Table Saws projects
How to Wax Your Table Saw Top
Apply a liberal coating of paste wax to all of the surfaces including the table, miter gauge slots, fence and the fence guide strip. Polish the…
Never Use Just the Table Saw Fence to Crosscut Boards!
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How to Use Paste Wax to Lubricate a Table Saw
Using paste wax is the best way to lubricate the top of your table saw, which will help wood pieces slide across more smoothly when making cuts.…
How to Crosscut Boards on a Table Saw
Attach a straight board to the miter gauge by running screws in from the back of the miter gauge into the board.
How to Cut Thin Material on a Table Saw
Thin material like plastic laminate, Plexiglass or veneer will slip under the fence, so you have to build a special jig to do it.
You can mark a line on the infeed side of your table saw’s carbide blade and use it as a guide to line up perfect crosscuts. With the saw…
No-Slide Miter Fence
Reader Ed Dies has a smart idea: Press strips of stair tread safety tape on your table saw’s miter gauge fence. The tape’s rough surface keeps…
How to Cut Panels on a Table Saw
Buy a second miter gauge to go with your existing one for about $25. Loosen the handles on both gauges and screw a straight board to both. Then…
How to Cut Narrow Strips on a Table Saw
Build a push block jig with an ear that is a bit wider than the strips you wish to cut. Adjust the fence and cut the ear the same width as the…
How to Set a Table Saw Ripping Scale
Grab a board of a known width, such as a 1×6, which is exactly 5-1/2 in. Adjust the fence so the board barely kisses a tooth when the fence…