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Tablesaw Basics from Fine Woodworking

By Taunton Interactive

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If you use a tablesaw, this is your must-have app for ensuring tablesaw safety, accurate setup, and proper use. Learn exactly what you need to know about safety, correct alignment, and essential cutting techniques, all brought to life with videos, touch screens, and more, from the experts at Fine Woodworking.

Our safe-start checklist makes it easy to inspect for potential problems before every work session. You'll master all the fundamentals thanks to detailed overviews of miter gauges, jigs, blades, and specialty cuts. And gain fresh new insights as author and furniture maker Kelly Mehler shares trade secrets for using tablesaws safely and efficiently.

With this take-it-anywhere app, you'll always be aware of critical safety issues and be ready to use your tablesaw like a pro.

What's included:

- Safety checklist with safe-start feature
- Complete setup guide: blade and fence alignment for long-term accuracy
- Tips for ripping boards to width
- Using a riving knife and shop-made push sticks for safety
- Crosscutting to length, using the miter gauge
- Cutting joints: miters, tenons, grooves, rabbets, and dadoes
- Shop-made crosscut sled for everything a miter gauge can't handle
- Shop-made jig for tenoning
- Shop-made jig for finger joints
- How to make a zero-clearance throat plate and auxiliary fence for the miter gauge, for chip-free cuts
- How to use dado blades to cut quick dadoes, rabbets, and tenons
- Expert tips from Kelly Mehler, author of The Tablesaw Book

And to continue advancing your skills, check out our apps "Router Basics from Fine Woodworking" and "Bandsaw Basics from Fine Woodworking."

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Customer Reviews

Sucker...yes I refer to myself! Don't waste your money!

I was very disappointed upon running the app when a link took me to their website within the first few pages misleading me by stating more information can be found upon clicking the link. The first page it comes to is an article from 2007 about a table saw recall. I couldn't read any other articles since I was prompted to pay for a subscription to read additional articles. Really? I just paid for an app that took me to the developer/seller's website where their most important front page article was about a recall in 2007 followed by a prompt to pay more money if I want to read additional articles. The information in the app is dated as well as the few videos and their website.


Not much more than a few magazine segments with some videos. For dollar it would be fine but at $6 I would expect a lot more depth. For just a bit more you could buy one there great books

Good intro app (magazine?) for table saws

The UI is spot on, the info is great, and the videos are informative. I'd give it five stars if it had a little more "replayabilty".

Tablesaw Basics from Fine Woodworking
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  • $5.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 161 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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