Table Saw

  • 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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  • Shop Accident Statistics & Woodworking Safety

    Shop Accident Statistics and Woodworking Safety

    Every year, hospitals see injuries caused by woodworking tools in the emergency room. This includes professionals and hobbyists, students and homeowners. The types of injuries vary, as there are more ways to make mistakes in a woodshop than there are ways to plan ahead for them – precisely why they’re called accidents! In 2011, the…

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  • Jointing on a table saw

    Jointing on the Table Saw

    There are plenty of times when you need your boards to have a smooth, straight edge. No jointer? No sweat. With the help of a simple shop-made jig you can be jointing on the table saw. Even if you own a jointer, jointing on the tables saw is a handy technique to know about. If…

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  • Resaw on a Table Saw

    Resaw on a Table Saw

    We’ve already asked the question, “Should You Resaw on a Table Saw or Band Saw?” You decided this job should be done on the table saw. Now, we show you how to do this, and do it safely. Follow along as George Vondriska offers his tips for safe and successful cuts on the table saw,…

  • Should You Resaw on a Table Saw or Band Saw?

    Should You Resaw on a Table Saw or Bandsaw?

    Do you need to resaw a board? If so, you could resaw on a table saw or a bandsaw. There are positives and negatives to both processes. This video will give you what you need to know the next time you’re ready to resaw, and help you decide which tool is right for the job.

  • Miter Gauge Alignment Trick

    Miter Gauge Alignment Trick

    George Vondriska provides a super quick trick for aligning your miter gauge. Go through this simple technique with him and see how beneficial it is to flip your miter gauge upside down on the table saw. Use this simple trick today to align your miter gauge correctly and efficiently!

  • Calibrating the Table Saw Blade Height

    Calibrating the Table Saw Blade Height

    We all know how difficult it can be to adjust the height of your table saw blade to make precise dado and half lap cuts. You can ease the struggle by utilizing digital calipers and a calculator to determine exactly how much a quarter turn on your table saw will change the height of the…

  • How To Make a V-Block on the Table Saw

    How to Make a V-Block on the Table Saw

    A V-block is a must-have shop-made jig, especially for safely cutting round stock on the bandsaw. The easiest way to make one? Use a two-cut set up on the table saw and it’ll be V for victory.

  • How to Face Off and Turn End Grain - Woodworking Video

    How to Face Off and Turn End Grain

    George Vondriska teaches you how to complete a sheering cut with a bowl gauge in order to face off the rough end grain on a spindle. He demonstrates the proper technique, which involves making a small shoulder at the end of your spindle material and turning the gouge to start the sheer. You’ll end up…