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How to recreate this bevel with ledge profile?

I'm wanting to build a display case like the one pictured, however I'm not sure how the 'ledge' at the top of the bevel is done. I initially thought it would be router with chamfer bit and maybe table ...
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DOL Starter (LE1D12P7) Tripping at end of ramp on table saw [closed]

This question has been closed in the Electrical and Home Improvement sites as its seen as not relevant so maybe you guys can help! I have an old table saw with a Schneider Electric LE1D12P7 DOL ...
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Forming 2x6 tongue & groove decking (with chamfers)

I have an exposed ceiling with 2x6 Tongue & Groove, with a chamfer detail. The basic profile looks exactly like the T&G you'd buy at home centers and lumber yards. But my ceiling was made when ...
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How would you make these brackets from Fine Woorking's Modular Wall Unit plans?

I'm a beginner woodworker, but I'm intrigued by these plans for a Modular Wall Unit from Fine Woodworking. They're outside my skill range but could be a fun challenge. The plans are pretty detailed, ...
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Help diagnosing rattling sound table saw

My table saw (Elektra Beckum PKF255 ) makes a strange metallic sounding rattling noise and I can't seem to figure out where it is coming from. Here's the sound with the new freud blade: https://youtu....
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Concerns about rust in garage workshop [duplicate]

I am just getting into woodworking. My garage is the only place I can set up a workshop. The weather in my area ranges from cold winters to hot, humid summers. I'm concerned about rust developing on ...
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Using a dado stack to cut lap joints, but wood is vibrating a lot and hard to control

I am very new to woodworking and am taking a beginner woodworking class. I've made a few basic projects, and decided to try to make a George Nelson style bench. It seemed like something that would ...
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Saw Blade Arbor Hole Enlargement

I have a new SCM table saw with a 30mm arbor. I need to get a machinist to enlarge a 5/8 arbor hole on my good blades for use on this saw. Do they make it precisely 30mm or is there normally some ...
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Dimensions of DeWalt Table saw DWV9470 Hose

I have a Record Power Dust Extractor with a 4" inlet pipe. https://www.recordpower.co.uk/product/55l-1000w-medium-extractor-4-inlet#.Y3bGMS-l2L0 Looking to hook this up to a DWE7485 table saw ...
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Can you make rip cuts using the rip fence and sliding panel at the same time?

Consider the following sliding panel table saw: I usually clamp the piece to the sliding panel and then smugly push it into the cutting disc with one finger. However, when making rip cuts, it is ...
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Is there a known solution to the arbor nut on my DeWalt jobsite saw coming loose?

Found this site searching for "loose arbor nut." A couple of years ago several subscribers mentioned that the arbor nut on their DeWalt jobsite saw (DWE7491) repeatedly came loose. Unaware ...
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How to make this setup to break down timber safer?

My dad has decided to turn this: into this: using this setup: When I saw this, my eyes almost dropped out of their sockets. I am an amateur, but I know that: Your piece should be flat and stable. ...
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Table saw dust collection working too well?

I've done some dust collection upgrades to my contractors saw. Essentially this involved putting a large dust hood under the blade and motor assembly. I then used duct tape to seal off all the holes. ...
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Is there anything a dual bevel mitre saw can do that a table saw can not?

I am setting up a workshop in a small space. Unfortunately it is not really large enough for every tool and machine I would like. In the near future I intend to do a lot of work with sheet materials ...
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How to remove a table saw blade held in with a hex nut and Allen bolt?

The saw disc on my KDR 103 N tablesaw looks like this: As you can hopefully see, there is a big hexagonal nut. Inside there is an Allen bolt opening. Inside of this Allen bolt is something ...
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Old table saw stalls under load [Toro]

I got an old table saw, a Toro with 3/4 hp motor driving the spindle with a V-belt. It loses power and almost comes to a standstill when ripping 1/2" pine. I’ve bought a new belt, ensured it’s ...
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What should I look for when buying a table saw?

