In all cases, make certain
the receptacle is properly grounded. If
you are not sure, have a qualified
electrician check the receptacle.
Make sure this
to a known
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
ANTI-KICKBACK PAWLS – Prevents the
workpiece from being kicked upward or
back toward the front of the table saw by
the spinning blade.
ARBOR – The shaft on which the blade or
dado is mounted.
BEVEL CUT – An angle cut made through
the face of the workpiece.
BLADE BEVEL SCALE – Measures the
angle the blade is tilted when set for a
BLADE ELEVATION AND TILTING
HANDWHEEL – Raises and lowers the
blade or tilts the blade to angle between
0° and 45° for bevel cuts.
BLADE GUARD – Clear plastic cover
that positions itself over the blade while
COMPOUND CUT – A simultaneous
bevel and miter cut.
CROSSCUT – A cut made across the
width of the workpiece.
DADO – Special cutting blades that are
used to cut grooves in a workpiece.
FEATHERBOARD – When ripping a
workpiece on your table saw, this keeps
it firmly and safely against the rip fence. It
also helps prevent chatter, gouging, and
FREEHAND – Performing a cut without
using a rip fence, miter gauge, hold down
or other proper device to prevent the
workpiece from twisting during the cutting
GUM – A sticky sap from wood products.
HEEL – Misalignment of the blade.
JAMB NUT – Nut used to lock another nut
in place on a threaded rod or bolt.
KERF – The amount of material removed
by the blade cut.
KICKBACK – Occurs when the saw blade
binds in the cut and violently thrusts the
workpiece back toward the operator.
MITER CUT – An angle cut made across
the width of the workpiece.
MITER GAUGE – A guide used for
crosscutting operations that slides in the
table top channels (grooves) located on
either side of the blade. It helps make
accurate straight or angle crosscuts.