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post #22 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2018, 09:20 PM
Cherryville Chuck
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Originally Posted by mikececilsmith View Post
Hi, your best bet is to not use the miter gauge at all and just spend an hour or less and build a very quick cross-cut sled. You don't have to make a fancy cross-cut sled, but once you start using a cross-cut sled you will very rarely use your miter gauge. The cross-cut sled is:
safer to use
easier to use
more accurate to use
Go out to Youtube and find a simple cross-cut sled to make.
Later if you want you can make a very fancy cross-cut sled. I use a sled for cutting miters, exactly 90 degree cuts and just cutting. I almost never use my miter gauge.
For 90* cross cuts I agree with using a sled and Iíve even built one for 45* angles but itís impractical to build one for every angle and thatís where the miter gauge comes into play.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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