Table Saw Class


4 Lessons

171 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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Class Author:p9shopstaff

We are a multidisciplinary team of innovators, fabricators and industry leaders who partner with our shop users to facilitate their diverse projects in a collaborative and supportive learning environment using state-of-the-art machines and technologies. With backgrounds in architecture, engineering, fabrication, furniture making, art, design, and exhibit development, we’re passionate about educating and empowering our local and online communities with our extensive Machine Training Curriculum and technical expertise.


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.

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.

Lesson 3: Cross Cutting

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

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.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!