Woodworking Tips For the Table Saw | Template Cutting & More

Woodworking Tips For the Table Saw | Template Cutting & More

Check out these table saw tips and tricks you may not have heard about. Did you know you could use the table saw to template cut parts similar to using a flush trim bit on a router for template router? Did you know your table saw could joint boards? That and more in this woodworking tips and tricks video!

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0:00 Woodworking Tips and Tricks
0:07 Template Cutting on a Table Saw
4:51 Squaring the Blade on a Table Saw
5:41 Squaring the Blade to the Fence
6:47 Jointing Boards on a Table Saw

50 Comments

  1. shayne sabala on November 2, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Hi Matt, thanks for all the great videos. I have learned a lot from you channel. I have a question. The last jig you used for cutting a straight edge. Couldn’t you had just used your fence for that cut?



  2. Bryan Martin on November 2, 2022 at 3:38 am

    Huge fan of the channel, but that new subscriber sign is an eyesore and I hate it.



  3. Ronswoodshack on November 2, 2022 at 3:38 am

    Great tips Mighty Matt! Thank you!



  4. Patrick Zadd on November 2, 2022 at 3:38 am

    very, very clever



  5. Shibnobi Wan Kanobi on November 2, 2022 at 3:39 am

    I’m addicted to 731 videos



  6. whatahowl1 on November 2, 2022 at 3:40 am

    you could even use on a router tablet if you don’t have bearings on you bitts



  7. Tom Atha on November 2, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Great video, Matt. I do so many projects that require different tapers and have made several dedicated sleds to accomplish the angles needed, so thanks for the virtual slap to the forehead! LOL I can see this becoming my new favorite shop toy.



  8. Lincoln Dickerson on November 2, 2022 at 3:49 am

    These are super tips! Thanks!



  9. McMath Woodworks - Hugh McMath on November 2, 2022 at 3:49 am

    I like the template jig idea! That’s pretty awesome!



  10. K B on November 2, 2022 at 3:51 am

    I see the best use of this when cutting bevels that need repeatability.



  11. Greg Moore on November 2, 2022 at 3:53 am

    I really want to change the title of this video to "Using Templates on the Table Saw". I almost didn’t watch it because of the click-bait-y title. I’m glad I did – this is a great method. Thanks for sharing, Matt!



  12. NatsWoodShop on November 2, 2022 at 3:53 am

    Still not getting what your doing



  13. Anthony Audain on November 2, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Great idea 💡👍🤠



  14. Let's Go Brandon on November 2, 2022 at 3:54 am

    I have a major complaint about this video.

    Baseball.
    😎



  15. Woodworks by Grampies on November 2, 2022 at 3:57 am

    Hola! 🖐I hope you and the family are doing well. Really like this video, thanks for the tips. My favorite was the template set up, that looks like it can save a TON of time.👌Take care and have a good one, Adios!👊



  16. Bull43459 on November 2, 2022 at 4:04 am

    "JUST KISS IT" lol. Love videos brother, keep it up.



  17. Buffalo Jones on November 2, 2022 at 4:04 am

    I’ve watched a ton of YouTube wood working vids and have never seen the magnet/ruler alignment trick. Good stuff.



  18. ALBATROS on November 2, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Blades arent flat, Magnet and ruler trick is cooool



  19. Lincoln Dickerson on November 2, 2022 at 4:09 am

    As for the jointer jig, the motor side of the table saw (left side of your saw stop) is always in the same place. Which means you could attach a miter slot runner to the bottom of the jig and not have to worry about setting the fence. If your work piece is wider than the sled, use double stick tape instead. 😉



  20. Kevin Roberts on November 2, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Finally got around to ordering a new CMT saw blade from TT. Thanks so much for the recommendation. The blade is everything you said and cheaper than getting my old Forrest resharpened.



  21. Greenhorn Adventures on November 2, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Those dovetail clamps are a great idea for a straight edge jig. I am going to get some. One way to improve the jig would be to add a bottom runner that slides in the miter slot, takes the setup away and no worries about the jig wandering away from the fence. Keep up the good work.



  22. Ralph Gizzip on November 2, 2022 at 4:11 am

    What’s wrong with using a router table with a guide bearing on the end?



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  24. Mike Reid on November 2, 2022 at 4:12 am

    Great tips Matt. Thanks!!



  25. DIY Bearded Guy on November 2, 2022 at 4:17 am

    Matt AWESOME video!!! Keep up the good content!!!!



  26. Dylan Gill on November 2, 2022 at 4:17 am

    Where are all the actual woodworking videos?



