Cure for sawdust pileup
Sawdust accumulating near your saw fence causes inaccurate cuts.
Sawdust accumulating near your saw fence causes inaccurate cuts. From a scrap of 1⁄4 " birch plywood, cut several spacers 1" long and to a width 1⁄16 " less than the thickness of the front table. Attach them to the back edge of the front table with flathead wood screws, aligning the spacer bottoms with the bottom edge of the table. This leaves the spacers 1⁄16 " below the table surface. Space these 12" apart. Make sure the screwheads are flush with the face of the spacers. Install the fence and back table. Readjust the rip scales on the saw to compensate for the extra 1⁄4 " space between the fence and table. Sawdust falls through the gaps.
—Bill Pearce, Jacksonville, Fla.