After this video you'll make better table saw RIP cuts

After this video you'll make better table saw RIP cuts

Part 2 of 5: A comprehensive table saw course for woodworkers

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  1. Lisa Lovely LPA on August 12, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Wow gray video !

  2. Mojo Neko on August 12, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    I was thinking totally backwards on the type of blade to use for rip cuts. I bought an 80 tooth carbide blade thinking I would get a smoother cut with all those teeth with the 3/4" Red Oak I’m using to build a pair of speaker cabinets. I was also only exposing about half the carbide cutter instead of all of it. Unfortunately I’m finished with all the rip cuts I need to do for this project so I’ll have to try them out on the next one.. : ) Thanks for the video! They are a big help for some one like me who is trying to take my carpentry skills to the next level.

  3. Roy on August 12, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Excellent video. Another tip for ripping cherry is to raise the blade even higher than shown to further reduce the number of teeth in the cut thus making the blade run cooler. Forrest claims that their blades will run 300 to 500 degrees cooler depending on how high you raise the blade.

    Sometimes I’m a little slow in grabbing the push block and the slight pause is enough to produce scorching in cherry. This is the one time where my left hand does double duty and pushes the stock while holding it against the fence as I reach for my push block. Having the push block close by like you show really makes a difference and using a feather board helps even more because you’re safe as long as you keep your left hand behind it.  


  4. Pyotr Beria on August 12, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    I am trying to get really straight rip cuts on my table saw to glue boards edge to edge. I am getting better results than before but was wondering how straight is straight enough? Can I ignore small gaps because they will disappear when I clamp the wood?

  5. jjalandoon on August 12, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Great vid. Thanks for the good inputs. Your long sleeves dangling gave me a bit of scare.

  6. SECURATYYY on August 12, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    This man cares about YOUR fingers. Like the video.

  7. Ed Reusser on August 12, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    At 7:03 (or so) a small piece of wood kicked back and hit you(very gently), showing that your body position may have been a bit off. I am not trying to be picky, kickback is something I am particularly afraid of. My grandfather lost 4 fingers on one hand when he was young on a table saw, so I am paranoid.

  8. Keith Sr. on August 12, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Hello, I know this is an older video but I recently subscribed. I really enjoy all the tips ! I’m curious if you can direct me to a rip blade more like a glue line blade . One that will cut and be ready for glue up. I have a Dewalt Contractor style table saw that works well. I need the blade for mostly ¾" pine . I make ALLOT of rips and want to use the best blade for ripping and gluing. Jointing every board is just way too time consuming. Thank you, Keith.

  9. Miranda Rutherford on August 12, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    BRILLIANT! All of it! My favorite video I have watched from your channel so far AND the most useful, helpful table saw video I have watched from anyone. I feel like I have watched a hundred by now, so that is saying a lot. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  10. Nate Darklighter on August 12, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    First time table saw owner. You might just have saved me some fingers… I didn’t know how unready I was to start cutting until I got about 2 minutes into your videos! 😆

  11. Elfrisky gaming on August 12, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    I love this channel. You make videos with concise, easy to understand instructions.

  12. Richard on August 12, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Excellent suggestion and tips, I use many of them and appreciate your videos! Question…. can you recommend a good after-market fence for an off-brand table saw. My table saw manufacturer is no longer in business, but I’d really like to improve the accuracy of my saw with a better fence. Hoping you might have a suggestion for something that’s in the "universal" category.

  13. Sean Ivey on August 12, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Seriously, why didn’t I find this sooner? Amazing job. You got my sub.

  14. Bill K. on August 13, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Thanks James. Are Ridge table saw blades still your go to in your shop. I’m asking because I just got a new SawStop jobsite pro table saw and want to use the best blades I can.

  15. TheEssexSpurs on August 13, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Just bought a table saw and I enjoy watching this man’s videos. He talks in a soft voice and its like being back at school with a teacher who knows what they are talking about/Greetings from Eastern England.

  16. Samuel Dawson on August 13, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Fantastic content — James knows his stuff and is rapid-fire smart providing valuable insight. Keep it coming James!

  17. lbchubs13 on August 13, 2022 at 12:05 am

    I just had an accident with my table saw this Sunday and lost a good chunk of my thumb. Thankfully I missed the bone and nerve but I wish I would have seen your videos beforehand although after watching numerous of your videos I feel confident in being more safe and getting back to it

  18. Tom Jeffries on August 13, 2022 at 12:05 am

    I’ve been using table saws for over 30 years and I picked up a good couple of tips. Now I’m going to go kick myself for not thinking of them before.

  19. Paul Harren on August 13, 2022 at 12:06 am

    @StumpyNubs I’m about to get a Delta contractor table saw. I plan to make a crosscut sled soon. Thinking of the narrow runners to be cut, would the fancy micro jig push block be good to get? Or just a basic set of push stick and block?

  20. chevyhighrider on August 13, 2022 at 12:06 am

    I wanted to quickly throw my brand new saw together and start making some rip cuts of some 2×4’s I’m using to pad some studs. After watching this and a few others I decided to put the saw away for the day and take more time to fully understand how to properly and safely use it.

    Not worth trying to rush into something since table saws seem a little more dangerous than some of my other tools.

