Using A Table Saw For The First Time | Beginner

Using A Table Saw For The First Time | Beginner

In today’s video we are looking at two table saws, a portable Dewalt and a stationary Saw Stop cabinet saw. We will look at their similarities and differences, and then cover 4 VERY IMPORTANT safety tips for preventing kickback… which is the #1 safety concern while using table saws.

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  1. Loyd Alexander on May 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Enjoyed the safety video been useing table saws for45 years or so and I worry every time I use them they can be bad news and we all need this kind of video from time to time thanks

  2. Ameca on May 15, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you!

  3. Goorney on May 15, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I think if you want multiple boards cut to size in a relatively short time with a high degree of accuracy, then a table saw is a must have tool.

  4. Jazamaraz on May 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Holy cow. This is an awesome video. Thanks. I love getting up to speed quickly.

  5. JAMES GATLIN on May 15, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I have a question. My dewalt table saw was making accurate rips using measuring stick and then one day later it’s off. Same blade same fence. Any suggestions.

  6. Luis Perez on May 15, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Thank you! Good stuff!

  7. Don Trump on May 15, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I love your videos…

  8. Jay Jay on May 15, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I’ve been told you shouldn’t make cuts with the fence, but I see hundreds of people on youtube do that, even people with how to’s. So how come you make cuts this way as well?

  9. KRETON KRAFTS on May 15, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    what about a little wobbling in circular saw blade in 3x combination[ of circular saw, planar and (sort of drill to make deep cuts)]

  10. Glen Pye on May 15, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    This is the 10th or 12th of your videos that I have used in my high school wood shop class. I have to say they are by far some of the best videos that are out there. Keep up the good work!
    If I could make one suggestion (it actually comes from several students)…slow down a bit. The kids tell me all the time that I talk too fast and move from one thing to another too quickly. They said the same about your videos, that they have to watch them 3-4 times to get it all. Maybe a 2-3 second segue between bits would help, I frequently pause the video at those spots to see if everyone has "got it".
    Keep up producing these high quality videos. I look forward to seeing what you do next.

  11. Jack Robinson on May 15, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the video!! Just getting into wood working, very helpful and informative. New sub!!

  12. Manuel Dias on May 15, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Great insction video. To the point and clear. Thanks .

  13. dwittle on May 15, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Also, always try to use a push block! The most hideous kickback results come when it drags your hand across the blade with the wood. Google kickback injuries if you have a strong stomach and want to see the result. I need my fingers.

  14. Training Hands Academy on May 15, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    ⚠️ As a reminder, I STRONGLY encourage the use of a blade guard and/or riving knife. Just because I removed my blade guard for filming purposes (and my Dewalt saw is not equipped with a riving knife), does not mean you should operate your saw without them too.

  15. Steve Byrne on May 15, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Excellent instructions. Just bought a Dewalt 7485. Appreciate the tips.

  16. Matthew on May 15, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Now I want to buy one 😂

  17. M D on May 15, 2022 at 7:58 pm


  18. caleb mccumber on May 15, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks a bunch! Very informative video.

  19. K S on May 15, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Can there be kick back with riving knife and blade guard both in place?

  20. Bonnie Miller on May 15, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Or would a circular saw be better to use than a table saw since I would be using a type of plywood?

  21. Brian Edelstein on May 15, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    So, I am working on a project with a "stacked stone" type of cork wall covering. It varies in thickness, but on average is about 1.5-2". The sheets are 24×36". Instructions say to use table saw to cut… need to make a "z-plane" angled cut, ie: piece not parallel to the rip fence. Trick is, this is a very old house so the wall is not straight. The point is to make a cut of about 87° for the first panel… but only down to within 4" of the end of the piece. Have a video for this? Ty!

  22. Billy Peacock on May 15, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    The CC are Korean and we are not able to get the English to lock in. I’m using this in a POC class and love the others. However, when we have a room full of kids they like using the CC on their device to help them catch every word. Never seen the CC issue before. Yes, we slow the speed down to .8 and it’s better. We talk slower in Texas.

  23. Kristen on May 15, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Every now and then there comes along a "how to" video that is, by far, better than all the rest. This is that video.
    You’re instructions are clear and to the point. You’re delivery is impeccable.
    Thank you.

  24. Eddie Venuto on May 15, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    I’m afraid of cutting all my hands off I’m just going to watch a lot of videos before I ever use any kind of saw

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  26. JaW YouTube Account on May 15, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    I constantly come to your videos for instruction as I unpack each new tool. Its been a very fun few months, and I am absolutely sure I am still in one piece because of you. Thank you!! James

  27. Lee Cartwright on May 15, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    I would like to use your content to help train some colleagues at work, is this allowed?

  28. VCR Time Machine on May 15, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    I just bought a table saw for the first time this week. Before using it, I came to YouTube to learn all the safety tips and safest ways to use them. I bought a Micro-Jig Grripper and thought I was ready to go, but I went out to use it and I was terrified of using it. UGH. I unplugged everything and walked away.

  29. Richard Carson on May 15, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Speaks at a good pace and prevents the video from being boring. If I miss something, I can repeat the viewing.

  30. Jason Martinez on May 15, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Awesome video kept it simple but plenty of information on the subject at hand. I hate when there over informative that it loose you. Cause seems to stray from the subject loosing u in all the over kill.

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  32. wrf1973 on May 15, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Great explanation but where are the push sticks?? Seems a crucial safety tip overlooked.

  33. lytken on May 15, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    i was shown by an old carpenter, that i should never have the
    fence/sidegard further forward then the center of the saw blade, that
    will ensure that you don’t get those kickbacks