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Considerations for using smaller diameter blades on table saw?

I use 7.25" and 8" blades on a 10" table saw all the time, with no problem. You will have less depth of cut, of course, and also a reduction of rim speed,which will slightly increase chances of ...
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How can I make precise corner or notch cuts on the edge of a board?

I presume it's obvious but I'll say it anyway, accurate layout and marking on the wood is an all-important first step. I have used my jigsaw or chisel for similar cuts on other projects. While I ...
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Considerations for using smaller diameter blades on table saw?

It's common to use 8" dado sets on 10" table saws. The main disadvantage of a smaller blade is simply that your maximum cut depth is reduced. There is also going to be a reduction in the speed at ...
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Is it safe to use just the chippers in a dado stack?

I have never tested it, but I would think that a chipper, with only two teeth, might be quite risky. In a standard blade the teeth are secured in their path by the blade disc which serves to guide ...
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What type of table saw blade is best for jointing?

Jointing on table saw is rip cutting, so often I have read advice to use good rip blade. Many recommendations today to use high quality glue-line blades so jointing step can be skipped. But this is ...
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How can I accurately cross-cut a board that is too wide for my table saw?

This is something that I would not want to cross cut on the table saw in this case. If you had a sliding panel saw, you could but not in this case. This is a perfect scenario for a track saw. As I ...
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Why a 5hp 14" table saw?

As a DIYer, there's no compelling reason for you to go out shopping for a 14" table saw. That said, if you're asking because there happens to be a 14" table saw available to you for an irresistible ...
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Is there anything a dual bevel mitre saw can do that a table saw can not?

can a table saw with a parallel fence, cross cut fence and mitre gauge do all of the jobs a dual bevel mitre saw can They're different tools that do different jobs. A table saw can cut the same range ...
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Recovering from a rusted table saw top -- and protecting it in future

Is there any good way to recover from this? Or should I give up and order a replacement top? I doubt you'd need to order a replacement top, no matter how bad the rust seems to you compared to the ...
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Bad technique vs inadequate equipment for beginner woodworker

Although I have not seen your tablesaw, I have used other portable contractor saws and they tend to have several problems. First the fence is not substantial and may have some give when the wood ...
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How do I rip a 1 x 6 equally with a 45 degree bevel?

Lots of good information in the other answers, but if your OCD is firing up, set the 45 degree blade to rip a smaller chunk closer to the fence (say, 2.5"), then run the offcut through the saw ...
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Wired my shop to 220v, can I buy table saws rated for 230-240v?

In general, the designation 220 VAC (volts alternating current) is a nominal value. The actual value is in a range, depending on your utility, your distance from the transformer that serves your house,...
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How to cross cut long board on a table saw

The comments on your post are correct, the table saw is not the best tool for this type of cut. You'd be better off with a miter saw (with material supports), circular saw with square, or hand saw. ...
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Table Saw without ability to lower blade

The missing part is going to be a handwheel that attaches to the shaft that's about one-third from the left side of the arc cut into the side of the machine. As it turns, the motor assembly and saw ...
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Arbor nut keeps working itself loose on my table saw. What am I doing wong?

I would say that there should be no good reasons for this to happen. All that should be required is that you tighten the nut correctly, and then as others have said, the spin direction of the spindle ...
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Is there a known solution to the arbor nut on my DeWalt jobsite saw coming loose?

As you've probably found during your own search, you're not the only one to report a problem with the arbor nut on this saw. Here are a couple examples that I found in just a minute or two: One user ...
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What tools could I use to cut a turned chair leg in half vertically?

This can be done safely on a table saw, although the workpiece must be held securely on a jig of some sort. With a slight mod one of the ripping sleds shown in this Answer could be used. In terms of ...
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Flattening the face of a board without using a jointer

Possibly the best method to flatten the face of a board using power tools not specifically designed for that job is with a router mounted in a planing sled/levelling sled. There are abundant versions ...
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Considerations for using smaller diameter blades on table saw?

If you are doing through cuts, your table saw's stock riving knife will not be close enough to the back side of the blade to prevent kickback. To address this, you can create a custom throat plate ...
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4'x8' length cut - circular saw, table saw, or panel saw?

Woodworking encompasses a lot of different project types to practitioners. By far and away, I believe the most important and versatile tool in any woodshop is a table saw. Cutting your panels in the ...
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4'x8' length cut - circular saw, table saw, or panel saw?

Home Depot, and probably most other suppliers, will cut plywood and other sheet goods to your specs - the first couple of cuts are usually free. There may be a small charge if you want several cuts. ...
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4'x8' length cut - circular saw, table saw, or panel saw?

None of the above - I have a small shop and run into the same issue, have you looked into a track saw? There is plans on-line to essentially make your own using your existing portable saw.
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What are the considerations for different guide materials in a sled jig?

In my opinion, the biggest advantage of cutting your own guides is that you fine-tune them to your table saw's miter tracks. The miter tracks have manufacturing tolerances, and are probably not ...
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Safety - Cutting multiple pieces at the same time

There are a couple main (safety) concerns with this: the pieces moving while cutting and the offcuts getting caught in the blade. Pieces moving while cutting This is not so much an issue with safety ...
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How to square a long board

Unless you already have a straight edge on your board, your fence will just replicate the errors of one edge to the other. What you need is a straight edge jig. It's fairly easy to build. Here's an ...
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Is it safe to use just the chippers in a dado stack?

Is it safe to use just the chippers in a dado stack? No. The chippers are designed to do just that — chip out the middle of a groove being cut on either side by both outside blades. Some dado stacks ...
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How to connect dust port from Dewalt table saw to Shop Vac?

You would use this type of adapter which you can obtain from any of the big box stores in the shop vac department. This adapter kit handles 2 1/2, 1 7/8, and 1/1/4 hoses. This link for adapter ...
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What should I look for when buying a table saw?

Many existing guides to purchasing first table saw. How to Buy Your First Table Saw and Get Started Using It Intro says "the primary considerations you should have are your budget and your needs&...
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How to make this setup to break down timber safer?

Taking a stab at "making it safer" If you built a sled that held the log while it's pushed through the blade with handles that assured no body parts approached the blade it would be safer. ...
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