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Can't get square cuts vertically on table saw

My husband has a delta 36-725 table saw. He can’t get square cuts as measured vertically from the table top surface, despite repeated realignment of the blade and fence with a dial indicator. He has ...
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Cutting sawdust relief in sled

I have a sled that I want to add a sawdust relief slot to: That’s an unsurprising side view. It’s about 24” wide. I want to cut a slot at the red thing. The shape doesn’t really matter as long as one ...
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How can I cut a custom height wooden door threshold? Table saw & planer

I have a piece of 2x8 redwood, and need to make a threshold for the following inswing door configuration: The door is exterior inswing with no overhang at all (Mediterranean style home). I have ...
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What is attached to this rip fence?

What is the silver thing attached to the rip fence on this table saw?
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Using a larger blade in a table saw (circular saw)

I am making my own table saw from a circular saw. While designing the lift cradle and box surround and my ex-circular saw which will be stripped down. So it will not have the guard. My saw while made ...
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What happened here? Wood tension?

. It was originally straight. After I ripped it (resawed?) on the table saw, the pieces are no longer straight. The thinner piece is drastically worse than the thicker one as well. Did I release ...
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For wood working purposes what is an acceptable error for blade vertical alignment for a table saw?

Here are the tools that I am using to align my blade to the miter slots: 1) Neoteck DTI Digtial Dial NTK012 indicates 0.01mm/0.0005" 2) Neoteck Digital Level NTK034 Box (Resolution: ±0.01 ...
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Is it appropriate for an 8 year-old to act as a 'helper,' ripping sheets on a table saw?

Serious question. I know of a child who at eight years old was instructed to help the operator of a table saw guide large (8 X 4 foot) plywood sheets through it. Neither operator nor child were ...
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Table saw sled runners with just glue (not screws)

I've made a few jigs for the table saw that needed runners. What I found was that my runners were just perfect before I attached them to the jig but after I screwed them on, the screw seems to widen ...
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Cross Cutting Large Boards (4x8) Stock?

I occasionally get 4x8 sheets of plywood for projects, and I've heard that I should never use the rip fence for cross cuts because the peice that is being cut can get trapped in between the sawblade ...
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Dust Control on a Table Saw Not Intended for It?

I have a Ryobi table saw (RTS21G), and it is a half decent table saw for the price in my opinion. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a dust control system nor port. The dust just comes out the bottom. Is ...
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Table Saw Bevel Maths?

I'm looking to make Triangular & Hexagonal shelves, but I'm getting confused by some of the maths involved for the bevels. To make a hexagon I need a 120 degree angle, but I need 2 pieces to make ...
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Stopping a table saw by turning off at the outlet

I have the much-maligned Makita MLT100 table saw. For all its faults, after a fair amount of fettling I've got it working fine. However I've taken to stopping the saw by turning off the switch at the ...
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How can I safely cut this thin stock with a small angle on a right tilting table saw?

I am replacing the meeting rail on some wood windows due to damage. I need to make a a roughly 36" strip that is this cross-section: How can I safely cut this on a right-tilting table? It's also ...
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Wired my shop to 220v, can I buy table saws rated for 230-240v?

I just recently built a new shop. I had it wired for 110V and 220V. I have been thinking of upgrading to a better table saw and noticed a few that say they are 230V or 240V, does that mean I need to ...
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How do I rip a 1 x 6 equally with a 45 degree bevel?

How do I divide a 1x6 equally to make two 45 degree edge French cleats?
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How do I prevent my table saw fence from deflecting?

One problem I tend to have in any shop that I work in, is when I'm cutting a full 4x8 sheet of plywood and I butt it up against the fence, it always budges; even just 1/32." I always end up using a ...
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Good resources on properly using a sliding table saw

​I haven't found any good resources on the different ways to take advantage of sliding table saws. For example, what kind of sleds to build (to work with and not against the slide), what is the ...
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Using a table saw in an apartment room

I've began woodworking as a hobby a few months ago and so far I've been using just a circular saw, and all the cuts were done in the balcony due to the insane amounts of sawdust that it produces. I'...
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How to square a long board

I have a 10in craftsman table saw with the fence. How would I square up the sides of a 1x6x4ft board? Would i need jig of some kind. Or would using circular with a straight edge be better. Mainly ...
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Safety - Cutting multiple pieces at the same time

I'm barely a novice carpenter, in fact all the wood work that I do is for my college's technical theater program, but I'm handy with saws, and other power tools. I've been told by many people I work ...
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Home made table saw + home made scoring blade

Can angle grinder be used as motor for scoring blade? What I have found so far the rotation speed should be pretty similar and regular scoring blade can be probably also fitted on the grinder.
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Table saw bogging down, bad

I just installed a fresh 40 tooth blade into my table saw. I was cutting some hickory and it was burning so I figured it was time to sharpen/clean. I don't remember the new blade name, would have to ...
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Table Saw Challenge: Making a Sled for a 2' Circle

Intro I only have a table saw, no band saw. I do have a jig saw, though. I have a 2' x 2' square of glued white oak that I wish to make into a circular table top. I've seen articles and posts about ...
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Cutting dressed pine to make it narrower

Is there any issue with cutting along the edge as shown in the image in order to change the dimensions to 110 x 19 x 2400? What will the edge look like? Different to if I cut the long edge (2400mm)? ...
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What are the considerations for different guide materials in a sled jig?

