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On-saw reference lines speed resetting


Recently, I had a project that involved making repetitive precise cuts at identical angles and dimensions. Interrupting the project for other cuts meant readjusting the saw and miter gauge to the previous, precise dimensions—a hassle, to say the least. To prevent future headaches, I marked the settings directly on the tablesaw with an ultrafine felt marker. When the project was finished, the marks cleaned up easily with denatured alcohol. —Bill Wells, Olympia, Wash.

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Tune-up tip for perfect planing


Your benchtop planer takes a beating in normal use. Give it routine maintenance like the tip below... read more