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Versatility of a Panel Saw and Router Machine Combo

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Most people think you can only use a panel saw to crosscut sheet stock. Today in the workshop, though, George Vondriska demonstrates some of the handy woodworking techniques you can employ with a combination panel saw and router machine. You can crosscut and make repetitive cuts on large sheets of plywood like you would on a miter saw, and create perfect rabbets, through dadoes and stop dadoes like you would with a router.

SR5U/SR5 Panel saw & router combos provided by Safety Speed Manufacturing. For more information, visit

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One Response to “Versatility of a Panel Saw and Router Machine Combo”
  1. Bobbg

    I don’t know why these have fallen from favor but I used to use one all day long making subboxes, for a one person opration with sheets goods they are one of the safest tools in the shop IMO
    You’d have to do something pretty stupid to get hurt on one. I understand why the lumber yard puts key codes on them so customers can’t use them but I know why they put all the junk on a RAS.
    One improvement that could be made with a panel saw is add a dado blade saw and ability to use 3 cutter shaper/molding systems. Also tilt and angle cuts.
    You could make raised panel doors on them or moldings.


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