To raise a panel on the table saw without adjusting the angle of the blade, use the shop built jig shown at right. Refer to the illustration for suggested dimensions.
Screw the lip along the bottom edge of the angled fence; make sure you position the screws where they will not interfere with the blade. Prop the angled fence against the auxiliary fence at the same angle as the cutting line marked on a panel (page 95), using a sliding bevel to transfer the angle. Cut triangular supports to fit precisely between the two fences, then fix them in place with screws. Countersink the fasteners so the panel will slide smoothly along the angled fence.
To use the jig, position it on the saw table with the joint between the lip and the angled fence about Vb inch from the blade. Butt the table saw's rip fence against the jig's auxiliary fence and screw the two together. Turn on the saw and crank up the blade slowly to cut a kerf through the lip. Next, seat the panel in the jig and adjust the height of the blade until a single tooth protrudes beyond the front of the panel. Make a test cut in a scrap board the same thickness as the panel and then check its fit in the groove; adjust the position of the fence or blade, if necessary. Then cut the panel, beveling the ends (right, bottom) before sawing the sides.
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