Woodshop Specialty Tools w/ Charlie
Track saws are a great tool for making long, accurate cuts when you need to bring the tool to the workpiece. This is especially useful on sheet goods and large panels.
Interested in a wood joinery option that is straightforward and repeatable? Joinery based on the Festool DF500 can, when properly set up, make quick and accurate joints in a wide variety of applications. In this hands-on class we will focus on creating four basic joints types: butt, miter, side (table top), and cabinet.
Setting up the DF500
Best practices for success
Use of the included alignment attachments
Four joint types and practice
Packing up the DF500
In addition to the Domino, this class will also cover use of our Makita track saw. Track saws are a powerful tool for making long, accurate cuts, especially on materials that are too unwieldy to cut on the table saw.
Topics we will cover on the track saw include:
- Setting up the track
- Using the proper support for the workpiece (e.g. foam board)
- Properly adjusting plunge depth
- Properly adjusting the grip of the saw on the track rails
- Making standard cuts (90 degree and bevel cuts)
- Making plunge cuts