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Table Saw Tips and Techniques

Table Saw Tips and Techniques

Straight-Up Drill Guide - To bore a perfectly perpendicular hole, you need either a drill press or a couple of scraps of wood screwed together. The corner created by the scraps will steer the bit straight in every time. But if you’re looking for an excuse to buy a drill press, forget you ever saw this tip.

Straight-Up Drill Guide - To bore a perfectly perpendicular hole, you need either a drill press or a couple of scraps of wood screwed together. The corner created by the scraps will steer the bit straight in every time. But if you’re looking for an excuse to buy a drill press, forget you ever saw this tip.

Tablesaws come with throat plate blade slots that are too wide for safe cuts on narrow boards. Many aluminum saws and Sears saws come with thin throat plates that are difficult to duplicate with a zero clearance slot. By  epoxying a piece of masonite under your throat plate, and adding a filler strip, you can  rip thin pieces much more safely. Cut offs don't fall into the slot and kickback at you; and you have a perfect mark of where the blade cuts - in front of the blad...

Tablesaws come with throat plate blade slots that are too wide for safe cuts on narrow boards. Many aluminum saws and Sears saws come with thin throat plates that are difficult to duplicate with a zero clearance slot. By epoxying a piece of masonite under your throat plate, and adding a filler strip, you can rip thin pieces much more safely. Cut offs don't fall into the slot and kickback at you; and you have a perfect mark of where the blade cuts - in front of the blad...

How to Make Zero Clearance Throatplates - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To

How to Make Zero Clearance Throatplates - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To

Making your own zero clearance insert is easy, and you can even use the table saw to make it!

Making your own zero clearance insert is easy, and you can even use the table saw to make it!

AW Extra 11/28/13 - Laminate Flooring for Zero-Clearance Inserts - Popular Woodworking Magazine

AW Extra 11/28/13 - Laminate Flooring for Zero-Clearance Inserts - Popular Woodworking Magazine

Scrub Brush Featherboards I saw this featherboard idea on a routing tool called the WoodRat. I liked it so much I adapted it to my router table. The WoodRat uses a single wooden scrub brush glued to a board. I wasn’t able to find wooden scrub brushes so I bought a pair of plastic ones. I simply screwed them to a mounting board, one for infeed and one for outfeed. …

Scrub Brush Featherboards I saw this featherboard idea on a routing tool called the WoodRat. I liked it so much I adapted it to my router table. The WoodRat uses a single wooden scrub brush glued to a board. I wasn’t able to find wooden scrub brushes so I bought a pair of plastic ones. I simply screwed them to a mounting board, one for infeed and one for outfeed. …