A well tuned piece of woodworking machinery not only performs well, it’s safer to use. When was the last time you gave your table saw a tune up……………….. Do you know how? If you’re unsure how to maintain your woodworking machinery, this book is for you. Not only does this book cover in detail how to maintain and adjust your woodworking machinery, it also includes maintenance tips for portable power tools. There is also a chapter on sharpening blades and router bits. This book also includes several jigs and methods for getting the most out of your woodworking machinery.
There is an excellent chapter on the table saw, its maintenance and a number of tips on the proper use of this piece of equipment. Some of the machinery covered in the book are, table saw, band saw, jointer, router, circular saw, radial arm saw, drill press, mortiser, wood lathe, shaper, scroll saw, etc. - GordGraff.com
Back to Basics Series
While the subtitle, ''Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker'', for the ''Back to Basics'' series might imply that these books are designed for all woodworkers, they are, in my view, particularly relevant for novice woodworkers.
The authors rely largely on illustrations, and these are, in general, quite good. Almost every topic is accompanied by at least one illustration. The authors clearly have a good grasp of their respective subjects and know how to explain both simple and complex concepts clearly...these books contain a lot of reliable information that any novice woodworker will benefit from.
In this book you'll find general introductions to stationary machines, portable power tool and blade and bit sharpening, along with detailed chapters on the table saw, band saw, radial arm saw, drill press and jointer. Almost as an afterthought these is a small section on ''other tools'', including scroll saws, sanders and air compressors.
There is barley a mention of planers (2 pages), and nothing on miter saws. The section on radial arm saws is a bit strange - there aren't many models available, they're expensive, and I can't imagine a novice woodworking including one as a first purchase. Nonetheless, the content is good, and it''s certainly worth a read if you're new to woodworking machinery. - ToolReviews.ca