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Making accurate cuts on a Table Saw
by Lorenz Prem on 04-18-2012 6:06 pm

Making accurate cuts on the table saw requireslittle dexterity and skill, if you take the time to set it upcorrectly. There a few simple steps to follow in order to produce aperfect cut. Let's take a look at what's involved.

Tune your table saw

A table saw is not a zero-maintenance tool. For perfect cuts thesaw must be tuned. No amount of skill can compensate for a badlytuned saw.

For a perfect cut, the blade, fence, and miter slots must bealigned correctly. If you skip this step, the saw not only

Table Saw Safety
It does not take much to work safely
by Lorenz Prem on 03-19-2010 6:30 pm

"Before we get started let's take a moment totalk about shop safety..." you probably know where this one isfrom. Norm's right, you have to understand how to operate yourpower tools safely. Safety glasses and hearing protection are thebasics of safety. On the table saw, however, they won't beenough.

Table saws have an exposed blade. Most injuries occur when handsor fingers touch the blade. You might think that it's easy enoughto keep your hands away from the blade, but every person injuredwill tell you they thought it was easy too

Zero clearance Table Saw Insert
by Lorenz Prem on 01-14-2010 9:41 pm

Zero clearance table saw inserts help tametear-out on the table saw. Unlike most stock inserts the zeroclearance insert supports the work piece right at the blade. Thiseliminates or greatly reduces tear-out on the bottom of the sheet.With a good blade and a zero clearance insert it is possible to cutplywood without tear-out on both sides.

You can buy inserts for almost all table saws. A shop madeinsert will be a lot cheaper and of equal quality.

So, how do I make zero clearance inserts in my shop?

Grizzly G1023 Tablesaw Review
by Lorenz Prem on 11-26-2009 6:53 pm

I bought my G1023 3 years ago. Since then it hasseen a lot of action. First and foremost this saw cuts straight andtrue. Everything I ever asked it to do, it did withoutcomplaining.

I only got the G1023 to bog down once by pinching the blade withplywood. On some thicker pieces cutting got slow, but was stillpossible. I would not worry about the motor or the saw's power. Thesaw may be too slow for production, but a hobbyist will find allthe power he needs. When not under load the motor produces thatbeautiful hum a finely tun

Wixey Digital Fence Review
One of the best upgrades for your table saw
by Lorenz Prem on 10-14-2009 5:29 pm

A digital tablesaw fence

A month ago I finally made the decision to upgrade my table sawto digital. I was making cabinets. The fence was moving in and outall the time.

Every time I dutifully measure the distance to the blade with mytape measure and straight edge. Each time I double and triplechecked. The results were always within 1/16 of an inch, but mymethod was time consuming and hard on the mind.

Enter the

Osborne EB-III Miter Gauge Review
Norm's miter gauge on the testbench
by Lorenz Prem on 04-28-2009 5:46 pm

Build quality

Straight out of the box all parts had flatfaces. I checked this using a straight edge and feeler gauges. Theoverall construction of the gauge is solid. All parts fit securelyin place. Assembly is quick and easy.

First apply the non-stick tape to the bottom of the gauge tomake it slide smoothly across the table. The triangle frame of thegauge just snaps together.

You have the option to apply grip tape to the face of the fence.The grip tape is not smooth, but still supports the workpiece p

Recent Reviews
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"This saw replaced a Delta Unisaw in my shop. It's rock solid, powerful, and well made. Fence rivals Biesemeyer or Unifence. Worth the price, IMHO."
"Excellent performance but tough to use at high speed with soft wood, tends to drive too deep before impact kicks in."
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"A quality sander that performs well day in and day out. Not the best dust bag, that's minor for me. Fits well in my hand and no fatigue with prolonged use."
"A good option for those looking for their first saw, or those looking to upgrade from a "portable" job site saw. Buy a decent blade and you'll be happy."