Table saw

  • Recommended for Ripping

    I have a fair amount of aged oak timbers that are about 2×12 rough and full cut. They would make great tabletops, good stuff. What would you recommend to rip them?

  • Stick with What Works

    A couple years ago, I invested in a popular loose-tenon joinery system to see how that would work for me. As a tool reviewer, I’m always anxious to try a new gizmo on for size, and this tool was getting a lot of buzz. Heck, a faster, easier way to make mortise-and-tenon joinery. Sounded good to me!

    Well, the product came, and I put it to work on my next few projects. It did the job swimmingly, chomping mortise after mortise in good time. The cuts were clean, the setup was pretty easy and those loose tenons dropped right into place. Really, there was no part of the operation I could complain about.

    But as time went on, that new tool got less use than it first did. I ended up switching back to making M&Ts the way I’ve always done them: mortising on the drill press, followed by tenon-cutting on the table saw.

  • Three-dollar Fix Improves Fold-Down Outfeed Table

    Earlier this spring we received some good feedback about the “Fold-down Outfeed Table” project that ran in the February 2009 issue (p. 50). Glad you folks like it! But, if you’re planning to build one for your table saw (or if you’ve already completed it), be sure to add a simple modification sent in by fellow reader Doug Green from Wellington, Colorado.

  • Table Saw Bevel Cut Jig

    Is there a jig that will enable me to bevel cut more that a 45 degree angle on my table saw?

  • Proper Fence Side

    When making a 45 degree cut on the table saw, does it matter which side I have my fence when I angle my blade?

  • Featherboards on Aluminum

    I want to use feather boards on my table saw but the table is aluminum and has no T-slots and no flat areas on the back for clamping.

  • Rip Fence Jig Holder

    My new table saw has a rip fence faced with UHMW plastic on each side. I don’t trust jigs clamped to the slippery surfaces, so I mounted two, 2-foot lengths of T-track along the fence’s metal spine.

  • Removing Rust from Table Saw Top

    What is the best way to remove rust from a table saw without harming the table top?

  • Replacing or Repairing a Table Saw Fence

    The fence got knocked off my workbench one day, and I suspect that may be the sources of the problem. If I replace it with an aftermarket fence, what’s the best for the money?

  • Table Saw Burning Wood

    I’m getting burning of the wood on my 10-inch table saw with both a low price 40-tooth blade and a higher priced 80-tooth blade.