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Popular Mechanics Workshop: Table Saw Fundamentals: The Complete Guide

The table saw is the single tool that turns the hobbyist into a real woodworker, capable of handling a range of challenging jobs. With expert advice, color photos, drawings, and exploded diagrams, Popular Mechanics reveals exactly what this all-important piece of equipment can do. This invaluable and instructive manual covers it all: cutting wood to precise dimension; making simple joints such as grooves, dadoes, rabbets, and miters; crafting jigs and fixtures; and doing advanced techniques, from molding to resawing. It even provides a visual "anatomy" of the many types of available table saws, along with guidance on maintenance and troubleshooting. A series of great projects includes Demilune Table, Bookcase, Blanket Chest, and Wall-Hung Tool Cabinet. A Main Selection of the F&W Book Clubs.

Series: Popular Mechanics Workshop

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Hearst (May 1, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1588163679

ISBN-13: 978-1588163677

Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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This book is one of the best for beginners. It goes into detail on choosing a saw, accessories, and teaching you some basic and advanced techniques, maintaining and troubleshooting. The last 30 pages are seven projects you can work on. Almost 90% of the book goes into the major topics, and the most information is regarding saw techniques and making jigs and fixtures.But keep in mind this is a beginner's book, nothing too fancy. There are other books for that. I also like Jim Toplin's Table Saw Magic too.

I bought this book after having checked it out from my public library. I decided it would be a good reference work to have in my shop. As a new woodworker, I am committed to learning how to do things correctly and safely. This book helps with both of those issues with lots of photos as well as text.

Unless your a professional craftsman, I think this book covers just about everything a weekend fixer-upper needs to know about table saws and how to get the most out of using one. It is easy to read, has good pictures and covers more than I will most likely ever need. A good book to have handy when working on your wood projects.

This book is packed with too much useful information. If I were to describe it I would have to write a book.One great plus that was not expected is extensive pantograph instructions with color pictures.What? You don't have one! Well take heart this book shows how to make one. So now you can get off the stick.

I bought this book for my husband because he checked it out from the library & couldn't stop raving about it. He is so thrilled that I bought it for him. He really loves this book!

This is my first table saw and my first table saw book. This book covers all the basics and much more. Nothing fancy just good solid table saw techniques that you will use a lot.

Great book for beginners and those who want to refresh. Originally borrowed from the library and decided we wanted to have a copy for ourselves.

This book is an awesome first book on scroll saw. It tells you everything you need to buy, use and maintain your scroll saw.

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