized holders provide easy access to each tool small shop solutions

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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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