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PV Audio
09-05-2005, 12:22 AM
got my table saw working and it ain't bad at all. only problem is that i am having a wee bit of trouble keeping the board aligned with the fence. any general tips on the saw or specifically how to saw large boards? thanks

:)

JimJ
09-05-2005, 12:24 AM
Use rollers or build an external table so you can keep the board level to the blade.

DBfan187
09-05-2005, 12:24 AM
C-clamp the fence in place?

PV Audio
09-05-2005, 12:58 AM
it has this like clamp thing already on it. it slides down the table and u push down on this lil cam and it locks it into place

Moe Lester
09-05-2005, 01:06 AM
just go slow, dont try and tear through it. apply force slightly towards the fence like in the pic. also, dont cut a piece wider than it is long. It will tend to wobble alot more and can be dangerous. once that blade grabs hold of it when wobbling, its gonna end up either in your stomach or several feet behind you.

for large boards, do what jack said.

audiolife
09-05-2005, 01:12 AM
and practice with some small scraps. be safe most of all be comfortable but not too comfortable ..respect it dont fear it lol

vettelovr1124
09-05-2005, 03:48 PM
It will tend to wobble alot more and can be dangerous. once that blade grabs hold of it when wobbling, its gonna end up either in your stomach or several feet behind you..
I've done that before in shop class...still have the scar on my forearm. 'Tis a bad thing to do.

kuijo
09-05-2005, 03:50 PM
Use push sticks for any small peices of wood.

analogkid
09-05-2005, 04:18 PM
i usually clamp a straight edge to the mdf and make 1 or 2 cuts with a circular saw so the pieces are workable on the tablesaw.

req
09-05-2005, 04:20 PM
lol, get somone to help you.

ripping 4'x8' sheets is next to impossible by yourself, unless you have TABLE saw, not a dinky bench saw ;)

PV Audio
09-05-2005, 04:33 PM
yeah i figured out that it was easier to just use the circular saw to get it nice and workable, then cut the baffles with the saw. still ned to get 'er level tho (my garage slopes towards the middle for a drain, so the ground isn't level).

PV Audio
09-05-2005, 04:43 PM
nice....

req
09-05-2005, 05:00 PM
Any bets on how long it'll take lemans to lose a digit ?

three days. ;)

i got $5 on this bet.

saywhat?
09-06-2005, 08:04 PM
if u have ur front back and sides, cut them ALL AT ONCE! u will NEVER get the same 13.5 inch or whatever everytime. u will never be exact 100% of the time. if u are 2 mm short, CUTE EVERY PIECE that should be that length if possible. cut a 48 inch piece at say 13.5 that way, u can come back and cut it at the length u need, and all ur pieces are the EXACT same height.

Buckshot
09-06-2005, 10:48 PM
if u have ur front back and sides, cut them ALL AT ONCE! u will NEVER get the same 13.5 inch or whatever everytime. u will never be exact 100% of the time. if u are 2 mm short, CUTE EVERY PIECE that should be that length if possible. cut a 48 inch piece at say 13.5 that way, u can come back and cut it at the length u need, and all ur pieces are the EXACT same height.


Now thats a **** good tip! If you can make that work, I would!

audiolife
09-06-2005, 10:56 PM
dont cut your fingers lol

InhumanAcura
09-06-2005, 11:10 PM
if u have ur front back and sides, cut them ALL AT ONCE! u will NEVER get the same 13.5 inch or whatever everytime. u will never be exact 100% of the time. if u are 2 mm short, CUTE EVERY PIECE that should be that length if possible. cut a 48 inch piece at say 13.5 that way, u can come back and cut it at the length u need, and all ur pieces are the EXACT same height.

if you have an accurate fence that isnt a problem

TypeRBass
09-07-2005, 09:35 AM
i made an extra piece for my table saw, its only supposed to cut up to 20"...but i added an extension and can cut as long as i want now :)

saywhat?
09-07-2005, 10:12 AM
if you have an accurate fence that isnt a problem


which the table saw lemans has, is not perfect. its only 180 bucks so this tip works wonders with what he has to work with.