Versatility of a Panel Saw and Router Machine Combo

Duration: 11:58

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.

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3 Responses 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.

  2. Robert

    what brand is the panel saw that gorge is using, and for one, like he is using what is the cost?

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      SR5U/SR5 Panel saw & router combos are used in this video. For more information, visit Saw Router Combos | Safety Speed Manufacturing

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