From the most basic techniques to the most advanced procedures, here's the ultimate owner's manual for anyone who uses a tablesaw.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, you'll find all the valuable tips and step-by-step advice you need to master ripping, crosscutting, joint making, and shaping. All made so much easier to learn -- and put into action -- by over 600 useful photos and illustrations.
With many years of experience as a professional woodworker, and as Tools Editor for a leading woodworking magazine, Paul Anthony delivers a wealth of practical information in the most user-friendly format you'll ever find.
All the tricks of the trade are covered in clear, colorful detail. You'll learn how to:
- Choose the right tablesaw
- Select the proper blade for each procedure
- Cut wood down to size for length and width
- Cut miters for trim
- Create a wide range of joints and decorative effects
- Extend the use of your tablesaw with jigs and fixtures
- Guarantee consistent results with repetitive operations
- Maximize safety with proven tips and inside advice
- Additional Information
Table Of Contents Introduction
PART ONE - Tools
Section 1. The Nature of the Beast
Types of Saws
Features to Consider
Outfitting Your Shop for a Tablesaw
Section 2. Accessories
Zero-Clearance Insert Plate
Section 3: Blades and Cutters
Maintaining and Installing Blades
PART TWO - Safety
Section 4. Splitters and Guards
Section 5. Safety Accessories
PART THREE - Tablesaw Tune-Up and Maintenance
Section 6. Tune-Up and Maintenance
PART FOUR - Basic Operations
Section 7. Ripping
Ripping Sheet Goods
Section 8. Crosscutting
PART FIVE - Joinery
Section 9. Preparing for Joinery
Planning for Joinery
Section 10. Making Joints
Rabbets, Dadoes, and Grooves
PART SIX - Dressing and Shaping Operations
Section 11. Dressing and Shaping on the Tablesaw
Cutting Tapers and Shapes
Intro When I began my woodworking career several decades ago, information on the craft was pretty scant. There were few available books on the subject and no woodworking magazines to speak of (if you can imagine that!). Like many other budding woodworkers of the day, I floundered through my self-education, making every mistake imaginable and then some.
Getting my first tablesaw was both exhilarating and daunting. On the one hand, I knew it was my ticket into the world of serious woodworking. On the other hand, well, I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. And you can bet that the sharp spinning blade made me just a bit nervous.
I remember wishing that the saw came with a truly useful owner's manual. I wanted something with lots of pictures and sensible instruction on ripping, crosscutting, joint making, and shaping -- along with plans for cool, useful jigs. I craved information on blades, cutters, and safety. I wanted a shop-shelf reference that I could consult as my woodworking chops improved over time.
What I needed was the book you hold in your hands. These pages are packed with sound, no-nonsense advice for both beginners and experienced tablesaw users. Whether you're searching for a new saw, trying to learn new techniques, puzzling over blade choices, or wondering how to make your saw perform better, you'll find the answers here, along with safety advice and plans for essential jigs. Consider this book a lifelong friend and adviser at the tablesaw. May it help you enjoy your woodworking adventures throughout the years!Best of luck. Stay safe and stay sharp.
-- Paul Anthony
ISBN 978-1-60085-011-0 Video No Author Paul Anthony Publication Year 2009 Dimensions 9 3/16 x 10 7/8 Pages 224 Photo 619 photographs Drawings and 34 drawings Other Formats 77999 Cover Paperback
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