Hello, dear readers and DIY!
As you know, in the carpentry business, the manufacture of any part begins with marking.
Some of you have a circular saw with a parallel stop. In this article, John, the author of the YouTube channel “John Heisz – I Build It”, will tell you how you can embed a “planer gauge” into a sawing table.
Materials required for homemade work.
– Sheet plywood, self-tapping screws for wood.
Tools used by the author.
– Circular saw with a parallel stop
– Screwdriver, awl
– Belt sander.
The idea to create such a simple tooling for a circular machine came from the author as if by itself. The impetus for this was the emerging need to line the surface of the next workpiece with high precision. All the lines of the proposed marking had to be extremely even and clear.
Usually in such a situation the craftsmen resort to using a marking planer or a caliper. When working with these tools, there is a chance to ruin the markings by jumping off the edge or by jerking with your hand. Also, the base edge of the part itself may be rough, and the tool will cling to it.
But here the author's engineering mind went further. An extremely simple, excellent solution has come.
Around the saw blade in almost any circular saw there is a removable shield. It is designed to quickly change the blade and service the mechanism.
First of all, you need to raise the saw blade and press the side surface of the rip fence to the teeth.
Then, using a sharp awl, mark a line along the edge of the stop on the shield.
The flap itself is removed, and a mark is punctured on the resulting line with an awl.
Use a thin drill to make a through hole.
All that turned out to be necessary to solve the problem was a sharpened self-tapping screw for drywall. The latter is simply screwed into the flap, stitching through it.
The key point that determines the correct operation of the finished device is the degree of protrusion of the tip of the self-tapping screw relative to the surface in which it “sits”. The tip should protrude very slightly if you want to get thin, neat markup lines.
All that remains is to put the guard back in its place and completely lower the saw blade.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "How to embed a marking gauge in a circular saw table" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-05/1621037244_zrs-034.jpg"/> By adjusting the position of the rip fence, you can mark the workpieces by simply moving them along it. The tip of the self-tapping screw will draw lines on the underside of the parts.
There is practically no risk of making a curved line.
Thus, you can line up the marking scales, apply coordinate grids, draw dovetail spikes, and do many other useful markings quickly and accurately.
The most important thing is not to forget to unscrew the self-tapping screw after finishing the marking. Your best bet is to make another replacement visor and install it as needed.
Thanks to John for an easy way of embedding a “planer” in the table of a circular saw.
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Hello, dear readers and DIY!