5 Must Check Items on a New or Used Table Saw

5 Must Check Items on a New or Used Table Saw

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In this week’s woodworking skill builder we go through the 5 things you must check when you get a new or used saw. I really can’t wait to see what you create! Let me know what you’d like to see next. Thanks for watching! Please like, comment and subscribe. Cheers!
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  1. Jim Spring on June 7, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Just picked up a used StawStop, i’ll double check all those points. Very good and quick instructions

  2. ww scott on June 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Hullo young man. Good sound advice there but when you mentioned Rob Cosmon, I had taken his pointers quite some time back. I hope I am still your pal. LOL.

  3. Seth Galitzer on June 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Great tips here. Going to rewatch the other vid and spend some time with my old 12" Craftsman this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Joey Merrell on June 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    I have a jet 5hp cab saw. My biggest issue withbit is the teflon fence. It comes out of square and will have a bow in the fence. Drives me nuts every few weeks to have to reflatten it out.

  5. Derek Castillo on June 7, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Show us how you use the dial indicator

  6. Cody on June 7, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Love the video! What’s the plan for the old saw stop??? 👋🏻👋🏻

  7. Javier Flores on June 7, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Love your videos
    Brow… I saw this one vídeo on YouTube bout this guy talking bad stuff about jobsite tablesaws that they are no good ay all.. that only cabinet saws do the right job.. and got me sad cause I’m saving money yo buy me at list a dewalt jobsite tablesaw
    So… Tell me something about allá this.. thanks
    I like your vídeos..

  8. TheTranq on June 7, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Great tips. Almost spring which means it’s almost woodworking time again!

  9. Fred McIntyre on June 7, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for the info Jonathan! 😃👍🏻👊🏻

  10. Patrick Mickelson on June 7, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks for the tips, now do one on the miter saw

  11. The Dusty Shed on June 7, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Mmmmmm. Balvenie

  12. Aaron Alton on June 7, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    I’ve got some work to do!!! Thanks for the tips!

  13. Jonathan Femenella on June 7, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for making this video, very informative!

  14. Bevelish Creations on June 7, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    That Danny Devito cardboard always gets me 😂

  15. Mike B on June 7, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    This guy looks like Jimmy Kimmel

  16. Rodney Widger on June 7, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and videos. Do you know of a budget friendly fence that would fit an older Rockwell Table Saw,?? It has round tubing in the back and front . Needs a handle to raise and lower the blade. I appreciate any ideas.

  17. TheFalconJetDriver on June 7, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    I have a dial indicator and a Master Plate that is calibrated. I trammel both sides of the master plate.much more accurate than using the saw blade that can flex. 🤣🛫 hey but it is a good start.

  18. Steven Mauger on June 7, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I would also add making sure the zero clearance plate is level with the table. Especially before using it to set the angle of your blade. I thought mine was level, but after a while of inexplicable messed up cuts, I realized it was warped and was messing up any cut that was sliding more on the plate than the table. Obviously, a great video regardless. Thanks!

  19. Michael Humble on June 7, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Jonathan, I am buying a sawstop this next week…I have debated between the professional 3hp and the industrial 5hp. What would you recommend? I will be using some thicker/harder material, such as 8/4 hard maple, osage, white oak…you opinion is greatly appreciated.

  20. Olivier Dechelette on June 7, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Great video Jonathan, thanks a lot.

  21. Matthew Marlow on June 7, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Long time watcher First time commenter. Just wanted to say really enjoy the channel. Good info. Also been using the dovetail jig for a long time. Works great.

  22. Kyle Beavers on June 7, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    I did this with my new saw, but something is still off. With my fence set to 5" (or less) my cuts are accurate. Yet once I move my fence, say to 10", the cut is a heavy 32nd over.. The further out I go on my fence it seems to gradually grow. So at 20" my cut is 20 3/32. Any thoughts? (It’s a new shopfox hybrid saw w/stock fence). Thanks in advance!

