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Thread: PLEASE READ!!! My first tutorial....Cutting Circles on a Table Saw.............

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    Wink PLEASE READ!!! My first tutorial....Cutting Circles on a Table Saw.............

    Since we don't have a tutorial section, I've decided to go ahead and post this here. I hope everyone finds this tutorial as enlightening as I have.

    I would like to present a tutorial on cutting circles on a tablesaw. I learned this very valuable information from a very wise ol' sage of a woodworker, 40 year building inspector, woodshop teacher and true fine craftsman. This is one of the first things that he taught to his students. I'll take it slow so everyone can glean the full importance of this lesson.


    Step one:

    NEVER CUT CIRCLES ON A TABLESAW!




    Thank you for your time.

    Last edited by Mark Rios; 12-27-2006 at 09:08 AM.
    Thanks, Mark.

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    Mark,

    Not sure why you think so. I think cutting circles on a table saw is no more risky then cutting a cove on an angle cut. Both are using the saw for unintended uses but can be done quite safely without risk to the operator.

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    You should also not cut tables on a circle saw....
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    Mark, I admit that you did have me wondering for a while when I saw the title of this thread.
    Cheers, Frank

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    It can be done............


    You use the same setup say like a bandsaw or router where you have a center point for rotation. In the case of a table saw you would have to have a circle at least 6' if you are




    STUPID ENOUGH TO DO IT.

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    You really got my attention with that one. Especially after spending the Christmas weekend with my son and his family. He is an emergency room physician and sees several finger amputations a month on guys just like us. He doesn't like me doing woodworking. Thinks something like buidling ships in a bottle would be much safer. Excuse me, I have circles to cut, see you at the bandsaw.

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    Mark. You crack me up! Jim.
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    I had a post deleted at another forum when I answered the question as to the difference between a table saw and a bench saw with

    "one is for building tables , the other for making bench's "

    mods didn't like that one

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    Ok. I bit.

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    LMAO.

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