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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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How to prevent short off-cuts from flying everywhere?

I am mitering some 21" boards for picture frames using a tablesaw. The first cut leaves a small off-cut to the right of the blade. Sometimes it goes flying, or even gets caught between the blade and ...
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Woodworking shops in Montreal,Canada [closed]

I arrived in Canada/Montreal about a week ago, and want to make/ create some wooden projects, therefore I went to some wood suppliers like HomeDepot, RenoDepot, etc. The average price of 8*4*3/4 ...
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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 against the fence with a table saw

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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