Questions tagged [table-saw]

About uses and techniques, features to look for etc.

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What is the height of the dewalt dw745 table saw on compact stand?

I am thinking about purchasing the dewalt dw745 (type 20) table saw with the compact stand included. When on the stand, what is the table top height? I haven’t found much info online with regards to ...
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Table saw, possible replacement queries

My father is a casual woodworker, and rarely deals with something as precise as fine joinery, and has been using his father's old table saw for his whole life. I believe it is a 1960s craftsmen with a ...
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Why are portable table saws bad for “fine woodwoorking”?

I've read over and over that portable table saw or certain table saws are not good for fine woodworking. I'm thinking about starting to build my own cabinets, shelves and tables. So I've been ...
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Turning blade 45 degrees - Steton saw

I have a machinery model Steton SC00NC and it has suffered a damage at the mechanism that turns the blade at 45 degrees. I'm sorry I don't know the exact name of the parts (the mechanism is as in the ...
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Table saw cross cut on panel

I'm a beginner who wants to be safe here! I need to cut multiple boards (let's say 10" x 16") with a table saw. My first cut was going to make a 16" rip cut on my 4 foot plywood and then cross cut ...
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Biesemeyer style fence moves when locking it down

My Grizzly table saw has a Biesemeyer style fence, When I set up and measure for a cut, as soon as I start tightening up the lock lever the fence moves to the right. If I leave the lock in this ...
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Why a 5hp 14" table saw?

Is a DIYer who works on smaller projects, such as cabinets, desks, lamps, etc., would I have any benefit from owning a 5hp 14" Powermatic saw? More specifically, it is pretty clear that a saw like ...
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Sawstop CNS vibrating / slipping when slowing down

I have a relatively new Sawstop CNS and when it is shut off it vibrates and makes a loud noise. I have tried to capture it in this video i took. Does anyone know if it is normal? https://youtu.be/...
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Cutting rabbets with a table saw against the fence

I'm very new to woodworking (I've only just started out in an online course), and I've been trying my best to educate myself on safe practices. Recently, I've been thinking about how rabbets are cut ...
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Is an in-feed extension for a table saw useful?

I'm designing a table saw extension for my DeWalt DW745. I've searched for plans and most of them add an out-feed extension to the table saw. I'd like to cut some dadoes and rabbets in wide boards (>...
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Table saw setup - calibration?

I am planning on a few different projects around the house for the new year, including some bookcases for the bedroom, a couple of shelf units, a new aquarium stand, and possibly built in closet ...
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Easy drawer joints for plywood

I'm trying to build square shelving out of 15mm (5/8") plywood without using screws, so no pocket holes either. I'm trying to drop screws, I feel like it's much easier to do repetitive work with a ...
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Minimum table saw precision for project work?

I am interested in building some projects around the house, such as martial arts display racks and single-belt display cases. Some examples of these can be seen at this site and this one, along with ...
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Table Saw without ability to lower blade

I recently received a secondhand saw, a black and decker 9442, and from what I can tell there is no way to adjust the blade height. All I see is a tilt lever to make angle adjustments. Am I missing ...
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Crosscutting a tabletop after glue up on a table saw

I'm planning to build a 72x30x2" table top and only own a table saw. After reading some guides, it looks like most people will cross cut the edges to the final dimensions with a track or circular saw. ...
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Table saw blade wobbles, don't think it's the arbor

So I'm never really had great cuts with this saw but never looked into why. Recently I tried to cut some 8/4 and it didn't want to move through the blade so I cleaned the blade, waxed the table and it ...
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Info on 1980's Black and Decker contractor saw with rack & pinion fence?

I was wondering if anyone has ever owned/ heard of a Black and Decker Contractor Table Saw with a rack and pinion fence, released sometimes in the 80's. My dad told me about these saws but I would ...
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How to cross cut long board on a table saw

Years ago I used a Bosch table saw for just about everything you could. I just jumped back into woodworking. I bought the mist expensive saw I could find at my Home Depot, a $579 Heavy Duty Skilsaw ...
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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 ...