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Ed Weber
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What is a test cut?
Aug 4th, 2020 at 8:43am
 
I think these people must sit around and decide which woodworking task needs to be dramatically overcompensated and of course absurdly overpriced.
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Re: What is a test cut?
Reply #1 - Aug 4th, 2020 at 9:13am
 
So the one I made from scrap lumber that does the same thing is not good enough?? Found my plans in one of the woodworking mags years back.

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Re: What is a test cut?
Reply #2 - Aug 4th, 2020 at 10:52am
 
My advice is to buy some plywood and some screws just for jigs and fixtures. IMO you'll never regret it, buying a something like this on the other hand.

I also suggest that when using a template to rout dados, it's better to use a flush trim bit which almost eliminates tear out. With the cut piece clamped to you plywood guide, there is support so the fibers don't/can't lift up.

Using a guide bushing set up (with a 3/8" straight flute bit) introduces another place for alignment and does nothing to minimize chip-out.
This tool may adjust to the correct size but if you don't score the cut and/or use the proper bit, it can ruin your project.
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Re: What is a test cut?
Reply #3 - Aug 4th, 2020 at 8:15pm
 
2 pieces of wood, 4 C clamps, and router bit with bearing that is smaller then the dado. so much cheaper then woopickers that you still have money to buy wood for the project.
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Re: What is a test cut?
Reply #4 - Aug 5th, 2020 at 8:57am
 
I like innovation, I like new tools
My question is, How much does it cost these days to cut a straight line?

"Honey, I'm, going out to pick up some tools so I can build that book shelf we want. It'll be much cheaper if I make it myself"
If he shops at Woodpeckers, that bookshelf would be about $5000  Roll Eyes
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