How to Select Table Saw Blades: Woodworking for Beginners #2 – Woodworkweb

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  1. Hi Colin, I've just changed my 24T blade for a 80T to use with plywood. Done it all according to the bool but the saw is making a terrible noise so I switched it off immediately – cant fathom what I've done wrong – Help?u

  2. Hi Colin:
    When I was in high school back in the mid 60's, my instructor taught us there were two types of blades based on the relation of the angle of the carbide face and the center hole of the blade. One type, (and I forget which), the angle of the face of the carbide, (with a straight edge placed against the face of the carbide), set the straight edge further away from the center hole. The other type set the straight edge closer to the center hole. The difference being, one is for a table saw and the other for a cross cut miter saw. I can not find any information on the internet explaing this.

    Is there a real difference in blades with respect to whether they are mounted on a table saw or cross cut miter saw based on the angle of the carbide tooth?


  3. Hey Colin are we going to go shoot some plasma guns? Haha love the Chanel. Very odd to hear that imtro music. Thought I might of accidenlty selected the wrong video.

  4. Great video. I enjoy every one of yours I've watched. One "Ooops" – go to the ~ 2:00 point in this video – and listen to what you say when concluding your comments on the Crosscut blade. You call it a "Ripping blade" several times. This could be Very confusing to a true "newbie" to woodworking and using power saws. I suggest you edit it – and put a "pop up" dialog box stating the blade is Not a Ripping blade – rather a Combination blade.
    In your "Woodworking for Beginners – 1" video you started out with THE MOST IMPORTANT thing First – SAFETY! I applaud you for that. You mentioned hearing protection and eye protection.

    I have 2 points regarding them: properly inserted foam-type ear plugs provide Significantly More sound attenuation than ear muffs – and I find them easier to "tolerate".
    You said "eye protection" – and some may think that $1 "readers" from a discount store is all they need. Please point out that proper eye protection entails "Safety lenses" in the frames; that $1 "readers" from the discount store don't cut it. (Intentional pun.)

    Lastly, re: Safety: Sawdust "control" (capture), especially the "fines", is VERY IMPORTANT. We need to be sure to minimize our exposure to that dust – both breathing-wise as well as just exposure to our skin. There are "allergic reaction" properties in a lot of the wood we cut. I know woodworkers that have had SEVERE "breakouts" / reactions to the saw dust generated when using their table saw, jointer, and sanders.
    To my point here: A Respirator should be worn – most especially when working a long list of woods known to be allergenic or toxic. Most of them are "tropicals/exotics" but some folks will react/break out from a number of the "domestics".

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