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How To Troubleshoot Table Saws

Table saws are used for straight line cutting. The cuts can include cross cutting, ripping, cutting, beveling and cutting compound. Table saws are also great for joinery and carpentry, because precision adjustments with table saws lend themselves to this type of work. Many table saw are designed for wood products and composition. Do not use for metal unless the manufacturer specifies that it is OK.


Inspect the blade if you are not satisfied with the quality of the cut. Make sure the blade is not dirty or turned off. If so, clean the blade, have it sharpened or replaced. If the blade needs replacement, make sure you do it with the correct type. Compare a new one with the existing sheet. Different blades are appropriate for different cuts, make sure you are using the right blade for the cut you need. Check the different types of sheets at your hardware store and compare features.

Check that the blade is not mounted upside down. If so, set it up and try again.

Check that the fence is correctly fitted if the fence does not work properly. Make sure the rails are not dirty or sticky. Tighten the adjusting nut. Look at the instruction manual to identify the position of the adjusting nut. Adjust the hands of the clock.

Clean underneath front bar and front axle.

Make sure that the blade is not deformed or damaged if it has excessive vibration. Also make sure the saw is firmly bolted to the work bench, too.

Verify that the wood is not deformed if the cut is jammed. Replace it, use a different piece of action. Link can also be caused by work feed too fast, so slowly.