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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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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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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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Table saw bogging down more than usual

I just installed a fresh 40 tooth blade (I don't remember the new blade brand name) into my table saw. I was cutting some hickory and it was burning so I figured it was time to sharpen/clean. But when ...
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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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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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Why a zero clearance insert?

I sometimes see woodworkers talking about a zero-clearance insert for their table- or band-saws. What is it? And why/when should I use one?
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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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What kind of wax will keep a crosscut sled sliding well?

I'm making a crosscut sled for my table saw, and I want it to slide freely. I've read various places that waxing the under side of the sled helps a lot. My question is, what kind of wax should I be ...
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How do I prevent dangerous kickback on a table saw?

When cutting a board on the table saw the workpiece can sometimes be flung away from the saw at great (and dangerous) speeds. What techniques or equipment can reduce the chances of kickback?
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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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Can I make a dado blade set out of multiple regular blades?

Lets say, for argument sake, that I have 2 or 3 10" blades for my table saw. That would give me just under 3/8 inches, when all mounted together, which I could use to make dadoes. With what I have ...
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Table saw top treatment

For years I've used Bostik TopCote (apparently now called GlideCote) to protect the cast iron top of my table saw. It has always worked very well: I have no rust on the top, and it provides a nice ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Riving knife options for table saws which came with splitters?

Many older table saws came equipped with a splitter, which is not as safe as a riving knife. I have one such saw, a Powermatic 64, but there are many others. What are some options for equipping a ...
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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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Is this table saw lathe jig safe?

I recently saw a video on how to build a jig for turning stock on a table saw. It seemed unsafe to me, as the motorized jig was advancing stock sideways into the rotating saw blade. This seems like 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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What's a good way to cut a board parallel to its face?

I have some thick boards that I'd like to make thinner. Generally I would thickness plane the board, but in this case I'd like to reduce the thickness of the board by about half (e.g. from 2" thick ...
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Is it safe to resaw on a table saw?

I have been under the impression that if you want to resaw lumber, the tool of choice is a bandsaw. I don't have a bandsaw, but I do have a contractor-style table saw. However, I have read elsewhere ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the recommended height of the blade on a table saw while operating?

I have been watching a lot of videos lately about table saws. In those videos I usually see cuts are being made with the blade just barely clearing the piece. For example: Image from HammerZone ...
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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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Is it better to let the tool run or stop in-between cuts?

When I started woodworking, I used to setup my tool, do a cut, stop my tool, re-position my piece (or take another one), start my tool, do another cut, stop, etc. Today, I find myself leaving the ...
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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 ...