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#1 posted 04-07-2018 09:04 PM


Hello all, I need to make a straight edge on some 12-14 ft. boards for moulding on a basement project. My jointer will work(obviously) but I wanted to use my shaper with a power feeder. I have the correct cutter to do this but I was wondering on the steps required to have a good result. Not finding a lot on line. Any thoughts?

- Pizzadave

Set up properly with the outfeed fence even with the bit, you can get a perfectly straight cut. The advantage of doing that versus using rollers on your jointer is that any sag from the rollers not being perfectly flush with the height of the bed won’t transfer to the face of the cut.

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