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.
Solutions to Common Table Saw Problems
Use this expert advice to make cutting with a table saw a bit easier.
The Basics on Cutting Dados
Use this guide to learn more about cutting dados.
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.
Blog Cabin 2009: Q&A with Phillip Richardson, Greenstone Builders Inc.
An expert answers building questions about the DIY Blog Cabin 2009.
How to Make an A-Frame Wine Rack
Learn how to make a simple wine rack that brings together the natural wood and neon rope.
How to Prepare for Building an Arch or Pergola
The right tools can make all the difference when preparing to build an arch or pergola. Learn how to make your project a success with these basic tips.
All About the Most Common Types of House Construction
Learn about the basic types of home construction, including foundations, walls and roofs.
How to Safely Build and Maintain Arches and Pergolas
Before starting a garden project, it's necessary to take the right safety precautions and learn how to maintain your arch or pergola for a lifetime.
Tips for Using Fasteners as Temporary Joints
Knock-down fasteners create temporary joints for furniture. They long have been used on projects ranging from store-bought bookcases to decks.
We love to DIY. You love to DIY. Let's get together.More DIY Social
See the latest DIY projects, catch up on trends and meet more cool people who love to create.Make It. Fix It. Learn It. Find It.
- Spring Home Maintenance Guide
- Spring Colors for the Garden
- Keeping Lawn and Garden Tools in Shape
- Flowering Bulbs Planted in Spring
- Quick-Growing Spring and Fall Vegetables