A few years ago, I was in the market for a new table saw. My decision was between a sliding table saw or a SawStop table saw (you can read more about my decision process in the three articles titled Why a Sliding Table Saw with a Scoring Blade?, Why Not a SawStop? and Benefits of … Continue reading Review of My Grizzly Sliding Table Saw (G0623X)
The table saw is probably one of the most feared tools in the shop. It has a bad reputation of being a finger-munching machine that likes to kick back. I believe most accidents are preventable. At the table saw, using the proper safety equipment such as a splitter or riving knife, featherboard or push block … Continue reading Use Tools Properly and Smartly
In Session 6 of the ongoing Maple Trestle Table build, I needed to cut two stretchers from a slab of maple and my sliding table saw was the best tool for the job. Note that I used a riving knife for every cut. Crosscut Fence I first crosscut the slab to length using the crosscut fence … Continue reading Benefits of a Sliding Table Saw
This bench was inspired after the Joinery Bench that Shannon Rogers brought to Woodworking in America. It was intended to simply be a taller workbench and I honestly did not know how useful I would find it (ask me in half a year). This small bench was built taller than normal (39.5") to allow joinery … Continue reading My Tall Workbench with Flair
Yesterday, at 2:05 pm, I decided that I needed to get my benchtop mortiser off my bench. I documented the process of building and mounting wall brackets live on Twitter and what you see below are the updates. This was useful because each update had a time stamp so followers could see the rate at … Continue reading Wall Brackets for Hollow Chisel Mortiser
First of all, if you are not familiar with SawStop technology you should look into it. Basically, the saw detects when the blade comes in contact with something conductive such as your finger. When that happens, the aluminum brake is rammed into the blade stopping the blade's rotation, saving your fingers. This video shows how … Continue reading Why Not a SawStop?
Most hobbyist woodworkers are impressed when they see my saw. It's a big piece of machinery, especially with the 5' sliding table and outrigger. And for many of them, it's something they've never seen, or even imagined before. When I tell someone who has seen this type of machine before, they nod in approval and … Continue reading Why a Sliding Table Saw with Scoring Blade?
Here's a short video (31 seconds) of me showing one of the many great uses of a sliding table saw.
Benchtop saws are the most portable. Most come with a folding stand of some sort and can be carried with relative ease. These saws are ideal for job sites because they are easy to transport but are good for a shop too. The tables are usually cast iron and may have stamped steel, aluminum, or … Continue reading An Overview of Table Saws