The mechanics of a table saw are pretty complex. If you are not familiar with the inner workings of the saw, it would be best to bring in an expert to tune it for you. There are certain steps that you need to follow in order to ensure optimum performance and prevent potential accidents at work. Although it may seem like complex machinery at first glance, the mechanics of a table saw are actually quite simple.
The blade is the most important component of this machine. This is the part that cuts through the wood. The shape of the blade is also important. You should make sure that it is cut at an angle that is just enough to allow for easy movement. This is necessary so that you do not accidentally slice the wood while trying to cut it.
Make sure that the teeth on the blade are clean and rust free. Rust can make the blade clog up and stop your saw from working. It can also cause the teeth to bend making it unsafe to operate. Make sure to keep the blade well oiled. There are some commercial products that you can use to keep the blades clean and rust free.
Make sure that the fence on the saw is sturdy. If there are any exposed nails, make sure to place a piece of wood between them to prevent any accidental nicks. If there is any sharpening material, make sure that you remove it before starting to work. You should also check the blade’s tension. Make sure that it is not too loose or tight.
The fine blade is the part that cuts through the wood. It is important to make sure that you lubricate it according to manufacturer’s specifications. It would be best if you take your saw for a professional inspection to determine the level of lubricant that is needed. There are also several ways you can extend the life of your saw’s fine blade.
First, make sure that the table saw is not running rough. By rough I mean that there is excessive noise produced during operation. Also, make sure that the saw is not cutting too fast. Excessive speed reduces accuracy.
If you find that the blade is sticking, it may need a few bits of metal shavings stuck in it. The saw’s arbor will wear out over time. You can add shavings to make it look like new again. If you don’t want to use the shavings, you can use plastic wrap. Wrap the metal shavings around a few times to give the saw an even more natural look.
If you regularly maintain your table saw, it will help lengthen the life of the saw. In addition, if you regularly go to the hardware store and buy new saw parts, you should be able to extend your saw’s life span for a good deal longer. Taking a few minutes to learn how to tune up your saw will pay big dividends in the long run.
If you frequently work on the same project, make sure that the saw is on the extension at all times. If it isn’t, the saw’s motor will be working harder than it needs to. It will break down sooner.
Clean the blade on a regular basis. If the blade is clogged with gunk or other debris, the saw will not be as efficient. Clogged saw blades also reduce the overall life of the table saw by limiting its ability to make crisp, clean cuts. Make sure to clean the blade between projects.
Periodically check the blade for any rust. This problem is relatively easy to fix. You just need to take the saw part off of the machine and gently rub the metal surface with a steel wool pad. Wipe away excess dirt and then polish the blade. This should improve the saw’s performance but is not difficult.
The above are just a few of the many tips available for repairing and/or tuning up your table saw. They deal with problems that may arise from normal use. However, if you’re experiencing an electrical problem in your saw, it is best to seek professional help at the very least. Your trusted local electrician can diagnose the problem and make sure that it is fixed. Tune-ups can be completed safely and quickly by experienced professionals.