Cuttin With TS Blade Tilted To 45 degrees
This tread might be more suitable fot the safety catabory, and if so, well, the moderator will move it.
Here what I'm wondering. somethines a project for a small box will be such that I want to just miter the corners instead of cutting dovetails or box joints. So I crank the blade over to 45 degrees fine tune with a Wixley gauge. So far so good, but here is the rub, the parts are ofter to short to use the miter gauge. This has been where I have very carefully made the cuts by holding the piece being cut hard against the fence while making the cut.
While I'm getting away with it or have so far, it just can't be the safest way to make the cuts. I'm asking for suggestions about another way to make the cuts, and/or is this what everyone else does.
Maybe the way I'm doing this is not as dangerous as I'm thinking, but I know that I'm inviting a kick back and it scares me.