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    Glad to hear it.

    As you have probably found out by now, smoothing the cut edges with some fine sandpaper on a block will make the slides much more pleasant to work with, as will rounding the leading corners. Then, a bit of paste wax and you're good to go.

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    Yes I eased the edges with fine sand paper and rounded the lead corners. Hadn't thought of the paste wax, any kind in particular?

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    Good going Roger, that's the way I would do it, I use an older 10" table saw with a nonferrous blade and clamp aluminum sheet down on the saw and raise the blade to make slots. I would however use the Powermatic 66 I have to do just what you did on your saw to make clean cuts with a zero clearance setup.

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    Rather than cut the material through it is often possible to snap it. Score both sides heavily with a utility knife, put the score over a sharp edge and press down on the free end. You may need to turn it over and repeat to get the cleanest snap.
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