I want to cut a slot in piece of alder so I can join a slanted piece sticking out of it, but I don't want to go all the way through. Is it safe to do a plunge cut on a table saw with an angled blade?
Glad you got it figured out, your method should work just fine.Thanks everyone for your input! I ended up just routing the slot straight, and I'm planning on cutting the insert at an angle. Much more doable and straight forward. The piece is only about 13 inches long by 8 inches wide, and I don't have any feather boards, so getting it clamped in a way I was comfortable with was proving to be a little tricky. The insert is going in with perpendicular grain, so I don't think I'll be losing enough thickness for it to break on me.