I'm thinking about getting my first table saw. I'm a hobbyist but I still want to get something good. I'm looking for a list of desirable features (safety, accuracy, usability, etc) as well as things ...
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How is this safety element going to prevent kickback on a sliding panel table saw?

I have a sliding panel table saw with the following safety element: The user's manual says that: this thingy is here to prevent kickback you can mount it either at the head or the back of the ...
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Procedure for ripping 4x8 sheet goods on a smaller European slider table saw?

I'm currently shopping for a table saw and am trying to decide between an American-style cabinet saw with a sliding miter table attachment (think like a Sawstop), and a European-style sliding table ...
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What type of table saw blade is best for jointing?

My budget and shop space aren't generous enough right now for a jointer, so I plan to do the best I can for edge jointing using my table saw. I know it isn't ideal, but it is what I've got to work ...
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Resawing boards on the table saw, tips?

Let's say your board is 33mm thick, and you want to have two 15mm boards instead (saw is 3mm thick). A friend told me that I have to use a bandsaw for this task but what if you only have a table saw? ...
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When should you use the rip fence instead of the sliding panel on a table saw?

Consider a minimalistic sliding panel saw in the picture. It seems to me that anything you can do with a rip fence you can do better and safer using the sliding panel. Crosscuts: you wouldn't use the ...
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Why are dado sides not parallel?

I'm trying to cut grooves, 5/8" deep and 1/2" wide (well, actually 15/32 because it's to fit plywood) in finished 2x4 stock (so, some kind of pine). I have a new set of stackable dado blades ...
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How can you identify a Craftsman table saw with no ID tag?

I have a 12” Craftsman table saw with a 220v direct drive motor, how can I get the model without the tag? Only information I have: it is a 113 series saw motor, model is KK48BR-120 240V 7.0 amps 3400 ...
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Wide or narrow side between blade and fence in rip cut on table saw

I've heard lots of rip cut guides say that you should have your workpiece between the blade and the fence and the offcut on the free side of the blade. The thing that bothers me about this advice is ...
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What are the holes on my table saw table for?

I recently scavenged a broken Ryobi cheap table saw from the curb (somehow the motor had been broken off at the arbor end!) Got a much better fence than the broken plastic one on my cheap import table ...
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How do I fix rust spots on my table saw table? [duplicate]

I got a table saw for Christmas because I have the best wife ever!! I immediately got it set up in the garage and made a few test cuts, then headed back inside to hibernate for the rest of the winter. ...
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Fitting rails to cast iron cabinet saw

I recently got a cabinet saw that has a cast iron bed, as most such saws do. I want to make a sled for it which requires fitting rails to the guide slots in the bed. One issue I see is that the guide ...
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How to connect dust port from Dewalt table saw to Shop Vac?

I recently bought a Dewalt Model #DWE7491RS table saw and it has a 2-1/2" dust port (2-1/4" inner diameter). I also have a small size Shop Vac that has a hose with a plastic nozzle at the ...
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Can a riving knife be slightly bent on purpose?

My riving knife is bent 2.5 mm from the plane of its base. That is, if I put it on a flat surface and pinch it at one end, the other end is flying 2.5 mm in the air instead of laying flat. The ...
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Tablesaw dados on long boards with kerfmaker

Hardware used: tablesaw with flat kerf blade, kerfmaker, tablesaw sled. Premise: I've made a kerfmaker and have been very pleased with it in making dados on short boards. However, I' m at a loss on ...
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Is it safe to use just the chippers in a dado stack?

I have a dado set that comes with a 1/16" and a 3/32" chipper. These will be perfect for the 5/32" dado I need to cut. Unfortunately, the outer blades are each 1/4", so there's no ...
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DIY table saw installation

I am resurfacing my workbench with 25mm hardwood ply. I am inverting an up/down router and tablesaw into it (between tracks). I want to use thinner insert plates (for the zero clearence saw and so ...
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What's the impact of blade RPM on a table saw?

