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Hi there, this seems to be something easy to do.. but.. I probably don't have the tools to do it, or is not really that simple.

I have a 60.2 x 90 (cms) piece of MDF that I would like to make 60x90, the problem is, my saw's limit is something like 55, so I can't use it that way, and putting the fence so close to the blade.. maybe is not a good idea, you tell me.

(For reference, the imperial dimensions are 24"x35", and I want to cut 1/8 of an inch approximately)
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Hi there, this seems to be something easy to do.. but.. I probably don't have the tools to do it, or is not really that simple.

I have a 60.2 x 90 (cms) piece of MDF that I would like to make 60x90, the problem is, my saw's limit is something like 55, so I can't use it that way, and putting the fence so close to the blade.. maybe is not a good idea, you tell me.

(For reference, the imperial dimensions are 24"x35", and I want to cut 1/8 of an inch approximately)
i have cut 1/8" off lot's of times, just don't stand back of the fence , it will be comming back at you , so be carefull , just watch at the end of the cut also , can be done

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Use the router with a straight bit. Clamp a straight edge across the board as a fence. The router can easily trim off very thin sections with complete control.
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Use the router with a straight bit. Clamp a straight edge across the board as a fence. The router can easily trim off very thin sections with complete control.
Ditto !

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i have cut 1/8" off lot's of times, just don't stand back of the fence , it will be comming back at you , so be carefull , just watch at the end of the cut also , can be done
I find this to be a bit disturbing,could of at least suggested a sacrificial push stick
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I find this to be a bit disturbing,could of at least suggested a sacrificial push stick
I've also found it disturbing :P, I mean, "accepting" as normal behavior to get continuous kickbacks... mhhh... I don't like the idea.

The router tip, didn't think about it, I will use that of course!. Thanks.
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I've also found it disturbing :P, I mean, "accepting" as normal behavior to get continuous kickbacks... mhhh... I don't like the idea.

The router tip, didn't think about it, I will use that of course!. Thanks.
Glad you have a head on your shoulders , good luck with your project
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Use the router with a straight bit. Clamp a straight edge across the board as a fence. The router can easily trim off very thin sections with complete control.
X3 , that was my first thought and it's got me out of a bind more than once .

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I know I'm getting into this late, and because the only info offered is the item dimension, saw can't handle it. So I'm assuming it's a portable or contractor TS and you did not offer the info on whether you have a router or circular saw as backups to solve the problem.

1. If you have a hand plane you could mark off the .2 from the item edge then plane it.

2. If you have a router chuck in any straight bit, clamp the opposite end of the item to your table or bench, set the router on the edge of the item, rotate the bit till the cutting edge pulls the router away from the item. Without disturbing the router slide a reliable T, framing, combo or machinist square up to the router base and mark it. Determine the distance from the item edge to the mark then add the .2. Accurately mark the (X.2) distance at both corners then clamp a reliable straight edge to the correct side of the marks. Route the item edge.

3. The same procedure will work with a circular saw, just remember to set the circ blade all the way down to get the widest possible space between its cutting edges.

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