Saws (Table Saw)

The table saw is the cornerstone of the shop. It rips, crosscuts, miters, bevels, and dados - the list goes on and on.

Your table saw should be large enough to handle the stock you plan to cut, and support rails for longer pieces of wood.

Remember to always wear eye protection when using the saw. And if you are doing something that doesn't feel safe.
it probably isn't


When switching blades on the saw make sure the blade is balanced. If the blade is just slightly off it will make table saws vibrate or skitter across the floor.

Watch your fingers. - Never operate the saw on the floor. Stands are not that expensive. Use push blocks and feather boards when ripping wood. Make a crosscut sled for crosscuts, it saves a lot of time and is very accurate. Having a sacrificial fence will make getting the exact cut with stacked dado blades easier.

Cleanup and Maintenance

If you do not have a vacuum system in your shop go buy yourself a dust bag for the saw. These bags fit underneath the saw and catch most of the dust that comes from the saw.

Use some dry lubricants on your table saw and blades, it will reduce friction and lower the temperature of the blade. That should keep the wood from getting burnt.