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The table saw is a key participant in many woodworking projects, therefore it is critical to ensure that the saw is performing at its best, and adjusted for perfect accuracy. A well-tuned table saw is capable of producing crisp, square cuts, and helping you to produce projects that come together as nicely as you had planned.
In a small shop, tool stands on casters allow you to reconfigure the space to work comfortably. But even with locking casters, tools may not seem stable when fixed. For a firmer platform, install swivel casters and a straight-line action clamp at each corner of the tool stand. Simply wheel the tool to where it’s needed and push the clamp handles down to lift the wheels off the ground. Attaching a protective furniture foot pad to the bottom of each clamp provides a no-slip, non-marring
For those occasions when you need a stable way to hold a board on its edge, turn to a tool that’s as old as woodworking itself—the wedge. I fashioned the wedge stands shown at right from scraps of 2x6 and a 3/8x6" bolt and nut. To make the stand, cut a 7"-long chunk from the 2x6 and drill a 1/2" hole centere d 2 1/4" from the edge and 1 3/4" up from the bottom. This hole reduces the likelihood of the stand splitting once the wedge is cut out. Mark the cutlines for the wedge as shown in the