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How to make a bread slicer? Answered

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 trying  to cut home made bread for sandwiches, can not get even slices, ive seen bread slicers online  its a  guide   to cut the  bread in even  slices  dont want to  spend a  ton  of  money  on  one  or even  know where  i  would  buy  one  anyway

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chantellepolsonBest Answer (author)2010-03-02

 gusse what tried  my electric knife  and  it worked great! i  dont have   to build anything and i can  use my electric knife  more  then twice a  year when i  cook turkey!

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An ordinary slab-of-metal knife works just fine too, you know.

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jeff-o (author)2010-03-02

Maybe all you need is a really nice bread knife.  They are not all created equal.

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Burf (author)2010-03-02

I guess a band saw is out? 
So, I saw a couple of similarly designed bread slicers to the one in your image at the thrift store this weekend. I think they were asking a $1.50 each.

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Re-design (author)Burf2010-03-02

A band saw would work.  I was just thinking that the blade on my table saw is just the right size.  But sometimes you gotta use what you got.

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Burf (author)Re-design2010-03-02

Years ago, I bought a side of beef and cut it up on my band saw. It did a pretty good job, but afterwards,  it took me a full day to clean all the beef bits out of it.

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Re-design (author)2010-03-02

You can get the board and the plastic at Home Depot.  You'll need a way to cut the slots in the guides accurately though.  A table saw would be perfect for that.


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 thats would  require me   to own one , i own a drill and jig saw maybe  i can use just wood  though the pic  is  just an example

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You can cut the slots with a jig saw, but they'll be pretty narrow. I'd suggest clamping both of your side pieces together when you cut the slots, so they line up.

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Jayefuu (author)RavingMadStudios2010-03-02

Why bother with two sides? If the wood is thick enough (2cm?) then it will keep the knife straight...

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