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Jeff Heath

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 08:58 PM

Congratulations! A table saw is a great tool, but it is also a very dangerous one. Since you don’t have any experience using one, I would highly recommend getting a good book explaining all of the virtues of a tablesaw, and also how to set it up, and what the numerous dangers are with using it.

There is no ABC list of do’s and don’t’s with a power tool. It’s more of a very long and involved list that takes alot of time to learn. By having a written reference, you can start and stop when you want.

I used to teach beginning woodworkers in my shop. The tablesaw class was 8 hours, and even then I didn’t feel like I covered it all. That’s why I recommend a good book on tablesaw setup, and the important things to be aware of regarding stock preparation, etc…. so that you don’t hurt yourself.

-- Jeff Heath Heath Toolworks planes


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