Using a Roller Stand and Outfeed Table
Follow these tips for creating a support system for long pieces of wood.
When cutting long pieces of wood on the table saw, it's important to have something to support the wood during the cut. A roller stand keeps the wood supported and traveling forward smoothly.
An outfeed table can also be used. If making an outfeed table, build it so it's the same height -- or slightly shorter than -- the surface of the table saw.
Ue a roller stand and an outfeed table together to work on sheet goods such as plywood.
Use a smaller roller stand for a drill press. This type of stand adjusts up and down for the correct height.
Another example shows the stand in a sideways position. As the board reaches the stand, it will tilt and flatten out to support the board. This is helpful because if the stand is set too high, it will still catch and hold the board. This stand also tilts to the other side, lifting the board up and away from the blade after the cut is made.
The Basics on Hand-Held Saws
Before power saws were invented, intricate cuts had to be made by hand. With enough patience, you can master the task. Check out these hand-held saws capable of a variety of cuts.
When making carefully crafted parts for furniture or cutting the same design into several pieces of wood at once, the band saw is the tool of choice -- and one of the most versatile tools available.
There are various circular-saw blades available, and choosing the right blade isn't always easy. This guide takes the guesswork out of finding the right blade for the job.
Using a Reciprocating Saw
DIY experts discuss the various types of reciprocating saws and the jobs for which they are best suited.
Table saws are versatile and useful tools for any workshop. Use this guide to find the best table saw for any project.
Solutions to Common Table Saw Problems
Use this expert advice to make cutting with a table saw a bit easier.
A scroll-saw can be used for everything from making intricate puzzle pieces to cutting through metal pipe.
The Basics on Cutting Dados
Use this guide to learn more about cutting dados.
Circular Saw Basics
From household to heavy-duty models, there are several types of circular saws available to help get the job done.
Tips on Using Cutting Guides
Cutting a long piece of wood can be difficult unless you have a great tool to assist you. Check out these guides that can make getting the perfect cut easy.
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