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    Book recommendation?

    With my TS close to be ordered, I want to have some information about safety procedures as well as fine setting and tuning a TS. Is there any book that you can recommend? A search on Amazon showed me that there are quite a few and problably all cover more or less the same subjects but if any of you could recommend me one I would appreciate it.

    I can also look at free articles on the web, but that will be rather time consuming.

    Thanks in advance
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    Try Kelly Mehler's Table Saw books, Toni. I got to know him when I was doing the show circuit. Fine woodworker and very safety conscientious. His books were written a while ago but the information is still good.
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    One other recommendation, if you have a close public library, see what they have (don't know about Spain's library system). Unless it is a go to book, there are a lot of books I may reference at some time, being stored there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Try Kelly Mehler's Table Saw books, Toni. I got to know him when I was doing the show circuit. Fine woodworker and very safety conscientious. His books were written a while ago but the information is still good.
    Thanks a lot Carol, I will give it a try.

    Randall, I'm afraid that public librarys here do not have many woodworking books. Thanks for the suggestion, it may be my last resource.
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    I liked jim Tolpin's Tablesaw Magic book, but it is geared more toward conventional tablesaws as opposed to a European slider. Not sure it would have a lot of relevant info in your case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    With my TS close to be ordered, I want to have some information about safety procedures as well as fine setting and tuning a TS. Is there any book that you can recommend? A search on Amazon showed me that there are quite a few and problably all cover more or less the same subjects but if any of you could recommend me one I would appreciate it.

    I can also look at free articles on the web, but that will be rather time consuming.

    Thanks in advance
    WHat make and model of saw are you getting Tony?
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    There's the felder survival guide: http://www.davidpbest.com/publications.htm However (IMHO) its most useful if you have the shaper feature as the saw parts are more geared towards issues with the felder line (and more the older felder lineup at that, although much would still be useful on the newer ones the hammer is setup a fair bit differently in parts). For just the hammer saw platform I don't think I could recommend it for the cost.

    The hammer/felder videos are quite educational (if poorly discoverable) and I'd at least recommend watching the setup videos before arrival - would have saved me a bunch of time.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/helfel01/videos - keep clicking "load more" at the bottom since there are literally hundreds, only a handful are probably interesting though.

    Here are the handful I found most useful for the table saw:

    Hammer K3 overview:


    Setup videos parts #1, #2 and #3




    Making a rocking chair (includes some shaper work as well, but has a lot of saw work):



    If you just want a "how to tablesaw" guide the tauntons guides are generally decent enough (although I admittedly haven't read their tablesaw book so this is based on reputation and some other related books, I have the bandsaw book and flipped through the router book): http://www.amazon.com/Tauntons-Compl.../dp/1600850111
    They aren't nessecarily the "BEST" books but they're usually reliable enough - another caveat is that the slider does change the manner of work somewhat from a standard table saw so that complicates it a smidge, although you can re-figure most types of jigs to clamp them to the slider instead (and then they work better/easier to )

    You'll also want to steal Charlies version of the thin rip jig: http://www.solowoodworker.com/mm/rip.html
    His doc on using the slider is also quite useful (Thanks Charlie - I'd read it even before I knew you were on here, good stuff!): http://www.solowoodworker.com/mm/slider.html

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    Vaughn, Ryan, thanks a lot. I definitely will look at those videos, the TS will not arrive until January, so I have time to rearrange my shop ( I need to make some room for it) and be ready for the set up.
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    Just a wild card thought here, do any of you guys with one of these saws see any future potential of the likes of Felder doing a deal with Saw Stop to add their brake tech to the saw?
    Would seem to me if it were technically feasible that given the saws price point in the market place that the additional cost of the brake would not be a killer but rather add to the desireability and safety features.
    After Allens recent experience my next saw is going to be same as his.

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    Rob, there was another post where there was a link to an interview with the owner of Sawstop as well as the lawyer that has been trying the recent cases. In that interview, Steve Gass said he has no interest in licensing his technology, now that he has his own line of saws. That pretty well shuts down any possibility.

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