The proper operation and use of a table saw for cutting wood.
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The table saw is the most efficient way to cut long pieces of lumber such as plywood or MDF. I’m going to show you how to do it. Couple of things to keep in mind, when you’re using a table saw safety first. Obviously there are a couple of considerations. Number one safety glasses, always wear safety glasses. The rotating blade can whip up sawdust or the little chunks of wood that could harm your eyes so definitely wear that. Also, the blade is housed in the sheaving of this whole entire unit. What you need to do is crank that blade up to the thickness of your material which in this case is three-quarter. So, I’m going to go a little bit more than that. I’m going go a 16th over three quarters of an inch. Also, the width of the material for our purposes, this cut needs to be 21 inches. You operate this thing called a fence; this is your width gauge in terms of how wide they need that piece to be cut. So, you measure from the edge of the fence to the inside of the blade 21 inches just like that. Also, if you’re cutting a long piece like eight feet, I recommend you either have (a) A helper to receive the wood on the other side or (b) A table that can also receive the wood. In our case, this is only five feet so it won’t be an issue. Very simple to do, let me show you how. Operating a table saw is just that simple. Obviously I want you to make sure when you are using it, safety first. I often recommend that you stand off to the side because this saw has a tendency to kick material back toward you. If you’re directly behind it, it could hit you. If you’re off to the side, you’re safe and protected. I’m Eric Stromer, go on, use yourself a table saw.
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