Table Saw Class


4 Lessons

315 Enrolled


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A table saw is a stationary power saw with a circular blade mounted under a table. The table saw is an indispensable tool for any workshop. These lessons cover the operation of the Sawstop Industrial Cabinet Saw in the Pier 9 Workshop, but this information is applicable to most similar table saws.

This class is a part of a greater course series covering Wood Shop safety and basic use. After taking all the classes in this series, you will be able to safely use the power tools in the Wood Shop to to begin basic woodworking projects.

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Getting Started With the Table Saw

Lesson 1: Getting Started With the Table Saw

This lesson goes over the anatomy of the table saw, as well as basic safety and best practices.

Getting Started With the Table Saw

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Rip Cutting

Lesson 2: Rip Cutting

Rip cutting wood is the most common cut on a table saw. This section outlines how to make a rip cut safely.

Rip Cutting

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Cross Cutting

Lesson 3: Cross Cutting

Learn to use the cross cutting sled to safely make cuts against the grain on the table saw.

Cross Cutting

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Operating the Tablesaw

Lesson 4: Operating the Tablesaw

How to run the table saw for your material and a few more tips and tricks to get you the best results. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

Operating the Tablesaw

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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
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