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Tip #27
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Table Sawing

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Practically without exception, every project a woodworker builds begins by cutting your component workpieces to size. If your project is comprised entirely of straight-edged stock, your cuts can usually be performed most efficiently with a table saw. However, if you're planning to crosscut a small amount (1" to 6" or so) off the end of a long (8-foot or longer), narrow board, a hand-held circular saw, power miter box or radial arm saw may be a more practical solution. Although you can perform this crosscutting operation with a table saw, the optional saws mentioned above are more ideally suited for crosscutting long boards since cumbersome workpieces can remain stationary while the saw blade is moved across their surfaces.

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