A tables saw is the heart of many wood workshops because it is effortless to operate, allowing you to do almost anything from ripping wood boards to creating cross-cutting, mitre, or bevel cuts.
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What is your Table Saw good for?
If you are up to your neck in many large wood projects, buying your table saw is crucial because it is not only a long-term solution but also provides highly accurate cuts. However, the saw is still a dangerous tool, so if you have a decision to buy it, read this post to know how to use it in a safe way.
A step-by-step guide on how to use your Table Saw
Step 1: Safety Warnings
First of all, the table saw is a dangerous tool, so you must remember to wear protective gears and, always focus on what you are doing. Don’t let this tool catch you off guard.
Step 2: The Height of Blade
We have two methods for setting the correct height.
The first one is the most common and safe way. You need to set about 1.8 inches, which is the standard height for the blade to be slightly apart from the top material. If it is a slip, you may have a deeper cut.
However, it is possible to tear out more at the bottom of the board, and it can increase the kickback rate at the time the tooth meets the wood in the vertical direction instead of the horizon angle.
The second is that you will set the height higher than the top material. Although this height causes a little bit of fraying and a little tear in the bottom area of the table, it is really dangerous and does much more damages.
Step 3: The Angled Cuts
Table saws can help you create two angled cuts.
The first thing you need to do is place the mitre gauge on the blade (in the plane). To do that, you need to set the critical angle on the gauge meter and start cutting..
The second one is to cut on the plane of the table with the inclination of the blade. You have to set the wheel so that you can customize the blade angle in the area of the device reference indicator, which is in the front area of the device and positions behind the height settlement wheel.
Step 4: Fence Adjustment
We use the fence to ensure the accuracy of the exact length of wood’s pieces. By using the lever, you can control the fence, and you need to lift that lever to adjust the cuts’ width. If you see the fence and blade not perpendicular to each other, lower the little part of gear.
Alternatively, If you have trouble with the fence is not perpendicular to the edge, you should apply the measurement from the fence to the blade. Do this in the front area and the rear area to make sure they are really suitable.
Step 5: Measuring tool
Firstly, you need to use a suitable tool to measure and mark on your board, but you cannot use both the mitre gauge and the fence simultaneously because it will cause the confusion and binding to happen.
Remember to use the measuring tool to set the cut length before marking up with your eyes. Then you turn on the saw and hold it firmly. You should maintain your cutting speed, and smoothly put the wood pieces through and past the blade. After that, turn off the machine.
To sum up
A Table Saw is absolutely a fantastic machine that professional woodworkers cannot live without. However, please do not forget the taboo when working with it. Remember not to put your hand in line with the blade, not to push the wood or other materials into the fence with heavy force, not to use the wall and the mitre gauge simultaneously, and so on.
After reading this post, I hope you can find many useful tips on how to use table saws correctly to maintain and possibly use them in a long time.