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Edge Sanding

To remove saw marks from the edge of a board after ripping it or to true it up so that it's exactly the same width from one end to the other, sand the edge.

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Figure 17-5 . Offsetting the rip fence for edge sanding.

Mount a sanding disc and adjust the worktable height. Position the worktable so it is no farther than 1/16" away from the disc. Mount the rip fence on the table, but don't lock it yet. Adjust the right-hand setscrew in the base to offset the fence (Figure 17-7). When properly adjusted, the rip fence should be 1/16"-l/8" closer to the disc at the front of the table than at the back.

Position the rip fence so that the edge of the stock just touches the downward side of the disc. Make fine adjustments with the quill feed.






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Figure 17-8. When edge sanding, feed the stock slowly form the back of the worktable to the front. Use a push stick and/or push blocks.

Turn on the machine, set the speed dial and let the machine come up to speed. Feed the stock slowly from the back of the work-table toward the front (Figure 17-8). Repeat this procedure as Model 510 118" MAX. Figure 17-7. Offsetting the rip fence for edge sanding. needed until the board is the proper uniform width and all saw marks have been removed from the edge.

Sanding an Inside Corner

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Figure 17-9. This is the first step when sanding to an inside corner. Make the pass to the point where the disc's rim just misses touching the corner.

Although a disc won't sand perfectly to the inside of a right angle cut, you can get close enough so only a slight touch-up by hand will be needed. Make the first pass by starting at one end of the work and moving from the edge of the disc toward its center. Hold the work flat on the table and pass it slowly across the disc (Figure 17-9).

Smooth the second edge by following the same procedure or, if the edge is short enough, by mov-ing the work directly forward against the disc (Figure 17-10). Work so the disc's rim will just miss touching the inside edges of the cut. If you force the work, the rim will mar it.

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Figure 17-10. The second pass can be across the disc or directly into it, depending on the length of the work. The corner will require a bit of hand finishing..

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