Radial Arm Saw Radial Arm Saw

Making a locker shelf with a radial arm saw is a very easy project and great for the beginning student. A locker shelf can help you organize your locker better and get more storage space. A radial arm saw can help you cut one set, or help you cut many locker shelves.

  • Step 1: You will have to measure your locker and figure out how long, wide, and deep the shelves must be. Each individual shelf should be about a foot tall, but don't forget to leave room for your backpack and jacket.
  • Step 2: Select wood that is about 1/2 of an inch thick and set the radial arm saw for your measurements. Make sure to compensate for the thickness of the wood.
  • Step 3: Cut the wood and nail the boards together with 1" nails.

Radial Arm Saw Safety

A radial arm saw will be helpful if you are making many units, but it is very important to follow all of the safety procedures. Use goggles and glasses while using this piece of machinery in case there are bits of flying debris and keep your fingers away from the blade.

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