|Forum topic by Skipio||posted 810 days ago||1518 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
810 days ago
Im new here, and am in awe of the amazing projects that people turn out. Im quite a long way from turning out anything as nice as these finished projects, and thats why Im posting.
I bought an old house last year, and like all old houses it needs some love. However, this one also came with a Craftsman 103.22451 table saw that was in the basement, as it was just too darn heavy for the previous owner to take out with him. Its a 10” cast iron top saw, and it seems amazingly well made. I have recently decided to fire it up to help me work on some of the many projects that I have ahead of me.
The thing is that I get some of the basics of table saw use, but honestly I dont know the finer points. Does anyone have any tips, or a reference, or a site they could point me to about getting this saw set up to be a good workhorse? Im not making furniture with it yet, but I would like to rip some boards and use it to cut some kerfs and things.
This past weekend I was using it to rip some plywood and a few boards, and I had lots of burn markings on the wood, which Im guessing has to do with either my blade not being sharp enough (they are older than me, I think) and/or the fence being out of alignment.
At any rate, I would appreciate any info or insight that anyone can offer!