Whenever somebody wants to start working on a home project they wonder which of the saws should they start using as they all bring something to the table. If you thought that your table saw was only used to cut wooden panels that you are underselling your table saw.
The saw can be used for so much more, but what is important is that you can also perfect your work or at least make it easier on yourself as long as you know a few tips and techniques that can be applied to almost any situation. Most of these tips are the work of years of experience in the field and some people used several products or techniques for years to fully explore its capabilities so they would come to a conclusion if something was good or bad.
We will now list some of the best table saw tips and techniques as pros don’t mind sharing their hard work as long as it helps more people with their setup and the way they do things when it comes to using their table saw.
1. The best Featherboard
When it comes to Fetherboards it’s important to get yourself the best you can find. Maintaining a firm grip on the boards is what the featherboards are made for, and even though they can be home made, getting a professional one is advised as they were made with lots of specific things in mind to help you with your clamping needs.
The magnetic featherboards are the way to go. With lots of previously owned featherboards, we have come to the understanding that the magnetic ones offer a much lower level of hassle and that they perform quite superbly.
2. Portable table legs
Having to make legs for a table or some other storage holder can be a tedious task for some. However, if you have a table saw this is one of the easiest ways we have devised quality table legs that can be used in almost all situations. Cut a piece of wood at about 1×6 size and then made one the same length as that.
After you have cut them out sand them with a piece of sand paper to make sure there are no splinters and stick them together using either a screw, glue or even both and form a corner with them. This way the two pieces of wood will create a table leg that will be able to withstand much more weight than the solo wood pieces and they also make for amazing stable legs.
3. How to change your saw blade without spilling blood
Changing the saw blade has chipped more than one skin piece on its owners. After many people had injuries that stopped them from performing at their 100% capacity they started buying the plastic blade locks that would help them remove the blades without any potential of injury. Just jam the plastic blade lock into the teeth of the blade and remove the screw that is tightening the blade.