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Posted on Table Saw - Should I be using these items? And mounting router

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 03:16 PM

For me, I have found that thin kerf blades are only useful if I’m trying to eke out a bit of oomph from an under-powered tablesaw. Really, I think they are not worth it. I now use the best standard 1/8” blade I can afford.

Yes, featherboards are a good thing – when needed. They are NOT needed for every cut.

Nothin’ wrong with the plastic push stick, but I’ve made push blocks and sticks of all sorts for different purposes. I DO suggest that you make, not buy, what you need when you need it.

On my router tables, I have used phenolic insert for a medium-sized router and it was fine. For the big old router I have now, I have an aluminum insert, which easily handles the greater weight.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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