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Old 01-05-2016, 02:15 PM
kenk kenk is offline
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Default UEG Use with Plywood - Checking the Factory Edge

OK, I just got my Universal Edge Guide and I got to wondering if UEG users typically check the quality of the plywood factory edge before each use.

If you do check the edge ...
How do you do that? I've never been good at sighting down lumber.
What are you looking for? (straight for certain, but anything else?)


Are you in the habit of making a first clean straight rip cut using a guide rail ... and then they start using the UEG?

Ken K.
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:37 PM
Dik Harrison Dik Harrison is offline
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The biggest issue with plywood edges is not that they are not straight, but that are not always square to the perpendicular edge. As long as there are not glue globs along the edge, the UEG cut should be straight. You can then use the square or EZ-One to get a square end cut. I usually break up the sheet into manageable pieces and then use the EZ-One to obtain the final size.
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:20 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
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Ken - years ago I was told the long side of ply (the side you are most likey to ride the UEG on for a rip cut) is straight but there is more error in the crosscut on the sheet and it is not to be trusted.

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