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post #1 of 7 Old 08-17-2016, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Table Saw tricks & tips

Hello

Was wondering if there were any tip or some general table saw advice about table saws or the Bosch GTS10J table saws ( in particular, which I now have)

Advice such as invaluable add-on's like this (or is it?)

https://www.amazon.com/AccuRemote-Di...n%3A3242350011

or any MUST do's or don'ts

Any tip/advice would be gratefully appreciated

Thanks.
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Welcome here to this friendly WW forum. IMO no matter what brand, size, or style, the TS can become the heart of most woodworking projects. Many magazine articles and single issues, as well as books do offer "tips/advice/add-on's" to make your TS more versatile. Jim Tolpin's book "Table Saw Magic" is a good starting point to get ideas of accessories to add to your TS, plus the easy tune up and adjustment of your TS. Enjoy your stay, and be safe.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-18-2016, 08:51 AM
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That's a bit much for a post here

My suggestions include:
1. get a subscription to a woodworking magazine or find used copies.
2. Go to You Tube and view the most popular woodworker's videos, Fine Woodworking, WWGOA, Wood Whisperer, Stumpy Nubbs, others.
3. There are books on the subject and DVD's from Amazon, Woodcraft, Peachtreeusa, others.

Woodworking Talk has tablesaw safety threads, maintenance threads, tablesaw jigs, sleds etc.
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f27/

You will just have to do your own research, it's not a simple question with a 2 paragraph answer.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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this seems like a good. resource

http://newwoodworker.com/dilindjiguse.html

but those dial indicator's do not seem cheap, are they worth it?
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not really necessary for woodworking

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this seems like a good. resource

http://newwoodworker.com/dilindjiguse.html

but those dial indicator's do not seem cheap, are they worth it?
Woodworking tolerances are usually within 1/32" to 1/64". Machine adjustments are usually within 0.01" to 0.05", IF you can measure that close. I have never used a dial indicator to make an alignment on the tablesaw and I get acceptable accuracy and burn free cuts. If a blade starts to burn, it's either dull or gummed up. Soft woods gum up a blade much more quickly than hardwoods.... hey, that's a "tip" ...

If the blade has been working fine then suddenly burns, could be the fence got whacked and it should be realigned.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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You can align your saw quite well with an ordinary steel straightedge, plastic drafting triangles, and a set of calipers, all of which can be had for a few dollars.

Maybe some woodworkers need the machinist-level accuracy a dial indicator can provide. I personally have not reached that point in my woodworking career, and I suspect it will be some time before you do either. So I'd skip the dial indicator until you feel like you need it.

Wood Magazine ran a tablesaw tune-up article a few years ago that I used to align my cheap little jobsite saw with good results. I don't remember which issue it was in offhand but I'm sure you can find it online.
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Here is a story about using dial indicators if you are not familiar with them:

Pat and Mike came over to America on the boat together.

On the day they arrived in Philadelphia they found a room and that night they vowed to find jobs the next day.

On the evening of the next day they compared notes.

Pat: "So, Michael, did ya find any work?

Mike: "Nay, nodda bit, Paddy. And you?"

Pat: "Aye. Found work in a tool factory. Don't ya know, they works to a thousandths of an inch!"

Mike: "A thousandths of an inch!!"

Mike ponders this for a moment and then asks:

"Paddy, how many thousandths are there in an inch?"

Pat: "Sure, Michael, and I don't know. From the looks, there must be millions of them!"
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