Using a miter gauge without an auxiliary fence is like wearing a pair of trousers without suspenders (or a belt) – you just don’t get the support you need.
And while it’s pretty easy to just screw a piece of wood to the front of your miter gauge, I think it’s worth taking just a [...]
The miter gauge that comes with most table saws is fine for crosscutting narrow pieces. But if you try to use it to crosscut a wide panel, you’ll quickly discover how inadequate it is.
It rocks back and forth in the slot or bumps into the edge of the table saw top, making crosscutting [...]
I’ve seen a lot of push blocks or push sticks that are thin and narrow. This allows you to maneuver the push stick between the blade and the rip fence when ripping thin pieces.
But I find that trying to guide a workpiece through a saw with one of these push sticks is a [...]
Thin strips should be cut on a table saw with the wide board against the fence and the fence moved in for each cut, however it is difficult to accurately adjust the fence for each strip to be the same thickness. This gauge allows you to simply slide the fence over until the stock hits [...]
To build this jig, first place one miter-slot guide into each slot on your saw table. Align the 1/2″ plywood base on top of the guide, long edges perpendicular to the miter slots. With the plywood resting on the table saw surface, drill 5/32″ shank holes through the plywood and into the guides just far [...]