  21. Retired Painter on August 13, 2022 at 12:08 am

    What a brilliant knowledgeable chap

  22. Larry Quinn on August 13, 2022 at 12:09 am

    I am enjoying your Table Saw Safety Series. I decided, I needed a review of Table Saw Safety while considering replaceing my Shop Smith with a new Table Saw like the Harvey Table Saw and not the Saw Stop. One person reviewing the Laguna said, there are other safety issues with Table saws beside losing a finger, which made me to start to thinking about what I have forgotten. I have picked up several Tips on juat two parts alone. Reversing the Feather Board for thinner cuts and tape over the insert plate.

  23. theskiviking on August 13, 2022 at 12:10 am

    You go where you look.
    Don’t stare at the blade the whole time!

  24. Michael Poyntz on August 13, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Question: are you not using a blade guard in Video 2 because you have a blade knife AND are using right hand block? If, I understand your earlier comments ALWAYS use blade guards is that IF you don’t have splitter. I have problem feeding wood stock thru past blade as the kick back guard piece attachment is low enough to block my hand block piece passing the wood being cut. Is there a simple solution, that is also safe? My first reaction was to remove the kick back piece, which allows wood cutting , but clearly dangerous?

  25. Michael Massetti on August 13, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Excellent video going back to square one safety video never hurts to refresh the basics.

  26. conrado rodriguez on August 13, 2022 at 12:13 am

    How many fingers this video saved?

  27. Tim Connell on August 13, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Thin strip hints wonderfu,l using the back of the feather board realy is so logical 🤔

  28. George R on August 13, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Great video, really helpful for me cuz I am new to tabe saws. Figured out that I did a lot of mistakes using the saw after I received it a few days ago.
    Thank you buddy

  29. E.T. Preppin on August 13, 2022 at 12:14 am

    I’m a tablesaw guru and still picked up a couple tips. Thanks

  30. SV Blueys on August 13, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Thanks James, great video. I’m looking to get my first table saw and have two questions:
    1. Does a guide mounted on the fence at the outfeed that holds the piece down against the table top provide any additional protection?
    2. If I have a saw that takes 300mm blades, is there any use case for using a smaller diameter blade, or just always use 300mm?

  31. Renaissance Man on August 13, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Sawstop vs Jet vs Pneumatic who makes best tablesaw for beginners?

  32. Travis Creswell on August 13, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Thank you for this series. You are really helping me with my (severe) Dunning Krueger syndrome and to be much safer.

  33. Marc-Antoine Couillard on August 13, 2022 at 12:20 am

    this video fits my skills. thank you for your explanation and tips

  34. Ron Piggott on August 13, 2022 at 12:21 am

    What would you make picture frames out of?

  35. Ivan Flack on August 13, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Your videos are without doubt some of the very best I have seen on the internet! I am a virtual "newcomer" to woodworking at 60 years of age and now retired but I certainly get a lot out of the whole learning process! On the downside…your product recommendations have cost me a fortune!!! Keep safe!

  36. Bernard Douthit on August 13, 2022 at 12:27 am

    James – thanks again for making this and other videos. I’m a newbie and have learned a ton about woodworking and table saws. I’ve been working with pine and poplar – and a bit of plywood, and seem to have scorching on my cuts more than I would like. I bought a 60 tooth finishing blade – largely to avoid tear-out with the plywood, but also the pine. As you explain in your video, the fewer teeth on a blade, the faster you can cut so the opposite has to be true. Is scorching with finishing blades more common because you can’t move the wood through the saw as fast?

  37. m c on August 13, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Sometimes when I come off the end of the blade on a rip cut. I’ll get snipe on the back end of my board. How to avoid?

  38. Jeremiah Freeman on August 13, 2022 at 12:29 am

    dope video, learned some valuable stuff for today

  39. Joel Horne on August 13, 2022 at 12:30 am

    How do you use a riving knife or splitter when using a dado blade?

  40. Anchor and Chisel Woodworking on August 13, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Did not know about the reverse feather board trick for repeated small rips away from the fence. Thanks!

  41. The Idea Architect on August 13, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Wonderfully helpful as always, thank you for uploading

  42. Harry Brain on August 13, 2022 at 12:32 am

    You are awesome man, your videos are straightforward and to the point, I’m learning so much from you, thank you!

  43. Jeff Fuhr on August 13, 2022 at 12:32 am

    The highest praise I can give *Stumpy Nubs* channel is: *"Norm would be proud."* Especially when it comes to shop safety, such as this video and the others James links to.

  44. Chris DeMarco on August 13, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Good video. I’m relatively new to woodworking after inheriting some tools and a table saw. Ripping boards always makes me a bit nervous.

  45. Brett Aguiar on August 13, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Keep up the good work you turkey

  46. THE GUY on August 13, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Meanwhile I’m over here with my 70 craftsman 10” I found in my basement

  47. Anestis on August 13, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Your advices are to the piont and always pointing toward safety!!

    God bless you

  48. Alex Pacheco on August 13, 2022 at 12:35 am

    I e watched this video many times. I got kick back last night and opened a gash on my arm so I’m watching again. I had the nerve to not have the riving knife.on "because I was using the gripper micro jig". Stupid me.

  49. Old Stud Buck on August 13, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Just bought a new metabo portable table saw. I changed blade to a thin kerf Diablo. I had to order a $45 thin kerf riving knife after stalling blade ripping 3/4 ash board.

  50. Larry Mudgett on August 13, 2022 at 12:39 am

    i dont see where it says show more, im on you tube