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diytexas
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thought I should share these

Post by diytexas » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:07 am

If you are a regular table saw user, this is all probably common sense. But if you are an occasional user like me who makes dumb errors with their intro table saw, these tips might help. His channel has some real good stuff

https://youtu.be/31DWE1aRVto

https://youtu.be/VcodNMiNNac
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A. Spruce
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Re: thought I should share these

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:58 am

There are all kinds of tricks and tips out there, it's just hard to remember them all, especially if you're an occasional user.

One quick thing, an easier and faster method to square your sliding miter gauge is to use the edge of the table instead of the square. Put the gauge in the slot and place the face of it at the edge of the table, set your lock, you're done!

Don't forget, there is no substitute for a good push block. They're super simple to make and make using your saw infinitely safer because it keeps hands and fingers well away from the blade and prevents kickback of small slivers from between the fence and blade. I wrote a tutorial on how to make push blocks.
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Basden
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Re: thought I should share these

Post by Basden » Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am

The push block does seem like a must-have thing if you want to keep all your fingers lol. Kidding aside, I'm going to make this asap even though I don't use the saw all that much. Perhaps I need this even more because of that.

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