STEP 3: BASIC OPERATION 2 - SANDING TWO BOARDS TO IDENTICAL LENGTH
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When sanding multiple square-ended boards to identical length, start by setting your worktable at up to 1/2" away from the sanding disc. Use your miter gauge to support the side of your stock -- and your rip fence as a backstop to establish and control the lengths of your pieces.
Begin by loosening the quill lock handle on the front side of the headstock...
Start your machine and using a test board with a pencil line drawn on it to indicate the board length you want... use your quill feed lever to move the disc into your board until it reaches your line.
Rotate the quill lock dial to “0”... and lock this setting by tightening the quill feed stock on the back side of the headstock. This will limit the disc travel to this length.
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- Getting Ready
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