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The crosscut (cutting workpieces to LENGTH) is the most basic of all Table Sawing operations.
To view a brief (few-seconds long) video clip of each step being performed click on the video in each section.
Start by setting your Miter Gauge to the angle at which you wish to make your cut. A straight, across-the-grain cut is made at 90°. The Miter Gauge can also be set to cut angles other than 90° when necessary.
Put your Miter Gauge into the appropriate Worktable Miter Gauge Slot — position your workpiece against the front edge of your Miter Gauge — and grasp the Safety Grip to clamp the workpiece to the Miter Gauge Bar in preparation for making your cut
Turn on your Shopsmith, increase your speed to “R” (3500 RPM) and make your cut.
Adjust your speed to 1050 “D”) or below and turn off your Shopsmith (not required with PowerPro Smart Motor)
See How Simple That Was!
Now that you’ve made a crosscut with your table saw, CLICK HERE to move on to the second most common Table Sawing cut — the Rip Cut (cutting workpieces to WIDTH)