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Posted on Need some advice on table saws

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 05:41 PM

Regarding the table saw acquisition, I am a little late to the party since you already bought one. My usual advice is twofold with table saws. Belt driven saws are better because if the motor burns up or is under-powered you can replace it without replacing the whole saw. A high quality sharp blade is worth more than the saw when it comes to accuracy and cutting speed. I used a cheap Delta home center special for years with expensive Amana or Freud blades and had great success.

As for as squares, flat squares like framing squares can be adjusted into square with a pencil, a sheet-rock wall and a hammer. Just draw a straight line, put the square down on it then flip across the perpendicular line and see if it lines up. If the square is off you adjust it with a hammer and a center punch. You can also test a flat square with a level on a wall.

Good luck with the new saw. I bet you come up with a lot of new projects before the week is over. I recommend getting on youtube for jig building projects. Stumpy Nubs is a great series that is worth checking out.

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