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First day with a borrowed tablesaw

02-03-2012 02:09 AM by RJH311 | 7 comments »

So today my uncle brought over a small benchtop tablesaw for me to use in making the small projects that I’ve been eyeing. Specifically, I made an end grain cutting board out of hard maple. It took me one pass of the saw to realize that the quality of your tools SEVERELY affects the outcome of any project. I’m very grateful that my uncle was kind enough to find a tablesaw for me to use but this makes me appreciate good equipment even more. The saw is 3hp and had quite a time trying to cut through the maple. I ripped 1-1/2” thick pieces 20” long and every pass the overload circuit breaker popped because it couldn’t handle the stress. I finally got through all ...

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