  27. The Mary Jane Alien on November 2, 2022 at 4:18 am

    When you were talking about keeping your blade 90° with a square you have to be careful not to throw out a perfectly good blade because you think they’re bent or warped. Blades are supposed to be pulled into flat when they start spinning that’s what all the holes and grooves in the blade are for. So if you see light between a ruler and a blade it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not flat



  28. David Lacey on November 2, 2022 at 4:19 am

    Thank you for your continued work to create and share content with us. Your enthusiasm and character draw the viewer to your channel. I pray that you and your work will continue to blessed as you are blessing others through your work.



  29. Mitchell Collins on November 2, 2022 at 4:19 am

    Could you do a video on jointing longer boards on a bench top jointer? Like 5-6 foot. I’m not getting the best results, thanks



  30. Witt Works on November 2, 2022 at 4:20 am

    That pattern fence is so cool



  31. Vaughn Whitmire on November 2, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Thanks brother. I appreciate you!



  32. Ken K. on November 2, 2022 at 4:24 am

    I have been a woodworker for over thirty years. I just learned a few things. Thank you.



  33. Barrio Woodworks on November 2, 2022 at 4:24 am

    That’s a sick trick, Mr Matt!
    Never seen this before.



  34. Russ Martin on November 2, 2022 at 4:25 am

    Just so it kisses it? You don’t know what kissing means to me!



  35. rod potts on November 2, 2022 at 4:29 am

    That’s the first time I have seen that way of setting 90. Good tip!



  36. Yellowhammer Woodcrafts on November 2, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Awesome tip😮



  37. Howard Appel on November 2, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Bad bad boy. You do not align blade to fence, you align to the miter slots. As the miter slots cannot be adjusted and the blade and fence can be adjusted, you align to the fixed condition. If you align to fence and fence is not aligned to miter slot, your miter gauge, you sled and any jigs based on the the fence, the sled or the miter gauge will not work properly. Now, if you first align your fence to the miter slot then you can align blade to fence. Ultimately everything has to be based on the miter slot.



  38. Mike on November 2, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Howdy Mr. 731…

    Another good Tips video. 👍

    I made my own straight cut/tapering sled a while back. Not quite like yours but does the same function. I’m actually going to upgrade it cause right now, it’s the type where ya just drill a bunch of random holes and use a screw down clamp. It works great, but it’s cumbersome having to constantly unscrew the clamps completely, remove completely, find another hole that’ll work, reinsert screws and clamps and THEN I have to readjust my fence. Very time consuming process just to make ONE cut.

    I’ve got a few tracks just laying around that I’ve been too lazy to mess with…but, your video inspired me to just go ahead and get it done, cause once it’s done, it’s done.



  39. Robbie Humphrey on November 2, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Let’s play a drinking game. Every time Matt says #Tubafour you take a shot lol



  40. Stacey Lewis Bespoke Furniture & Design on November 2, 2022 at 4:31 am

    Probably your best tips video. Easy I’ve gotta make that jointing jig although I use something similar by screwing down into the board from a raised piece attached to a flat edge along the fence. Very simple but your jig is even faster and no screws.



  41. Fix It French on November 2, 2022 at 4:31 am

    I like the last jig, But I use “track saw” for any long pieces that need to be cut that straight



  42. Woodworking and Epoxy on November 2, 2022 at 4:31 am

    And people say you don’t pay attention to your fb group. If this doesn’t make them happy nothing will. Great video!



  43. Dj Bartles on November 2, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Great video as always! You mentioned that you can joint much longer boards with that joining jig versus a 4ft level. Are you saying that you can put a straight edge on a board that’s longer than the jig? I see yours is a few feet long so how can you put a straight edge on a board that’s longer than the jig?



  44. cypherfunc on November 2, 2022 at 4:32 am

    ….maybe I’m turned around, but at 0:53, shouldn’t you *subtract* a quarter instead of adding? (Someone following along would figure it out anyway.)



  45. Habibulla M on November 2, 2022 at 4:33 am

    Very nice and useful jig…



  46. Dann M on November 2, 2022 at 4:33 am

    A lot of good ideas come from your videos…



  47. Bad Apple Woodwerx - Tim McDougald on November 2, 2022 at 4:34 am

    I still don’t understand why you don’t have a #TUBAFOUR shirt Matt. What the what?!?!?



  48. Kyle Olson on November 2, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Tubafours are good, but woodworkers should also consider Fiddlefours or Saxafours.



  49. Clown_ TERRYSERGO on November 2, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Best video



  50. gil segev on November 2, 2022 at 4:36 am

    Lots of kissing in the video today 🙂
    Great vid! Loved the first jig