6 Common Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Table Saw

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You know just how important a table saw is. This powerful tool can help you create all sorts of beautiful projects. However, if you’re not using it correctly, you might be doing more harm than good. In this blog post, we will discuss six common things that people do wrong with their table saws. We’ll also provide tips on how to avoid these mistakes. So, if you’re looking to get the most out of your table saw, be sure to read this post!

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Supporting Crosscuts On The Wrong Side

You need to support the work piece side of your lumber when making your cut because your non supported side can stop moving and you won’t get a clean cut on that side. 

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Pressing Against The Blade

When using your rip fence to cut a wide board you almost always want your work pieces to be between the blade and the fence. Instead of pushing the board through from the blade side used a push stick to move the board through the cut.

Not Providing Three Directions Of Pressure

One push stick isn’t enough. You need at least 2 to push the board down, push through and push against the fence.

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Freehand Cutting

Always provide support with a fence.

Overtightening The Arbor Nut

Don’t over crank your blade when putting it back onto your table.  This can cause it to break off when you try to remove it next time. You only need to crank down on the nut until it starts. The blade spins in the opposite direction of the arbor so it kind of self tightens as it spins.

Using The Rip Fence For Crosscuts

Support the long side of the board, not the short side.  If it starts to wobble then used your miter gauge to support the board.

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