I'm looking to buy a 10" table saw and I see that blade RPM is noted on many of the listings. So far, I'm seeing numbers from 3400 RPM to 5000 RPM. I'd imagine that a higher RPM will make a ...
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Notching and dimensioning a lot of 2x lumber to a specific size

I need to cut 32 of these: They're 2x8's, each a foot long, with a corner removed. I'm hoping to cut them safely and efficiently. I thought about running them across the table saw, maybe 3 or 4 at ...
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Using a 5/8 dado stack on a "30mm" arbor

Background I would like to buy a dado stack, but 30mm is hard to come buy due to laws forbidding selling them in Europe. Using them for personal use is ok, so I can order from abroad. Question I have ...
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table saw cuts rough on left side, clean on right

When cross-cutting softwood 2x4s, I find that the blade always cuts more cleanly on the right hand side of the blade than the left. I am not talking about tear-out here, the cut is rough through the ...
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What are the four holes in the top of my Craftsman 113 Series table saw?

I recently bought a used Craftsman 113 series 10” table saw. I don’t know how old it is. The model number is in one of the photos below. The saw has four threaded holes in the cast iron top that go ...
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Three 1cm x 2cm metal sheets in my table saw packaging [closed]

There are three 1cm x 2cm metal sheets in my DeWalt DW745 table saw packaging; Does anyone know what is that for?
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Table saw blade keeps jamming and slowing down

I have an old Sears tablesaw. It was my Grandfather's and it is well over 40 years old. Please excuse me for not being the sharpest tool in the shed, but about a year ago I accidently started the ...
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Putting new blade on 1940's table saw

I recently purchased a 1940's Craftsman table saw off Craigslist, I think it's a model 103.0213 (manual here). I've been stripping the rust off of it, revamping the electrical for the switch, all ...
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What are the sound frequencies (Hz) of common woodworking machines?

I am trying to improve the sound insulation in my garage shop, and I gather that Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings of different soundproofing solutions vary as function of Hz levels of sounds. I ...
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What does "Depth Control = No" on a table saw mean?

I'm looking to buy the Skilsaw SPT99-12 table saw but I noticed on the sale listing it says "Depth Control = No". Does this mean I can't adjust the blade up and down? Will the blade stay in place ...
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Arbor nut keeps working itself loose on my table saw. What am I doing wong?

I recently bought a new Dewalt DWE7491RS table saw (pictured below). And on two separate occasions the arbor nut has come loose on me. Once with a dado stack that threw blades across the room! (Very ...
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Can DIBOND be used to make a riving knife?

I want to make a riving knife for my table saw, as the one that came with it goes higher than the blade. I would like a riving knife that matches the height of the blade fitted in order to resaw 8cm ...
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Submerge entire table saw in Electrolysis

I just recently purchased an old, 1945 era, cast iron craftsman table saw off Craigslist for $25 with the intent to clean it up and restore it. You get what you pay for and it’s heavily rusted. I’ve ...
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Advice on my Delta Unifence?

My Unifence handle is not staying down/engaged. It’s somehow to do with the handle/cam lever and/or thrust washer and/or…? If I hold itin position/down the fence locks tight in place as it should...no ...
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10 inch blade instead of 12 in

I could use some insight, please. I have a Craftsman 220 table saw. Trying to find a 12in blade with a 5/8s hole is an arduous task. Can I use my 10 in blades with this saw?
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Help getting Delta fence accurate

I bought a Delta 36-725 on Craigslist after seeing a lot of really positive reviews on it, especially about its fence. However, I can't get my fence to lock down accurately at all. When the fenced isn'...
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Avoiding saw burn in hardwood crosscuts

Blade rookie here. I have a 1.5HP table saw with a 10" blade. The blades I have been using are fairly new higher tooth finishing blades, such as the Diablo 1060X. To avoid the friction burns when ...
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