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  1. 7.62x54r
    June 13, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    You can’t trust the factory edge of plywood to be straight or the corners to be square. It varies from one type to another but in my experience most types can have curved edges and out of square corners on at least some of the pieces. I recommend verifying the straightness/squareness with tools that are known to be straight/square before using it for any project where accuracy is critical.

    In my own work I make it a habit to straighten one edge with a track saw and then square it with a panel saw and work off those sides/corners for the rest of the sheet.

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    • Jason
      April 29, 2016 @ 11:26 pm

      Plywood edges are usually pretty straight because the perpendicular grains of the ply basically removes horizontal stretching of the wood so it won’t warp and therefore will retain the straight edge cut by the factory.

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  2. David and April Vinson
    June 18, 2014 @ 9:02 pm

    the link to the toggle clamp is for a horizontal one. this won’t work as it interferes with the fence. make sure you get the vertical ones (which are actually shown in the video).

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    • Josh
      February 5, 2016 @ 7:38 am

      Thanks for suggesting this tip. I almost was stuck with horizontals because I didn’t know the difference. These are available for close to the same price at HF.

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    • Glynis Diane Giddings
      October 30, 2016 @ 5:29 am

      Thank you. i’ll probably find a use for the horizontal ones I ordered, but now I ordered a couple of vertical ones too. Glad you alerted me before i tried to figure out what I needed when I couldn’t get the horizontal ones to work! 🙂

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  3. chukker
    January 4, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

    I just made my own following your instructions. (Found the vertical toggle clamps at Harbor Freight.)
    Thank you!

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  4. Tom
    August 16, 2017 @ 11:53 am

    Great Jig! Thanks for taking the time to show us newbie’s how
    To build one.

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  5. Mike
    September 14, 2017 @ 4:22 am

    Mike
    Not sure if my message went through. My question is how long is the edge joiner. Or does it matter.

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  6. WoodDonkey
    November 21, 2017 @ 9:41 am

    Just built mine, it’s literally drying as we speak. I’ve tried jointing on the router table but can never get it right and end up chomping all the wood away!
    A few questions about length. I made mine just a bit shorter than the regular fence. I’m likely to want to hold work pieces that are a deal longer than my fence so I figured go for the most stable I could handle.

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  7. Darcytanner
    March 19, 2018 @ 8:23 am

    What if my table planks are 72″ long? How long does my jig have to be???? Help

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