Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cutting Small Moldings

Cutting small moulding short is really dangerous. The blade will grab it just as it cuts through and can hurl the little bugger like the pointed piece of wood scrapnel it is. I've seen them stick into walls. I finally figured a way to minizize the risk. Use a sacrificial backer to support the moulding. Duh. Only had to draw blood before figuring there had to be a better way.

1 comment:

  1. We used to do this trick. But I found its even better to make a zero clearance jig. As you can see in the above photo that can be quite dangerous after making so many cuts like that. The backer strip gets weak and can still pinch in the blade. here is our quick jobsite zero clearance fence: