Horizontal Boring & Doweling In Woodworking (continued)
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Boring End Grain
When boring end grain, use the miter gauge to align the workpiece with the bit. Adjust the safety grip to the thickness of the stock. Note: When boring end grain, adjust the speed one to two letters slower than you normally would. End grain is much tougher than edge grain.
If the workpiece is less than 30" long (Model 500) or 55" long (Model 510), mount the rip fence on either the table or the extension table and use it as a backstop. If the piece is longer than 30" or 55"and you have to work without a backstop, clamp the workpiece to the table.
Adjust the table height and depth control as desired, make a four-point check. The power plant, carriage, table height and table tilt locks must be secure. As you feed the bit, don't be alarmed if it takes more pressure than usual to bore the hole.