Coping Baseboards

Installing baseboards is one of the final trim jobs in a typical construction or remodeling project. In a perfect world all the inside and outside corners of walls would be perfectly square and one could just use a table saw or a Skil saw to miter all trim, baseboards included.

Make Your Own Table Saw Fence

More often than not, table saw fences on their own will cost you more money than you may have planned – and you may not get the weight you’d hoped from an aftermarket product. And if you have the time to research all the fences out there – why not take an afternoon and make your own for less?

Step 1: Rails & Table Extension

Get started on the rails and table extension by bolting a 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” length of angle to the table side, and situate it 3/8” below the tabletop. This will become the support for your third miter gauge slot. Next, bolt the same length across the back of the table, and place it just barely below the miter slots.

Easy Crown Molding

As even the most experienced handyman knows, crown molding is almost never easy – and it typically isn’t a task that a novice do-it-yourselfer would try to accomplish on their own. However, there’s a new solution for beginners that will allow almost anyone to install crown molding without the frustration of miter cuts!

A number of new products eliminate this step while still adding an upscale look to almost any room in your home, not to mention making it much easier to install.

DeWalt Table Saw Guide

 DeWalt Table Saw DW746 Woodworker 10-InchOne of the leading brands of power tools in the handyman’s arsenal is DeWalt, a reliable manufacturer of saws, drills, nailers, washers, and even heavy-duty work boots! But how does a DeWalt table saw stack up against all the rest, and what makes them a better option than other brands on store shelves? To give you an idea, here’s an overview of the main features and functions of DeWalt’s best table saws.

Heavy-Duty 10” Woodworker’s Table Saw – Model DW746

Table Saw Safety

As with any power tool the operator should be well versed in its use and safety procedures before attempting to use it. The operator should begin by checking these points:

    • Blade tightness

    • Double check the location of the off switch (in case of emergency)

    • Ensure the fence is set securely (if you are using a fence)

    • Alignment of the miter slot to fence, blade to miter etc.

    • The table area should be completely clear of all debris

    • Anti-kick back devices have been installed properly

    • Check the hood guard to ensure it is secure