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Why don't we use cross cut discs for all cuts? [duplicate]

Most circular saws, at least low and mid ends, come with low/medium quality rip cut discs. They work decent when doing rip cuts but show their limits when doing cross cuts. A lot of tear out on some ...
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What are some good ways to cut 1/8" strips of hardwood?

Considering quality of cut and safety, I'm looking for suggestions on good tools/methods for cutting 1/8" knife blanks. The other dimensions would be 6-8" and 1.5-2.5". I make straight razor scales ...
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What is the cheapest way to create a right triangle out of a square dowel rod or similar?

I'm working on adding internal lighting to my pantry, and have discovered that the LED strips really only work when held at a 45 degree angle to the bottom of a shelf. I'd like to get a dowel rod and ...
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Ripping vs Resawing - is there a reason for the difference?

While I understand the technical difference between ripping a board in two vs resawing a board into thinner boards, is there a technical reason for the distinction? Granted, thinner pieces of wood ...
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Use a miter gauge or a rip fence for cutting square stock on a table saw?

I have the following understanding for table saws: A cross cut is against the grain, and should use a miter gauge (w/ the rip fence removed). A rip cut is with the grain, and should use a rip fence. ...
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How can I cut a partial groove in the center of a piece of wood without going through the ends?

Background I got a new table saw and I'm about to start on a couple of project that require me to make grooves. I found a good tutorial to cut grooves for drawers and cabinets. Problem Now I want ...
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Can it be predicted when a board will bind?

I was recently ripping about an inch off of a 6/4 thick, 5" wide board, and had the kerf close up on the riving knife. Thankfully the knife saved me from kickback, but I'd still like to avoid this ...
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Direction of grain when making stiles and rails for a door

Some years ago I saw an article about how to rip wood and put the pieces together again so the twisting was reduced (part A twisted opposite part B so the result still was straight). I have since ...
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What is the difference between a rip-cut and a cross-cut?

In this answer talks about rip and crosscuts and that one saw is better for ripping than one that is more suited for crosscutting. What is the difference between the 2 cuts and why would a saw-blade ...