How to Use a Table Saw | Woodworking
How to Use a Table Saw | Woodworking
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Learn how to use a table saw in this Howcast woodworking video featuring Makeville Studio.
Did You Know?
Even though a table saw is capable of performing various cuts, it’s best at 2 cuts in particular: the cross cut and the rip cut.
Did You Know?
Understand what a cross cut is: cutting across the short dimension of a wood plank. And understand what a rip cut is: cutting down the long dimension of a wood plank.
It’s important to know which cut you’re making because it will determine which kind of fence system you’ll be using.
Step 1: The crosscut fence
The crosscut fence, or miter fence, helps to push the wood through a cut while maintaining a specific angle.
Step 2: The rip fence
The rip fence glides along horizontally with a tape gauge allowing for accurate measurements.
Never use the two fences together–this causes kickback.
Step 3: Hand placement while cutting
Make sure you keep your hands on one side of the wood as you push it through the cut.
Step 4: Adjusting your saw
When adjusting the height or angle of the saw blade, keep in mind the optimal height should be where the surface of the wood matches the top tooth of the saw blade.
Step 5: Rip, indexing, and hand placement
When making a rip cut, be sure to index the wood against the rip fence, using your other hand to guide the plank through the cut. The hand you use to hold the plank against the fence should stay put. If you’re at a distance of 6 inches or less between the rip fence and saw, use a push-stick to guide your narrow cut through.
Comprehensive, pragmatic and well illustrated and importantly safe . I’ve had kick back but after her 101 tutorial I feel confident and proficient in taking measures and understanding the process to objectively cut efficiently and accurately and SAFE. Cheers
Excellent! Gives me hope I can achieve using a table saw!
Agree with others. You did an excellent job explaining everything. Thank you!
No safety glasses, no riving knife, no antikickback pawls and no blade guard… and use the pushstick all the time…not your hand – there is no safe 6inch zone..that’s b.s.. surprised she isn’t missing fingers… not sure if this is a good video or not – she’s missing the fundamentals of safety..and makes other assumed inferences…
good video but you can use the fence and miter when doing dado type cuts and your definition of rip and cross cut is not entirely accurate. rip cut is a cut along the line of the grain direction and cross cut is cutting across the grain.
How far away from the blade is the mitre gauge…?
No kerf, no anti kickback shield, no safety glasses, no ear protection, reached for piece while blade was running, used hand to push the wooden piece 😳 everything else looked great!!
But would it work on Midges…?
I use my fingers at 1-1/4 anything less I use a push stick
Did a very good job of showing safe use of a table saw!
How many splinters did you catch on your left hand when you slide the board? Placing your hand on top position before the cut is a no no. That is what you did before the cut.
The 2 last dismal steps you made was: 1) passing your hand to complete the cut (then show the pushstick at the end of the video???!!!) How about using it!!!???.
2) you retrieved the scrap on the top surface when the saw is winding down after you turned off the saw. Let the blade stop rotating! Retrieve from the tail end of the saw. Please do your research before posting anything. I teach woodshop for a living and making these bad calls would have ejected you out of my class. Unsafe video!
I always get the board moving away from the fence on the last bit of the cut making it not straight, looks like I’ve been not holding the board in the correct place and pushing it towards the fenc3
how to use a table saw without ear protection and eye protection. great
Where is her eye protection?!?! And ear protection?! Very very bad example to set for viewers.
Thanks just bought a table saw feel confident now after seeing your video. Will be making a push stick over the weekend
Great tutorial 👍
Safety glasses, hearing protection, riving knife, blade guard, push block, so many missing advices…
Try to do it with Stodoys plans 🙂
She was great, explaining how to. Did not talk fast, could understand her very well. More videos please.
My teacher mr.leone is having us watch this and he’s a G for that
I’m pretty late to the show, but this video is what I’ve been looking for – thank you!
This video was EXTREMELY helpful…extremely.
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I was casually watching this and then I went to her most viewed videos don’t go there kids
You didn’t follow your own rule. At 3:18 you pick up a piece of wood that is against a RUNNING blade. A few seconds later, at 3:24 your actually put the piece of wood back against the running blade as as it was running you said " you noticed that I waited till the blade stopped moving till I picked up the piece of wood. Your advice is excellent, and I have gotten into the habit of not moving at all after I make a cut till the blade stops, but you aren’t taking your own advice. And it is good good example of why safety has to be practiced so much that it is automatic. It has to be automatic to wait for the blade to come to a complete stop. I also always wear eye and ear protection, on EVERY cut. Your video has good tips, and you do a good job of explaining, but you should be more careful yourself and be a better example.
I love that everything is explained. I would like to see guards and splitters. I would also recommend safety glasses.
Great video! Thank you!
Exactly what i needed from "how to use table saw" thank you
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you rock! your disposition is awesome. Authentic, your sweet! keep making videos!
I just got my first table saw and I watched this before diving in. Thank you!
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Great video, thank you
Really great to see a woman calmly giving a tutorial without the showmanship and the so called funny jokes and loud music. Very informative and great advice re safety thank you 😉🌈
Perfect! Thank you!
Thank you, very helpfull for me. Regards from Spain.
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Who else is watching this bc you failed the safety test and need to pass the operation test?!??!
No riving knife? No thanks
Wow that was an amazing video to watch. Ive been debating on purchasing a table saw but now i feel somewhat confident in my ability to use this safely. I hope to see more of ur videos ur very easy to learn from.. thank u so much
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have you watched that ? it contradicts itself, use push stick but used fingers , only use the height of the blade 1/2 tooth above piece … so many good advices and still you demonstrate how NOT to do it .
BLADE GUARD ?
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On push sticks: "better this than your hand." <–Agreed
I have to hold with the left hand when it’s almost out because if I just use my right hand to finish pushing sometimes it tilts and shoots it out