How To Operate A Table Saw?

Table saws are a common tool used in woodworking. They are often used to make long, straight cuts in boards. In order to operate a table saw safely, you must first familiarise yourself with the parts of the saw. The table saw has a blade that spins at high speeds. The blade is mounted on an arbor, and the arbor is attached to a motor. The motor turns the arbour, which in turn rotates the blade.

The table saw also has a base, which houses the motor and the arbour. The base also has a raised surface known as the table. The table supports the workpiece while it is being cut by the blade. The fence is also mounted on the base. The fence runs perpendicular to the blade and can be adjusted to various lengths. There is also a miter gauge, which can slide along the table, and it guides the workpiece so that it can be cut at the proper angle.

The next thing you should know about safety on a table saw is to never stand directly in line with the path of the blade. If you accidentally kick off a piece of wood or drop something on the saw while it is running, you could get seriously injured by being hit by the blade. When using a table saw, always use an anti-kickback device such as a push stick to help prevent kickback and maintain control over the workpiece you are cutting. 

The next thing you should know about safety on a table saw is to keep hands away from the blade. When you are using a table saw, never put your fingers under the piece of wood being cut because it can kick back and cause an accident. Keep your hands well clear of the path of any moving parts on the table saw. 

If you use an anti-kickback device like a push stick to help guide workpieces through the blade, always place it in front of the workpiece further than halfway across (2/3) before reaching the far side of the blade where there is no chance for catching overrun; this will ensure that if kickback occurs, it would push safely past you rather than pull into you.

Step By Step Guide How To Operate Table Saw?


Turn on the table saw


Place a wood piece onto the table


Align fence with blade and lock into place


Turn on the saw to allow it to reach full speed


Slowly lower the blade until it cuts through the top of the workpiece


Repeat steps 4-5 until desired length cut is achieved


Turn off the saw.


Unplug/Turn off the table saw when finished.

Parts Of Table Saw

  • A Table Top
  • Blade
  • Blade Insert
  • Fence
  • Fence Dog 
  • mitre gauge
  • Blade guards
  • Push sticks
  • Riving knife
  • Blade Angle & Height Adjustment
  • Rollers
  • Clamps

Table saws are a common tool used in woodworking. They can be dangerous if not operated with caution. The table saw has many features that should be taken into account when operating it, such as the blade height and angle adjustment, push sticks or blocks to help guide workpieces through the blade safely, and guards to protect from injury by keeping hands away from the blade’s path.

Always make sure to unplug the table saw before leaving it unattended or placing your hands under the piece of wood being cut, and turn off the table saw immediately if kickback occurs. If you follow these simple rules for operating a table saw, you will be able to avoid injury while using this powerful tool.