How To Cut With A Table Saw

Learning how to cut with a table saw is a quick process. However, making detailed cuts up to 1/32 inch takes time and practice. Table saws are a common woodworking tool and are intended to create a variety of woodcuts. They can cut grooves, notches of duck tail joints, as well as large sheets of plywood divided into two. CAUTION is key when using table saws. There is no forgiveness for any part of the body that comes into contact with a moving blade.


  • Draw a straight line on the board where you want to cut.
  • Place your body in a solid position that allows you to move freely throughout the cut you are performing. The table saws 2017 should be off during this process. Bend your knees so you are able to move through the court motion with body control. This will help prevent injury.
  • Insert the wood into the blade so that the blade cuts down and into the wood. Push the wood into the rotating blade.
  • Use the fence as a guide when cutting straight lines, grooves or grooves on the boards. For cuts that are close to the fence, I use push sticks to hold the wood against the guide and to push the wood through the blade. Push rods allow you to keep your hands away from the blade.
  • Guide wood across the blade without using the push rod or close if the piece allows you to keep your hands at least 6 inches from the blade. Use both hands to do this, one on each side of the sheet.

Tips & Warnings

Wear safety goggles when using power tools.

Keep your hands away from the blade at all times.