A rip fence is a component that helps make a good fit on the Best Table Saw For A Small Shop.
When you buy a state-of-the-art saw, the rip fence is often part of the accessory list.
It turns out that this guide is not always very precise.
Likewise, there may be times when you don’t have enough money to afford a top brand circular saw.
In both cases, the best solution is to make your own rip fence.
This is more beneficial for your finances and for accuracy.
You may carry apprehensions as to the difficulty of the thing.
But do not worry, it is easy.
We explain step by step how to make your parallel guide.
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Materials and tools to use in making a guide
To make a guide with a length of 100 cm, you will need:
- A wooden board 100 cm long, 30 cm wide and between 6 and 18 mm thick
- A rigid panel of dimensions (L x W x H) 1000 x 500 x 4 mm
- Wood glue
- A circular saw
- A drill
- A sander
- A bit for chamfering
- Safety glasses
- A screwdriver
- A clamp
- A pencil
- A tape measure
The first step in making your guide is to make the various cuts for your board.
The ideal is to buy your board in store.
This will ensure you have straight sides.
Since your Best Table Saw For Beginners does not yet have a guide, use a chopstick as a guide to cut the board 15cm wide.
Use your sanding machine to polish the surface that has just been cut.
Measure the width of your circular saw and add the 6 inches of your board to it.
Now cut your rigid panel across the width, taking the sum of the 15 cm and the width of the circular saw as dimension.
Obviously, as it says in the material list, the panel must be the same length as the wooden board.
You will have to glue the board and the rigid panel.
To do this, put glue on one side of your board.
Line up the side that was just cut to any side of your board and make sure that the smooth surface of your board is glued to the surface of the board.
Use a clamp for alignment.
Put the result of your previous work on its rough side.
Use your drill to make pilot holes lengthwise.
These pilot holes must be 10 to 15 cm apart.
Sand these pilot holes then put screws in the holes so that it protrudes from the surface of the rigid panel.
Your Best Table Saw For Cabinet Making guide is ready.
Now you will have to secure it to your table where you are doing your crafts.
It is important to secure it properly otherwise you risk cutting it during your sawing work.
Finally, cut your rigid panel.
So be sure to put the back of the saw you are using against the board during your cut.
Your guide is all set.
You can use it for all your cutting jobs.
Using a homemade guide does not differ from using a pre-made guide.
Do not forget to respect the safety measures during the manufacture of your guide.