How to Use Basic Woodworking Tools : Using a Table Saw

by Robert
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How to properly use a table saw; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on woodworking tools in this free instructional video.

Expert: Kevin Mouton
Bio: Kevin Mouton has spent the last four years making custom, high end, solid wood and veneer furniture for local and national clients out of a shop in Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker: Paul Raila
Video Rating: / 5

Wednesday of this week, I traveled to Washington, MO to attend an Estate Sale. It was one of those two family sales. The guy who owns the woodworking tools is alive and well but is downsizing and I suspect he’s looking for one of those assisted living units.

I picked up some items and thought all the way back home, that if I had more money, I would have bid on this or that. You know how it goes. Oh well, when I get what I just got, all situated and in its place, I’ll attend another sale in the future.

I didn’t do too bad for only spending 0.00.

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  • Otha Gulbranson
    June 18, 2016

    You should go to woodprix if you'd like to make it yourself guys.

  • Aimee Holmes
    June 18, 2016

    It's difficult to start a wood working project. I had wasted so much time & cash on my previous projects. Next, I discovered the reason, that's I didn't have a detailed program & diagram. I always let things even worse when it can be fixed very easily if I had some experience. Then I discovered a wood working program which contains all the detailed diagram, ideas & guides – it help me lots.

  • putupjob
    June 18, 2016

    I liked the video and I liked the notes.  
    The video was informative for the 1-2-3 basics. 
    The notes were informative for the additional safety comments. 

  • Andrew Goodrick
    June 18, 2016

    Recently cut off the tip of my thumb during kick back.
    I couldn't find my pushstick. It'll be fine right?
    Use your damn pushsticks people

    (For those interested: Reattached, works fine. No feeling though. Could have been much worse. Sucks to not be able to feel screws you're trying to pick up)

  • Ron P
    June 18, 2016

    6 to 4 inches is the minimum without a push stick. Most say 6 some say 4".Had he had a blade guard fine. No blade guard ? Then he should of used a push stick. And to the guy who says the blade should be all the way up ?? Seriously ? Really ? Ha. The blade being high is easier on the saw but more dangerous than a blade just clearing the wood. Some say the gullet should be flush with the top of the wood being cut.

  • Ron P
    June 18, 2016

    If you are going to post a demonstration on how to use a table saw then you owe it
    to the viewers to do so in a safe manner. This demonstration failed on that end.

    Long sleeves. They weren't real loose but they were long and could have
    gotten caught in the blade. He should of at least mentioned it as this
    demo is meant for beginners.

    No blade guard !!!
    Ripping a board less than 6 " ,some say 4 use a push stick. He would have fine. But no blade guard so he should have used a push stick.

    I

  • Marius
    June 18, 2016

    Long sleeve, inches from the blade?

  • kennytorens
    June 18, 2016

    @JoshuaZamora
    Thank you so much for recommending
    me that program at the site:
    TopWoodWorking.info
    It made my wooden artwork perfectly
    good and the quality was great. Thanks
    to that book and videos which guided
    me throughout the process..:))

  • joek0617
    June 18, 2016

    @woods7878 user should be using a push stick unless cutting something like large sheets of plywood

  • joek0617
    June 18, 2016

    @Ryanty12 yes it does, you use push sticks, they can get cut up a lot more than you finger, and you can make more of them

  • jjenson2006
    June 18, 2016

    One thing I always do is roll up my sleeves. If this guys sleeve caught that blade, it would be all over for him.

  • jjenson2006
    June 18, 2016

    @morganbowen No you don't. The blade always cuts at a downward angle. The blade height has no bearing on kickback. It should be adjusted just above the height of the wood for a smoother cut.

    You only need a push stick if the piece you are cutting is very close to the blade. As long as you curl your fingers around the rip fence there is no risk of your hand getting pulled in and cut by the blade.

  • Muromecnatural
    June 18, 2016

    хуйня

  • Oliver o niell
    June 18, 2016

    nice to see an expertvillage video that doesnt suck

  • morganbowen
    June 18, 2016

    Terrible advise…adjust your blade all the way up so it does not kick back, you want the blades to cut the wood at a downward angle. Use a home depot push stick and keep your fingers away from the blade!!!!

  • Audiolaboratory
    June 18, 2016

    I can't see anything for these annoying captions!

  • TheManlyMan77
    June 18, 2016

    You are right. Beginners may not see. I concur.

  • Rip Tear
    June 19, 2016

    I'm with you really, I'm not one to knock ppl trying to help others. I'm a Sheet Mtl worker by trade and have witnessed plenty of bloody accidents.

    It's good you still have all your fingers and are smart enough to notice the extra room and to keep your fingers away. Some beginners may not be so observant or as careful as you. It is nice ppl can learn anything online and I don't want to discourage anyone on either end, teacher or student. Peace Man.

  • TheManlyMan77
    June 19, 2016

    I agree you must be safe. But what is being said in these comments is not necessary.

    And for your information I am the son who learned this way. A push stick is only necessary if you don't have much room for your fingers. in this video he had plenty.

  • Rip Tear
    June 19, 2016

    Not trying to be confrontational, but….I clicked this video months ago because of the title, I assumed it was for beginners, as a pro wouldn't need to learn 'basic wo tools-table saw' Would you encourage a beginner, such as your son to 'never use a push stick? Does it hurt to use one? 20 minutes? ..seconds.

    Although, is it a 'cool' thing? wouldn't want to be any less of a man now, have fun, watch ur fingers.
    Why are you using a stick now, no tips?
    Peace.

  • Dead Man Tools
    June 19, 2016

    Great job on the video

  • RJBWoodTurner
    June 19, 2016

    Wow Ron,
      You hit the jack pot at that estate sale. You really got some nice tools at a great price. I really like that Rigid sander and man could I use those clamps. You did a nice job on the video too, you should consider doing a project build video sometime.

    Regards,
    Bob

  • J.D. Ransom
    June 19, 2016

    Great find!  

  • Ron Briz
    June 19, 2016

    I'm enjoying my new shop toys that I purchased at a recent estate sale.