  23. Terri Stroh on June 7, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    JKM 2020

  24. Daniel Mitchell on June 7, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I have an extremely important question…what watch are you wearing???

  25. Jonathan Katz-Moses on June 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    In Depth Table Saw Tune Up and Maintenance: https://youtu.be/yRaP0PjUUa8

  26. Robert Spina on June 7, 2022 at 9:09 pm


  27. Dan Ingram on June 7, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I’ve got my first proper table saw arriving tomorrow. All your table saw videos are super helpful. Thanks 👍🏻

  28. Rob Lester on June 7, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Wow, I literally just bought a used delta today. Perfect timing!

  29. Bob D on June 7, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    I don’t pursue agreement between the tilt scale and the blade tilt, because I don’t trust the scale and the stops. If I want a precise angle, I use a a mechanic’s square or a draftsman’s angle. Ditto the miter gauge. Of course, once set, the stops are good enough 99.99% of the time.

  30. steve nocita on June 7, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Great video Jonathan I have been adjusting the wrong set screws on my saw stop all this time Thank you so much.

  31. Tom Lagatol on June 7, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Good vid, thanks!

  32. M J on June 7, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I made a “set up blade” with no teeth to get in the way or hurt you. I took a wore out high quality blade, cut the teeth off on my vertical metal bandsaw, then chucked in the lathe, turned it round. Then checked it for flatness. Works great and never bites me.

  33. Rob Sinbob on June 7, 2022 at 9:17 pm


  34. Harry Davis on June 7, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks. Useful information. Much appreciated, friend.

  35. Steve C on June 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Nice Job Brother👍

  36. Michael on June 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    You also need to check that the insert is flush with the table

  37. Lewis Renovation & Repair on June 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Wow the weld on that saw stop fence is very crappy

  38. Brads Workbench on June 7, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Great video. This process is ABSOLUTELY crtical when buying a used saw

  39. DraysWorkshop on June 7, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Man this video is just in time. LIterally picking up an older Delta Unisaw this morning

  40. Chip Hunt on June 7, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Great tips thanks

  41. TheGalacticWest on June 7, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Danny Davito making a cameo.

  42. michael dunn on June 7, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Just another example of why your channel is one of the primo ones on the Tube JKM THanks a whole bunch for this very simple easy tutorial for a subject that will pay huge dividends on all future projects and best thing about it it does not take a huge $$$investment nor a huge time investment just perfectly suited for the DIY er

  43. Earl Conlon Spriggs on June 7, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I like the proud miter runner. Nice trick to make it easier to measure

  44. Don Gerry Angeles on June 7, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I like how the camera pans to the right while using the combination square.

  45. Mark Foreman on June 7, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Yes good idea. I bought a new table saw about 25 years ago from Grizzy and didn’t know about any of this. Well I could not cut anything square and was really pissed because I paid a lot of good earned money for this saw. So I didn’t use it for years since it is only a hobby for me. I then saw something like this and checked my saw and found the blade was out of line and not by thousands of an inch but by over 3/16" with no way to correct it. It was now out of warranty so I took the saw apart and took parts to a machine shop where they milled large slots in them and I could than move the blade to square everything up. New idea, don’t buy from Grizzy or check all measurements if you do. Cheap is not a good idea if you don’t know how to check alignment.

  46. Kenneth Nielsen on June 7, 2022 at 9:30 pm


  47. Mike B. on June 7, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Like your new marking knife. Could share where you pick it up? Thx. Appreciate your vids. Keep them coming

  48. Chris Morris on June 7, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Great video, and I also really liked your maintenance video too. Out of curiosity, since your from a construction back ground, Jonathan, is there any job site saws or portable saws you recommend please? Thanks so much and sorry for the random question.

  49. Derek Dean on June 7, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Potentially life saving. That’s good to know.

  50. Dan The Chippie on June 7, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Love to own that sawstop but unfortunately won’t supply to Europe