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Hi, after so many fail attempts at trying to bevel cut a thing piece of wood I've realized something, I need to have some kind of better push/pressure system to make it work.

Even when the cut is ok, the edge is not.. perfect, it's full of blade marks, which means that I couldn't maintain a full and constant pressure all the time of the piece of wood against the fence (correct if I'm wrong).

So, I watched some videos of the micro jig gripper and it seems.. amazing.

But, there is one problem, the product is impossible to get where I live. Not even if I want to buy it, plus the shipping, plus the customs tax I will be able to acquire one.

That leaves me with one alternative, to make one.

I was googling for some time, but it seems like not many people tried to make one, I've only found one link that only contain some images.. well.

Do you guys have any info about how to build one?.

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A sled that holds the piece you are cutting is easier to build

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I see, would that be your approach to cut a bevel in a long piece of MDF for example?.
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There was a fellow about a year ago who posted pictures of one he had made. If you try a few search box keywords, you might find it. If you have any access to ready-made hardware such as angle iron the task might be easier and a bit more professional. You might consider making the custom features from composite materials like MDF that won't move too much over time.

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I see, would that be your approach to cut a bevel in a long piece of MDF for example?.
how long???
how wide???

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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these work to hold the material down and against the fence...


This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I see, would that be your approach to cut a bevel in a long piece of MDF for example?.
rip to near size and finish w/ a straight edge and router...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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But I need a 45 degree angle, do you mean that I should tilt the router?.

I also looked for long 45 degrees or "v" shape bits but I couldn't find a long enough one.
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But I need a 45 degree angle, do you mean that I should tilt the router?.

I also looked for long 45 degrees or "v" shape bits but I couldn't find a long enough one.
you mean this???


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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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