How to use a table saw

Table saws are equipped with safety features that ensure safe operation. Table saw guards are plastic shields that keep dust down and provide an extra barrier between the blade and you. Riving knife: Two blades on each side of the tablesaw blade. The teeth are oriented in the opposite direction, so if the piece is kicked back, the teeth will bite and stop them from shooting off the table saw.

A table saw can make a few cuts. A. Rip Cut – This is a cut made with the grain. i. Before you make any cuts, be sure the rip fence is aligned perfectly with the blade. Measure the distance between your rip fence and the tooth on the blade at one end. Next, turn the tooth to the opposite side of the table to measure again. If the number is the same, your rip fence will be perfectly aligned. ii. The crank can be used to adjust the height of your saw blade so that it is slightly higher than the thickness of the wood being cut. iii. To ensure a straight cut when making a rip cut make sure you are looking at the rip fence from the side, not the blade. b. Crosscut – Cuts made against the grain. i. Cross-cutting should not be done with the rip fence. Kickback can occur, and your hand could be dragged across blade by the way you hold it for cross-cuts. ii. To make a cross cut, insert the cross-cutting tool into the groove of the table saw. iii. Attach a scrap piece to the rip fencing to make multiple cross-cuts of the same length. Then, adjust the distance between the blade and the scrap to achieve the desired length. This allows you to use the rip fencing as a guide, without the board being against it.

Tom also mentioned the SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw, which is the larger tablesaw he uses in his workshop.

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