TABLE SAW LONG PIECE CUTTING JIG

I have a Unisaw with a 52" fence. Needless to say, cutting a forty-five on 3/4" stock longer than its capabilities is a challenge. I could run against a sacrificial fence, but that requires me to rely on the cut portion, in back of the blade, to keep the cut straight. Experience will, more likely than not, shift and give a less than perfect cut. I was working a piece of flat stock 36" wide by 60" long. I had to put 45’s on the 36" ends. I could have built a sled, but it would have...

Table saw question

I have a Grizzly 1022z. Today I was going to use it to cut 45° miters on a box. Out of curosity, I decided to check the blade to miter slot parallelism. With the blade at 90° it’s within .001. When I tilted the blade and checked it it was out by .020. I turned the blade back up and checked it again and sure enough <.001. What gives here? I ended up using my compound miter saw to make the cuts. It cuts straight and true. The blade has seen better days, but it got the job done. I really...

table saw tune-up

My saw has been a little out of whack for a few months. A few issues. First the fence was not plumb. I thought one of the glide pads was worn down but it turned out to be a warped table causing it. Not the table actually, but the fence rails. I have a 50" Biesemeyer that has a 7’ rail front and back. I’ve been messing with the height of the table recently and one of the extension legs was too low, causing the table to warp. Bringing that back into level all around fixed the fence plumbness...

table saw blade flex

Hey, I’ve been noticing that when I’m cutting 45 degree beveled cuts on my table saw for glued miter joints that in the last few inches of the cut my table saw blade seems to be flexing a bit creating a concave surface on the beveled face of the work piece. This usually only happens on a tough hardwood like cherry or hickory. It adds extra sanding time to smooth out so the mitered corners meet properly. Any suggestions on how to reduce this?

Table Saw Set-up Gauge

I designed this guide back in the eighties, to allow me to be sure my table saw top was positioned exactly ninety degrees to the blade, and for setting up cuts on my, then, less than reliable fence. A table saw blade must be perfectly ninety degrees to the miter slots of your table saw top, or it will go through wood at an angle, essentially widening the blade and making even good blades seem dull. Just as an out of align table saw top will cause poor and difficult cuts, so will an...

Sliding Table saws

I’m thinking of buying a sliding table (panel) saw. Anyone familiar with these? I haven’t used them before. There is a Grizzly saw for sale (grizzly G0623X3) for $3250 Cdn but comes with a roto phase so I can actually use it. New panel saws are around $7k-$8k so this is appealing! lol I’ll be keeping my Uni-Saw and have it for dados etc.. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Grizzly but mostly good. I am also looking at a new Cantek or Hammer. The Grizzly is a 10" saw and the other two are...

New Table saw

Starting to look around at upgrading my table saw ( the one I have is a old Beaver saw Its about 45 years old I remember my dad having it when I was a kid many moons ago) its a belt drive will take a 8" blade no guards of course and top is approx 18 x26.for the most part it does what I want just not real accurate for angles .Most of what I am doing is smaller pieces mayby as big as a cradle not in to building cabinets large furniture My work shop shop is a attached single car garage (no...

Lowering your Table Saw Blade

I have a couple questions on lowering your table saw blade. 1. How many of you lower your table saw blade beneath the table once you’re done working with it? 2. What is your reason for lowering the blade? This week I was working on a box, after putting the spline jig which glides alone over the top of the fence, I forgot to lower and set the blade depth first, that was a step that I missed, once I placed the jig on the table it hid the blade from me, the blade was set high enough to...

Grizzly G0715P 10" hybrid table saw.

Need a bit of help …. I have a Grizzly G0715P 10" hybrid table saw. I am attempting to align the miter slot to the blade but am having difficulty. I am using a dial indicator made by Woodpeckers for measurements but cannot seem to get it any closer than .030. I have loosened the front a rear trunnion bolts multiple times to the point that I am of the belief that they have hit some sort of stop. I have also loosened the bolts holding the top and tried to manipulate it from this direction as...

TIPS: safety on the table saw

what are your TIPS for (safely) using the table saw

L-square Stop - Depth Gauge - Table Saw Setup Tool

This tool serves several functions. It can be used as: - an edge stop for L-squares; - a wide gap depth gauge; and, - as a set up tool for table saws. This tool allows the user to, easily, lay out lines at ninety degrees off a straight edge using a standard L-square. Using it is far quicker and more accurate than the usual practice of trying to hold the square to the edge of the material. In the depth gauge mode, this tool also allows the user to establish depths...

Help

My table saw bogs down when cutting wood. I put a new blade on and had motor checked out to see if it was bad and it was not. Recently had motor converted from 110 to 220. What could be the problem?

Miter Sled help?

I just got my tablesaw in. Put it together and squared up the fence pretty good. I made a sled, and It isn’t square. I did everything as accurately as I could but it is very slighly off. My goal is to be making very small jewelry boxes and things like that and the very tiny amount it is off by is crushing any possibility of making a square box. Do you guys have any suggestions?

shop smith 510

Looking for some wood working tools.i have a router, drill press ,table saw.I have seen this shop smith 510 for sale on kijiji has a drill press, lathe etc .So people say never buy a all in one tool?Other say the shop smith is a high quality unit?

Rant... Dust collector

I bought a jet cyclone dust collector a couple months ago for my table saw, today I decided to check on the bag and sure enough it needed changed out, 60 gallon bag ¾ full. They’re is a barrel, a bag and a cage device inside the bag . 1- you can’t get the cage out of the dust 2 -you can’t get the bag out of the barrel namely because of suction from the barrel. I had to use another dust collector to extract all the dust out of the bag. Am I using the collector all wrong or is it the...

Need new roller stands

I have a pair of cheap roller stands (they came with my table saw) and they are finally biting the dust. First the height adjustment knob stripped and I took to holding the height with clamps. But now one of the rollers is completely broken. I’m looking for simple, no frills rollers with heavy duty, long lasting height adjustment. My shop floor is uneven so I can’t simply set one height and never have to touch it again. Any recommendations? Obviously, cost is important and I want to stay...

You sure you need that tool ?

I bought this mini saw to go with my 4" square table saw . Today I had to cut short pcs of 1/4" square stock . About 1" long , did a real nice job . So yes I did need that tool .

Need a new circular saw

I’ve been working nights doing some carpentry and without my (relatively) luxurious and large tablesaw, I’ve come to the conclusion that my inexpensive skil circular saw is just not up to the task for practically anything. I have a nice finish blade and it cuts cleanly but I have to “test” cut practically everything to make sure the blade is in the right location. I would like to get a saw with the following features but don’t know where to look. Good base/fence. My biggest issue is...

Workbench to give away to a good home.

With finally moving up from the Stone Age and purchasing a new table saw, my old bench/saw is available to anyone that wants it for free. It has a 10" skillsaw table saw built in. It is 4’ wide, 6’ long and 37" high. It is made from 2×4 s and plywood. It has a bottom shelf, and recess for a compound powered mitre saw, and a recess for a router. It is fairly heavy, 200lbs plus. Anyone wanting a bench with saw built in can have it.

Sacrificial Fence Clamp Storage

After all these years, I got around to buying a couple clamps to hold sacrificial fences to my table saw fence. They work great, and are an alternative to my old method of securing the fence, which involved drilling holes in the both my regular and sacrificial fences, countersinking the holes, then running long screws through both and securing the fences together with threaded knobs. The only disadvantage of the clamps is, they are not permanently mounted to the sacrificial fence, so must...

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