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An easy way to flush-trim edging ends

Ever wonder how to trim the ends of edging flush with plywood panels without nicking them? A super-simple guide lets you do it precisely and quickly. Here’s how. Place the long edge of a 6x12" piece of 34 " scrap (we used medium-density fiberboard) against your tablesaw rip fence, and position the fence so that the opposite edge of this guide is flush with the outside of the blade teeth. Then position and hold a panel tightly against the guide with the edging end overhanging the front. For safety, use a stand to support long panels. Start the saw, and advance the guide and panel to flush-cut the edging, as shown.

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