Table Saw

  • How to Calibrate a Table Saw Fence

    How to Calibrate a Table Saw Fence

    Bruce Kieffer is a professional furniture maker who always wants his tools to be as accurate as possible. In this clip, he demonstrates his woodworking technique for calibrating his table saw fence so you can make dead-on cuts every time. A WoodWorker Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Double Taper Using a Taper Jig

    Double Taper Using a Taper Jig

    Side panels on stools look great with a taper in the front and back, but cutting both tapers so they are the same profile can be frustrating. George Vondriska shows you how to build a taper jig for cutting a double taper on the table saw. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

  • Cutting Laminate on a Table Saw

    Cutting Laminate on a Table Saw

    Master woodworker George Vondriska demonstrates the best way to safely cut perfectly straight plastic laminate with your table saw. You’ll learn that all you need are a couple of scraps to make a handy foolproof woodworking jig.

  • Table Saw Resawing

    Workaround: Table Saw Resawing

    I rarely resaw, and when I do, it’s usually to maximize the yield of the wood I have rather than to make veneer or book-matched boards. Changing my bandsaw blade just to make a few resaw cuts takes way too much time. The solution is simple — I use my table saw. The table saw…

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  • Miter Gauge Tips

    Miter Gauge Used as a Square

    I have a tendency to misplace my squares, which often results in me reaching for a scrap of wood for an approximate angle. I’ve found what works far better though, is to take my miter gauge, and flip it upside down with the face of the gauge along the edge of the board. The bar…

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  • Ripping thin strips of wood

    3 Ways to Rip Thin Strips

    Ripping thin strips of wood on a table saw can be a hair-raising activity, and doing so without a sound approach can lead to, well, really bad things. The goal in setting up for ripping strips is to ensure safe operations while maintaining efficiency. The challenge is that there is dangerously little space between the…

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  • Table saw Fence Setup Jig

    Table Saw Fence Setup Jig Tip

    Many times I need to rip some pieces, and may need to rip the same size pieces later, after moving the fence. I came up with the setup in the picture. Just slide the setup jig against the fence, and tighten the knob enough to lock the sliding arm to the piece in the miter…

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  • Table Saw Fence Setting

    Super Accurate Table Saw Fence Setting

    Sometimes cumulative error can be your worst enemy, and other times it can be your best friend. You’ll love it when you use it to set your table saw fence! When you’re done you’ll have set your fence five times more accurately than any other way I know. Here’s what you do: Set your saw…

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