Table Saw Safety

Table saw safety is of paramount importance – and it’s a hot-button legal topic. Not only is it easy to quickly get injured with these powerful woodworking machines, table saws are a foundation tool in most shops, so there are a lot of people using them – and that means widespread opportunity for mistakes. Here, you’ll find table saw videos, discussion of litigation that could affect your woodworking, safety tips and techniques and shop-made push sticks (as well as other table saw jigs and fixtures) to help you use your table saw safely and efficiently. Let the experts at Popular Woodworking Magazine show you how.

SawStop Contractor Saw: Assembly

If there’s a tool out in the woodworking arena that garners more attention these days than SawStop, someone please bring it to my attention. I see scads of responses on most forums about these saws and when I’m out talking with fellow woodworkers, I inevitably get asked about SawStop saws. Recently, SawStop introduced a...

SawStop Unveils a Less Expensive Cabinet Saw

In a move that will surely tighten the competition in the table saw market, SawStop announced plans to introduce a less expensive version of its cabinet saw that will use the same blade-stopping technology on its industrial cabinet saw and contractor saw. The SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw is expected to cost somewhere between $2,500...

Getting in Touch With Our Inner Europe

I think I was in the DeWalt booth when I suddenly felt the tide turn. One of the company’s product managers was explaining the new guard on the DeWalt jobsite table saw. It was one of the new riving-knife-based guards that all the manufacturers are installing on their machines to comply with new government...

And Where Do You Put Your Hand?

One of my favorite woodworking books is Cabinetmaking and Millwork by John L. Feirer. I listed it as one of my three choices for “Must Have Woodworking Bibles” in the Autumn 2006 issue of Woodworking Magazine. It was a high-school shop textbook; my well-worn copy carries a copyright date of 1967, and it is...

Riving Knives-Report from AWFS 2007

Riving Knives , Not Just for The Europeans Anymore Of all the new things appearing at this year’s AWSF show, the most exciting is the sudden appearance of true riving knives and sensible guard systems on a number of new table saws. The rules are changing, both literally and figuratively. Kelley Mehler, who wrote...

New Bosch Table Saw has European Guard System

If you’re thinking about purchasing a premium portable table saw, you might want to wait a couple months. We just got advance information about a new line of portable table saws from Bosch Power Tools with features that made us say: “We gotta test that tool.” The new Bosch 4100 series of 10″ saws...