Table Saw Bench Guide

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For any operation, special situation, or unusual problem that arises as you work, the answers are right in this guide. Find information on all the important cuts (including cross-cutting, mitering, beveling, and joinery) and facts on every dado head and what it does. Tips and shortcuts cover procedures from ripping to making mortises, and there’s a safety survey and professional secrets for fine-tuning your table saw.
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Overview

For any operation, special situation, or unusual problem that arises as you work, the answers are right in this guide. Find information on all the important cuts (including cross-cutting, mitering, beveling, and joinery) and facts on every dado head and what it does. Tips and shortcuts cover procedures from ripping to making mortises, and there’s a safety survey and professional secrets for fine-tuning your table saw.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806991351
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 830,000
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Chapter 1 Components and Features 13
Types of Table Saw 13
Components 16
Controls 16
Power Switch 16
Blade-Elevating Handwheel 17
Blade-Tilting Handwheel 18
Guard 18
Splitter-Mounted Guard 19
Overarm Guard 20
A Final Word About Guards 20
Miter Gauge 20
Fence 21
Throat Plate 22
Accessories 22
Anti-Kickback Device 23
Dust-Collection System 23
Featherboard 26
Making a Featherboard 26
Power Feeder 29
Push Stick 29
Roller Supports 30
Specialty Miter Gauge 31
Tenoning Jig 31
Maximizing Table-Saw Performance 32
Improper Blade Usage 32
Misaligned Table Saw 32
Fine and Coarse Blades 32
Setting Up a Table Saw 34
Minimizing Vibration 35
Troubleshooting Guidelines 35
Chapter 2 Saw Blades 37
Blade-Selection Factors 37
Tool-Steel and Carbide-Tipped Blades 37
Tooth Style and Configuration 39
General-Sawing Blades 40
Blade Overview Chart 41
Changing Blades 42
Blade-Selection Guidelines 43
Changing Blades 42
Blade-Maintenance Techniques 45
Protecting Blades 45
Removing Pitch 45
Sharpening Dull Blades 46
Preventing Broken Blade Teeth or Brazed Joints 47
Reasons for Broken Carbide Tips 47
Reducing Tip Failure 48
Chapter 3 Dado Heads 49
Selecting a Dado Head 49
Guidelines for Selecting and Using Dado Heads 50
Setting Up a Dado Head 50
Mounting a Stack Dado Head 51
Mounting an Adjustable Dado Head 52
Final Setup 52
Common Dadoes 54
Preliminary Setup 55
A Word About Dado Cuts 55
Dadoes with the Grain 55
Dadoes Across the Grain 56
Dadoes at an Angle 56
Rabbet Joints 57
Lap Joints and Tenons 58
Through Mortises 61
Box or Finger Joints 62
Making Box Joints with a User-Made Jig 63
Drawer Corner Joints 66
Chapter 4 Lumber and Sheet Stock Cutting Techniques 69
Lumber Cutting Techniques 69
Sheet Stock Cutting Techniques 69
Material/Blade Guidelines 70
Sheet Stock Overview 72
Preventing Kickback 72
Chapter 5 Single-Blade Cutting Techniques 75
Rip Cuts 75
Ripping Thin and Narrow Stock 77
Crosscuts 80
Miter Cuts 83
Face Miters 83
End Miters 85
Edge Miters and Chamfers 86
Compound Miters 87
Compound-Miter Settings 88
Rabbets 90
Edge Rabbets 90
End Rabbets 90
Dadoes 94
Lazy Dadoes 95
Dovetail Dadoes 98
Lap Joints 101
Tenons 102
Through Mortises 104
Cove Cuts 106
Resawing 110
Chapter 6 Cutting Plastic Laminates 113
Cutting Techniques 114
Bonding Techniques 116
Trimming Techniques 116
Chapter 7 Door-Making Techniques 117
Design Factors 117
Door Size 118
Making a Frame with Lap Joints 119
Making a Frame with Haunched Mortise-and-Tenon Joints 121
Sawing a Raised Panel 126
Sanding the Panel 130
Fitting the Parts 132
A Word About Woodworking Glues 134
Preparing Joinery for Gluing 134
Chapter 8 Sanding Techniques 135
Sanding Guidelines 135
Safety Techniques 136
Replacing Abrasives 137
Determining Abrasive Grit 137
Chapter 9 Molding Techniques 139
Inserting Molding-Head Cutters 140
Face Molding 142
Edge Molding 144
End-Grain Molding 144
Safety Guidelines 146
Chapter 10 Safety Techniques 147
Factors That Contribute to Woodworking Accidents 147
Table-Saw Safety Techniques 147
Glossary 151
Metric Equivalents Chart 154
Index 155
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