Table Saw book reviews

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Blog entry by AbenakiMan posted 10-20-2008 06:35 PM 1038 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Has anyone read a good Table saw book like the one offered by Mr Hylton on Routers or the Bandsaw book by Lonnie Bird? I just bought the Hitachi C10FL and want to be sure it’s tuned properly, if that’s possible. I just took it out of the box and it appears to run fine but it’s not as quiet as everyone claims it should be. Perhaps because I had the blade rolled up as far as it would go. Anyway, I checked the blade against the miter slot and all that appeared to be fine. Any suggestions?

-- AbenakiMan

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#1 posted 10-20-2008 11:29 PM

I have not read either of these books, but both of them have come highly recommended to me:

The Accurate Tablesaw, by Ian Kirby

The Table Saw Book, by Kelly Mehler

Is the Hitachi a direct-drive saw, or is it belt-driven? Usually the direct-drive saws are louder, from what I understand.

My recommendation: Put on the hearing protection and make some sawdust :).

-- Robb

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#2 posted 10-21-2008 12:43 AM

Thanks Robb. Looks like a good place to start.

-- AbenakiMan

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#3 posted 10-21-2008 02:38 AM

I just take a look at the ad from Passion for Wood . .. the instructional DVD . . . at the bottom of the page. I popped over there this evening and this guy has a video (10 hrs I think) on how to fine tune and set up a TS. Looks interesting.

EDIT: The ad is on the bottom of the LJ page. Sorry.

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