How To Use A Table Saw?

A best sliding saw table is used to cut very long or very wide elements, for example large panels, laminate sawn lengthwise, doors, etc.

It provides a stable support for precision work. Here are a series of practical tips for using a saw table.

Blades

  • Choose a blade suited to the material to be cut (wood, plastic, etc.).

  • If you want a precise cut, take a blade with many teeth. For faster, coarser work, opt for a blade with fewer teeth.

  • Before you saw, check if the blade is still sharp.

Replace the blade

After replacing the blade, check if it is still 90 ° to the work surface. When tilting the machine, also check whether the cutting angle is correctly adjusted (eg 45 °).

Miter cutting guide

The miter guide (on either side of the blade) is adjustable for miter cutting.

Parallel cutting guides

A saw table usually has one or two cutting guides parallel to the table.

They adjust to hold the workpiece in place as it slides under the blade.

Adjusting the cutting depth

Adjust the cutting depth so that the teeth of the blade protrude max. 6 mm from the material.

Start by measuring the thickness of the material to be cut, then adjust the cutting depth by adding a few millimeters.

Security

  • Do not stand just behind the blade, but slightly to the side to avoid injury from kickback.
  • Never put your hands near the moving blade.
  • Do not press too hard on the workpiece. Work with calm and regularity. You may use a piece of wood to push the piece to be cut.
  • When using the saw, always wear hearing protection and safety glasses.

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