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Multi Function Table Saw Jig: Flush Trim & Cut Small Pieces Safely

Here’s a multi purpose jig I use on my table saw to help support cutting small pieces and big panels safely. I also use it for flush trimming hardwood edge banding, box joints, and dovetails.

Specific Tools Used

Forrest Woodworker II Saw Blade ATB

18 thoughts on “Multi Function Table Saw Jig: Flush Trim & Cut Small Pieces Safely

  1. Thanks for great videos and helpful tips. I guess I can apply those guidelines on my work.

  2. William:

    I love the flush trimming idea, but am wondering how you’d trim a piece of ply with all 4 sides edge banded with solid wood. I would think you’d have the uneven problem you described when trimming box joints, as the vertical sides of the plywood are also edge banded??

    1. I normally edge band 2 sides first then trim and glue on the other two sides. You can also use a spacer for trimming all four sides.

  3. Love your videos

    Do you have a plan for the push stick you use?

  4. Do you have a template for the push stick you use?

  5. William,
    Thank you for these great videos. I found your site from a reference on the Wood Whisperer and as new woodworker have appreciated your carefully thought out instruction and demonstrations. One question on this box, is it a tight fit over your existing fence (side to side, front to back or inside middle ledge) or is it measured to be a loose fit in any or all directions.
    Do you use some kind of clamp on the outside, or cushion on the inside to hold it in place when in use or is that not a concern?

  6. William, I want to thank you for taking the time to share your wisdom and knowledge of woodworking . They way you teach and convey your expertise is a gift. The sentiment you have for your mom shows how wonderful a women she was. May we all leave a legacy like that. God bless you sir.

  7. So sorry to hear about your loss,praying for you,lost my Dad recently, it is hard,thanks for the videos

    1. Thanks. I appreciate that.

    2. Thank you for the video and for useful tips that are very worthy for us beginners! It will help me in my business of woodworking.

  8. Is it just my imagination or are you running your tablesaw at a lower speed than normal.

    1. Table saw is running at 3400 rpm I did not slow it down, maybe it’s the editing which I lower the volume when the table saw turns on.

    2. Do you use glue and screws to fasten the hardwood runners. I used some cherry that has vertical grain. When will there be a video about the 45 degree jig that goes with the cross cut sled. Thanks for the great videos. Terry

      1. Hi Terry,

        I don’t use glue as I find the screws are enough to hold the runners in place. Thanks.

  9. Wondered if you could post some construction details on the multi function table saw jig. I can see there’s rabbits on the ends,are there dados for the inner shelf?

  10. William I very recently discovered your website and instructional videos.
    First of all my deeply felt condolences for your loss of your mother.
    Regarding the auxiliary fence it looks like appx. 10″ high, but I am not sure. Secondly what is the purpose of the horizontal piece of wood on the inside of the box?
    Suggest you think of an array of templates for push stick devices. I am a pretty amateurish when it comes to woodworking, but I am trying to avoid reinventing the wheel and do it as safely as possible.
    Jesus E. Gonzalez

    1. It’s about that high. Could be as high as you need, say if you do a lot of panels. The horizontal piece is so you can use it as a storage area. – Push sticks, clamps, stop blocks, etc.

    2. Hi Jesus, I came across my comment and realize an error. I meant to say it’s 7 inches tall not “it’s about that high” which does not make sense. Sorry for the error.


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