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Is it just me or does anyone that uses a miter lock bit have trouble making a cut on end grain. I do have a zero clearance fence installed. This morning I was trying to cut end grain in walnut that was .400" thick but only about 2.5" inches wide so the length of the cut is short. I am wondering about making the cuts on wider, not thicker, stock so that the cut is longer, maybe easier to control, then if the cut comes out alright, then rip the piece to the desired width. My set up is correct I'm pretty sure.

Just, as I said, is it just me?

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Jerry, using a wider board and ripping it to width is the best approach. I tried to use a pusher block and was successful but, it was scary trying to hold everything tight. So, now I use a double width + a saw kerf and then I have two pieces. A good thing when making drawer boxes.

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Jerry, using a wider board and ripping it to width is the best approach. I tried to use a pusher block and was successful but, it was scary trying to hold everything tight. So, now I use a double width + a saw kerf and then I have two pieces. A good thing when making drawer boxes.
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You are verifying my thinking, I might not be as stingy as you and allow more that the kerf of the blade for my trim to size, I'll let you know after I try it. Thanks.

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