I'm slowly gathering accessories for my table saw. Most of the sled plans I've seen have wooden rails to slide in the table grooves. But I've also seen some metal rails and I wonder if they wouldn't ...
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What hardware should I use for this hinge?

This is a continuation of another post where I was asking about a solution to easily add an outfeed wing to a table saw stand I decided to go with the solution depicted below but I am having a hard ...
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Looking for a solution to install a quickly removable outfeed wing for my table saw

Below is what I am trying to achieve which is to add an outfeed wing that will sit on the table with one edge and with the other on the table saw (Dewalt 745) This is intended to be a wing that can be ...
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4'x8' length cut - circular saw, table saw, or panel saw?

I'm a complete amateur trying to turn an old 14 wide x 22 long single car garage into a wood shop. Nobody in my immediate family or friends does any serious woodworking, but I do have some family ...
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How can I accurately cross-cut a board that is too wide for my table saw?

I have some 0.75" x 14" wide boards that I'm trying cut to lengths in the 50-60" range. It's important that the cuts be precise, and true. However, 14" is too wide for any of my sleds or miter slides ...
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Considerations for using smaller diameter blades on table saw?

I need a 1/16" kerf for a project. All the 10" blades I can find that thin are into hundreds of dollars. Meanwhile, I see thin-kerf 7.25" Freud Diablo blades selling for under $15. These say they'...
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Convert a minimalist bench design into a desk

I saw this tutorial and I really want to build it for a workspace area at my job. The measurements of this bench were 16″ high x 40″ long x 13.5″ deep, but I'd like to make a table that's 29" high x ...
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Use a miter gauge or a rip fence for cutting square stock on a table saw?

I have the following understanding for table saws: A cross cut is against the grain, and should use a miter gauge (w/ the rip fence removed). A rip cut is with the grain, and should use a rip fence. ...
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What is the difference between a crosscut sled and a table saw boat?

I'm a beginner in wood working and want to ensure my safety and accuracy in my projects. What is the difference between a "crosscut sled" and a "table saw boat"?
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Flattening the face of a board without using a jointer

I've seen a lot of jigs to do edge jointing on a table saw or router, including this question. I haven't seen much for flattening one of the faces, though. If the board is narrow (less than ~3"), I ...
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Setting up a new table saw blade

I just got a new table saw blade (Freud 50 tooth combination, thin kerf) to use on my portable / contractor saw (blade was almost half the price of the saw!). Is there anything in particular I should ...
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Are any big shop tools manufactured in the USA? [closed]

Where a tool (or any product) is manufactured can be a bit broad, so hopefully this isn't off-topic, but are any of the big woodshop tools (table saw, jointer, band saw, etc) made in the US? Let's not ...
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Recovering from a rusted table saw top — and protecting it in future

ARGGH. A plumbing leak managed to drip directly on top of my brand-new table saw, in exactly the right place to ruin the user's manual -- but worse, it seriously rusted a square foot or so of the ...
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Bad technique vs inadequate equipment for beginner woodworker

This may be a bit too broad for this site, but I hope that it's specific enough to stay. If not, I'll close it. I started on a project this weekend, and some (most) cuts on the table saw did not go ...
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Unwanted change of depth of cut

I have a Jet 10" 708325 table saw. I set the depth of cut, but the blade lowers itself after a couple of cuts. I do not see anything in the manual addressing any adjustments.
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How can I make precise corner or notch cuts on the edge of a board?

I am planning my first cabinetry project, and having difficulty with some of the shapes in my design. I would like to have notches along the edge of some large boards. There are two types of notches: ...
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making a cover for pipes on the wall

I recently bought a house and I did most of the renovation work in the house. Most of the things are done, I still have some ugly pipes sticking out of the wall, I really don't like them. I want to ...
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What tools could I use to cut a turned chair leg in half vertically?

My uncle was recently trying to fix up a cabinet that used to belong to my grandfather for my mother. It used to be part of a modular set and you attached the same drawer set on each end. Since she ...
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Are there any best practices when using dado blades or stack?

I recently got an 8" dado set for my table saw, and was a little nervous about using it without the normal safety equipment I usually have in place (primarily a riving knife), especially since they've ...
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Does having more teeth on a saw blade help it last longer?

I do know that the more teeth there is on a saw blade means a more finished cut, but could that also mean a longer lasting blade since each one takes less off at a time?
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Sears Craftsman Table Saw Model Number

I purchased a Sears Craftsman Tablesaw from Craigslist, and I am looking for the proper model number for the unit in order to grab the proper replacement parts for it as necessary. On the sticker at ...
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Table saw safety devices

I'm new to using a table saw and recently bought an inexpensive Craftsman saw since I'm a DIYer and don't use a saw often. It came with 3 devices to install over the blade for safety - splitter, etc. ...
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How can I stop wobbling after installing a table saw blade

Every time I install my table saw blade it is a little wobbly, is there a proper way to install a blade? Should I have the table saw on it's side and put it on? What am I doing wrong. The saw is a ...
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Can I really use my table saw as a disc sander?

When looking through a tool catalog from the 1950s I noticed that Shopmaster sold a sanding disc for their table saw. I looked around online and found discs that fit my saw still available, e.g. here ...
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Cheap table saw fence techniques

For a set of bookshelfs I decided to slice up a 4*8 sheet of cabinet grade plywood. First I broke down what would form the sides I intended the shelves to be 6 inches deep for DVDs and 45 inches tall....