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Table Saw “Magic” – Using Your Table Saw As A Joiner

Young Worker In JoineryDepending on how much rough cut lumber you purchase, you may not have the need for a joiner in your shop. Some never get it, while others use rough cut lumber frequently. There are many that will purchase their lumber rough cut, but they will get what is called “SL/E” or straight-line edge. This will give you one side that is true, so you won’t have to run the lumber on a joiner, but instead just use that edge against your table saw fence for a true cut.

But there are those occasions where you have a board that is bowed, or the board is one that you got from cheap or free lumber such as on pallets, that needs an edge that is true. So how do you make this one edge perfect so you can begin cutting it on the table saw?

Check out this great and simple video below. It will give you what you need in order to make this happen using only your table saw.

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