Gang Cutting Edge Strips to Length

It’s not often that you’ll need this trick, but when you do, the time you’ll save will be tremendous. The idea hit me the other day while I stood in front of my miter saw chopping multiple lengths of shelf edging one after another. Oh the boredom! Let’s say you need to make a whole mess of equal length edge strips to apply to shelves or whatever, and you want to make them all exactly the same length, and so the ends are perfect without any tearout, then do this:


Gang Cutting Edge Strips to LengthRough cut a bunch of edge strips close to the length you need. I use my bandsaw for this.

Gang Cutting Edge Strips to LengthBundle the strips together with one end flush. Wrap masking tape around the bundle near the ends, and over where you will cut. Set the bundle against the piece you will edge, and mark the length at both ends.

Gang Cutting Edge Strips to LengthCut the ends on a miter saw.

Gang Cutting Edge Strips to LengthRemove the tape, and voila! All are exactly the same length, and all the cut ends are perfect.

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