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Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw Review

The table saw is the centerpiece of any woodworker’s station, so whether you earn your living by ripping hardwood and making furniture, or just like to be absolutely self-reliant, you need one.  Yes, a handsaw is perfectly capable of handling your weekend warrior projects, but if you’re in any way serious about woodworking, you’ll need to step up your game, big time. Now, for those of you not in the know, table saws come in a variety of shapes and...
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Best Skilsaw Table Saw Accessories For The Worm Drive Table Saw

SKILSAW SPTA70WT-ST Table Saw Stand for 10″ Portable Jobsite Worm Drive   Things we like about this SKILSAW SPTA70WT-ST Table Saw Stand. Exclusively designed for use with SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10 In. Portable Worm Drive Table Saw It’s light to carry, only 14 lbs. for ease of transportation, you can carry this Table Saw Stand one handed. Folding design adds to ease of portability.     It has tool-less latches to enable fast and easy setup on site and easily dismantled...
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WHY WE LIKE THE SKILSAW WORM DRIVE TABLE SAW SO MUCH

Skilsaw table saw – our thoughts. Coming from a manufacturer who have been designing & building great tools since 1924, this is something different and in all honesty – WE LOVE IT ! Lots of construction workers have not held back in their appreciation of the various new worm drive table saws manufactured by Skilsaw on the market recently due to how these superb table saws have greatly improved the ease of cutting small and large pieces of wood efficiently...
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Tablesaw Kickback

You’ve heard the expression tablesaw kickback, but ever wondered what it is and how to avoid it? Basically tablesaw kickback  is when the material you’re working with either isn’t cutting flush or there’s problems with your saw or the blade, resulting in the material kicking back at you. If you consider the blade is spinning at between 120 and 150 miles per hour, that gives you a bit of an idea as the capabilities and risks you could come across....
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Table Saw Accessories – Table Saw Extension

Table Saw Extension As often as not we buy a machine thinking it will be ideal for our needs. We can tinker away on projects & get the job done quickly. What often happens though is that we become more adventurous in what we take on. Although we started out with just a small table saw, we found we needed bigger working capacity.   What are the options here? Do we go more a bigger piece of machinery and really...
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Biesemeyer Fence – A Brief History

Circular saws were originally invented in the 16th or 17th century in Europe. The first patented table saw was a patent by Samuel Miller in Southampton, England. However a much more charming version of the origin of table saws, is found in America by a Shaker known as Tabitha Babbitt.   The story goes that Tabitha Babbit was watching a pair of men using a pit saw, a long single blade operated by two men which only cuts on the...
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Table Saw Casters

Table saw casters – can save the day. Ever been working on your table saw, heavy duty disc sander, radial arm saw or any other piece of kit, when you realise the wood or metal you need to prepare is so big that you’re going to struggle to be able to work round all the edges, as your workbench is too close to a wall? Nothing worse than not being able to fit the material in place to begin sawing,...
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Moving Blade Guard Hand Protection

  Grr-Ripper Review Introduction When it comes to using table saw, router table, or a jointer, the danger of feeding your hand to the machine is real. This is the reason why it is encouraged to use devices that provides protection when handling moving blades. The GRR-RIPPER 3D Pushblock and GRR-RIPPER Advanced 3D Pushblock by MICROJIG are perfect to guard your hands as you push work pieces and materials towards the blade. These are non- slip tools that have strong...
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Choosing the right Table Saw Fence

AN ACCESSORY MADE FOR ACCURACY – Choosing the right Table Saw Fence The table saw is the most hardworking tool in your entire shop, thereby making it the centerpiece and mainstay of any project you may work on. The simplicity of the table saw incites opportunities to add table saw accessories to your ensemble and make the saw’s work even more efficient. Although a table saw is great at cutting wood down to width, what it cannot do for you...
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How to Maintain a Table Saw Fence

A table saw is an extremely handy piece of equipment, but if it’s misused, or improperly maintained, the use of such a tool can result in an end product which looks scrappy and unprofessional. Worse, inadequate upkeep can lead to injury and in extreme cases, death. A significant amount of potential time and harm can be avoided through adequate maintenance of your tools. In fact, one of the defining characteristics of an amateur woodworker and a budding professional is the...
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