How to Use a Table Saw: Ripping Boards Safely

Learn the right way to make rip cuts

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Table saw
  • Clamps

Make sure you have the blade guard and a push stick or push shoe. Use an outfeed table for long rips and large pieces.

You'll need 3/4-in plywood for fence extensions and custom push blocks and ripping strips.