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Originally Posted by gfretwell


I guess I am just a carpenter wink



Greg,
It is so easy to go from heirloom furniture to firewood in one wrong cut with the saw or the router.
We all need to remember this.......

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One thing Bill,
I've never liked the idea of the Table saw, I do all of my cuts with a circular saw over a couple of saw horses and 4 x 2" timbers between them.
At least the saw blade is below the timber as it's being cut and you have a guard on the saw.

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Originally Posted by Trumpy
One thing Bill,
I've never liked the idea of the Table saw, I do all of my cuts with a circular saw over a couple of saw horses and 4 x 2" timbers between them.
At least the saw blade is below the timber as it's being cut and you have a guard on the saw.

Until recently all I had was a circular saw. The Table saw gives a much better & straighter cut than I could ever do with a Circular saw.


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I have been using a table saw for about 45 years since my first major remodel/addition. There are plenty of things you can do with a table saw that are really scary trying with a circular saw. When combined with a "sled" (a carrier for small pieces) you can do stuff that is impossible with your handy Skil saw.

I have certainly made my share of firewood tho. I try to test a new jig with framing lumber and not the $10 a board foot wood I want to end up using.
Today I think SPF goes for that tho.


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I made a sled too. I agree, very handy. Also good for getting a square cut on longer pieces.

I have a Tapering Jig too, which is does things that would be difficult otherwise.


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My sled is really just a piece of 3/4" plywood with a 3/4" rail under it. I just screw stuff to itr as I need them. Toggle clamps are really handy.Amazon has a pretty good selection. I screw them to the sled to hold whatever I want to cut if it is a finger hazard. You can also screw a cleat or 3 down to make a bunch of repetitive cuts. It helped when I needed to make a bunch of octagons.


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That’s basically what mine is minus the clamps. I want to add some to hold down smaller pieces and to make repetitive cuts but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

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