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How to Crosscut Stock to Equal Lengths

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Crosscutting stock to equal lengths involves setting the saw so that repetitive equal cuts may be made without further adjustment. This can be done in several ways, the simplest of which involves using a clearance block on the rip fence to locate the workpiece and prevent pinch between blade and fence.

Crosscutting of stock to equal lengths is used in the construction of a vast number of projects requiring several identical-length parts. The simplest example would be the shelves in a bookcase where all shelves must be the same length. In addition, the rails of tables and chairs, the legs and almost all of the parts of stools and benches, the side members, of all cabinets, and hundreds of other items benefit from the use of this technique.

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