Making shims on a table saw is an easy process that can be done in a matter of minutes. In this blog post, I will teach you how to make shims using your table saw. This is a great project for beginners, and it can be completed in just a few simple steps.
What You will need:
Table saw with safety guards and push sticks attached, tape measure, pencil, or pen. A table saw is a great tool for many different things including making shims on your own. It’s important that when using any type of power equipment you follow all safety precautions to ensure no harm comes about because of negligence. The first step in this project is to decide what size shim you want.
Which Size Shim Do you need or want to create
the first step in this project is to decide what size shim you want. The next part of making a shim on your table saw is choosing which type of wood will work best for what its intended to purpose, and also which thickness would be most suitable based on that choice.
Generally, You’ll want a shim that is around ½-inch thick. If you are unsure of the thickness you need, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and go thicker rather than thinner.
With the measurements in hand, it’s time to cut your shim stock. Start by marking the dimensions you need on your wood with a pencil or pen. If you are using a tape measure, make sure to use the metric side so that you get an accurate measurement.
The last thing before beginning with the actual process itself would be to cut a piece of scrap wood into the same size as what you have chosen for your shim. This is so that when you start making the shims on your table saw, you will be using the correct measurements and not guessing.
Some other considerations: (safety, measurements)
The first step is setting up your table saw for safety. Make sure all guards and push sticks are attached properly before turning it on or plugging in power tools near any kind of water source like a sink or bathtub where they could accidentally come into contact with electricity while wet!
The second step is to measure out how much wood you need by using the scrap piece as your guide. For this project, you will need to make multiple passes of the saw blade in order to get the desired thickness for your shim.
The third step is always safety! Make sure that your hands are well clear of the blade before and during cutting. Now gently push the scrap wood through the saw blade making several passes until it’s cut all the way down to size.
Now Make the shims on the table saw with a jig
If you have a jig for your table saw, you can use it to make this process much easier. Simply clamp the scrap wood in place and run it through the saw blade as normal. This will give you a perfectly cut shim every time.
also, make sure to use a push stick with the jig so you don’t accidentally cut your fingers off while cutting multiple shims.
If you do not have access to or want to purchase specialized equipment like this then there’s another way and that is doing it by hand which can be done if necessary but it takes longer than using special tools such as those just mentioned.
Now that you know how to make shims on a table saw, go ahead and try it out for yourself! Be safe and have fun with this easy DIY project.
Table saws are great tools for many different things including making shims on your own. It’s important that when using any type of power
Now that you know how to make shims on a table saw, you can use this simple process for any number of projects around the home or workshop.
So there you have it. My method is about how to make shims on a table saw. This process is by no means the only way to do this, but it’s worked well for me. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the section below. I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Happy woodworking!