How to Use a Table Saw: Woodworking For Beginners #1 – woodworkweb

hello everyone Colin can adhere for would work web we have a lot of new users watching this channel and today we're going to do a five minute power session on how to use the table saw safely in terms of what we wear these are not optional we always wear ear protection we always wear eye protection and our clothing must be not loose-fitting it should be tight-fitting especially on the arms that's not just for woodworking that's for mechanics that's for any kind of tool work the ideal switch on a power tool has a recessed on button and a large paddle that you can even hit with your knee to turn off the first thing we need to do is to check the setup of the saw and when we're doing anything to do with the blade we make sure we're always always unplugged to check the saw to make sure that it's parallel to the miter slots get yourself a large steel ruler crank the blade all the way up and check the distance from the blade very carefully to the miter slot at the top and the bottom and that should be parallel to the miter slot the next thing we want to do is to check the fence the fence must also be absolutely parallel to the miter slot and for that you can often use your finger because your finger is very sensitive all fences are adjustable and you may have to move your fence back and forth to make sure that it's parallel the final check is to make sure your blade is absolutely at 90 degrees use a good quality square and adjust the blade so that it's exactly 90 degrees to the table do not try to cut boards that are bowed or cut because when you get pushing them through they're going to move one way or the other watch how this falls off the end of the table saw that's where you get into trouble make sure your boards are straight and flat the blade of a table saw spins in that direction towards the operator so we're always feeding wood into it there is always kickback in a table saw and the kickback comes where there is resistance and when you're using a fence the resistance is along here because that's where the blade and the where the wood gets pinched between the fence and the blade so this is the kickback area in order to push wood safely through a table saw we always want to control the wood where the kickback is going to occur so in this case with a fence we always want to make sure that we're using a good push stick if your saw comes with what's called a riving knife and it sits in there like that and act like a splitter for the wood we recommend that you use it or if it comes with a blade guard a lot of them have anti kickback Pauls on them and a splitter we if your guard is in good repair and the wood is not getting stuck when it goes through the saw we highly recommend that you use a blade guard the first thing we do before cutting any material is reset the height of the blade we never crank the blade all the way up in the table saw and leave it there we readjust it for every piece of wood we cut and that is a half tooth above the material and the next thing to do is to set the positioning of your fence if your guide is accurate you can use that otherwise a tape measure works just fine put it in place and lock the fence now we're going to be using the miter gauge to crosscut the positioning of the fence needs to be far enough away from the blade so that if this were a piece we were cutting off for example that even if it got sideways in here it could not find turn this off and watch this will not this piece will not get back so operating a table saw is really not that scary once you know the things to look for how to set it up properly and how to use it properly next time we're going to be doing a five-minute session on table saw blades we'll make you an expert in five minutes so don't forget to watch for that I'm calling cadet for woodwork web we'll see you next time you

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