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07BronzeFuz
09-04-2009, 11:39 AM
Guys, I am having a hard time getting straight cuts on long runs. ANy suggestions? I am using a 10' skilsaw. Its older black and decker. I have a roybi 10" table saw but really dont have any way of making the wood straight. Just looking for some hints from all you professional builders.

csu87
09-04-2009, 11:41 AM
i use a skill saw and then if theres any non-straight parts i either use a palm sander or a hand planer

GetLikeMe
09-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Make sure your fence is aligned correctly to the table saw I had a similiar problem and my fence was mis-aligned just had to align it just a few screws on my ridgid.

bhsdriller
09-04-2009, 11:44 AM
do you have a fence on your table saw?

07BronzeFuz
09-04-2009, 11:58 AM
i have something dont know if its a fence but it slides on one side and I can lock it down. But how am I suppose to put the huge piece on the table.? I try using all 4 side because normally they are pretty true.

davidt487
09-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Use a guide
Clamp down a 1x4 as a guide

bhsdriller
09-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Yeah if your table saw doesn't have a big table it's pretty hard to cut a full sheet of mdf on it. I'll usually use a circular saw to cut the full sheet down than use the table saw

07BronzeFuz
09-04-2009, 01:12 PM
can you recommend a good circular saw? Dewalt Makita? What size do I need a 10"?

csu87
09-04-2009, 04:11 PM
i use a craftsman 10" and it works great. had it for quite awhile now

Canaan
09-04-2009, 04:17 PM
Buy 2 of these:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=221779-52800-XC5-2&lpage=none

And build one of these:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/tools/4283497.html
or
http://wayneofthewoods.com/circular-saw-cutting-guide.html

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07BronzeFuz
09-05-2009, 08:58 PM
^^^^ thanks I apppreciate it. I have to do a better job. I noticed today I could feel air moving out of some edges on the box. I was sparring on the glue. I guess it does not matter that much because its ported.

86civicSI
09-05-2009, 09:08 PM
ported or not you still don't want leaks that's what silicone is for