Table Saw

  • Unsafe Cross-Cutting: Avoiding Dangerous Table Saw Kickback

    Table saw safety is a huge part of woodworking, and avoiding table saw kick back is a large part of table saw safety. You may find it tempting to try and use the rip fence on a table saw for cutting multiple pieces to the same size. There are scenarios in which this works, and…

  • Ideas for Removing a Rusty Table Saw Arbor Nut

    There can be real value in getting your tools used instead of new. However, used tools can have their “warts.” Every once in a while our readers, and the director of our woodworking videos, run into problems working with these older tools, and come to us with their questions. In this case, the table saw…

  • Resaw Shortcut Tip Using a Table Saw and Bandsaw

    Resawing is a great way to efficiently size your lumber to the desired thickness, and unlike planing to thickness which causes you to destroy the portion that you remove, with a resaw cut you can utilize both pieces. You can resaw narrow boards on a table saw, and wider boards on a bandsaw if yours…

  • Digital Angle Gauge

    Using a Digital Angle Gauge to Set Table Saw Miter Gauge Angles

    A table saw miter gauge is a handy “must have” accessory that can be used for a variety of applications. There are a variety of ways to set this up so that it is perfectly square, and George demonstrates a couple ways to do that here. Assuming that you have mastered the basics of how…

  • Table Saw Dado Cuts Create Lock Joints

    There are countless approaches to joining two boards together, and our job as woodworkers is to choose an appropriate joint for each application. A good joinery option to have in our arsenal is called a lock joint, which is commonly used on projects that include drawers. This joint essentially combines a table saw dado on…

  • How to Cut Acrylic

    How to Cut Acrylic with a Table Saw

    Learn how to cut acrylic sheets with a table saw, safely and effectively. Incorporating glass into a woodworking project can add an interesting design element, but it can be an expensive proposition to have glass cut to a custom size by a professional to match the specifications of your project. Acrylic offers a nice alternative…

  • How to Cut Dovetails with a Table Saw Dovetail Jig

    Cut Dovetail Sockets with a Shop-Made Table Saw Dovetail Jig

    Learn a new method of cutting dovetail sockets that utilizes a shop-made table saw jig. Everyone loves the look of dovetails, and they deliver unquestionable strength and durability as a woodworking joint. The approach described by George in this video is a simple, flexible means of producing high quality dovetails using a table saw dovetail…

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    Q&A With George: Beginners Woodworking

    ENJOY THIS FREE VIDEO ON BEGINNERS WOODWORKING TIPS! Every once in a while we get a visitor in the shop during a video shoot. This happened a few months ago when Greg Timmerman paid us a visit. He had some great questions about setting up his table saw, table saw blade selection, and routing dadoes…

  • How to Cut Grooves in Wood for a Perfect Fit

    Perfect Grooves for Plywood with a Table Saw

    Not a huge surprise, but 1/4″ plywood isn’t really 1/4″ thick. It’s typically undersized. If you use a dado head or router bit to make a groove to receive the plywood, it’ll probably be too big. Learn how to cut grooves in wood to receive plywood with a perfect fit. One saw blade, two passes,…

  • Table Saw Safety – Guards & Splitters

    Table Saw Safety: Guards and Splitters

    Table saw safety is critical for every woodworker. Bruce Kieffer’s table saw safety article explores options for aftermarket and shop-made table saw guards and splitters. Be safe and saw often!

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