Tag Archives: table saw

Pro Tip: Caring for Circular Saw Blades

Unless you’re whittling a piece that you chopped from a tree, all the wood in carpentry projects came into contact with a circular saw blade at some point. But the circular saw blade is easy to neglect. We know when the blade gets dull but how are you caring for circular saw blades between the time […]

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Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw Shootout!

Table saws are undeniably the kings of rip cuts on the jobsite and in shops. The concept is simple: Place a motor below a solid table to turn a blade somewhere in the 4000-5000 RPM range through the surface and watch the sawdust fly. The idea may be simple, but the reality is much different. How […]

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SawStop Vs Bosch Reaxx Flesh Detection Comparison

SawStop Vs Bosch Reaxx Flesh Detection ComparisonWe spent a lot of time setting up and performing tests where I put my hand in the spinning blade on both SawStop’s and Bosch’s jobsite safety table saw. We did the same tests for both saw and showed you the results. To say the least, they were illuminating. But those videos on their own […]

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How to Touch a Spinning Saw Blade

How to Touch a Spinning Saw BladeIf you haven’t already seen our other videos where Kenny Koehler puts his hand in a saw blade, you should check those out. Today, we took the SawStop jobsite table saw and put it to the ultimate test. How did we do this? By having Kenny again touch a spinning saw blade with the palm of his […]

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How to Touch a Spinning Saw Blade

How to Touch a Spinning Saw BladeIf you haven’t already seen our other videos where Kenny Koehler puts his hand in a saw blade, you should check those out. Today, we took the SawStop jobsite table saw and put it to the ultimate test. How did we do this? By having Kenny again touch a spinning saw blade with the palm of his […]

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Putting Your Finger in a Spinning Saw Blade

Putting Your Finger in a Spinning Saw BladeIf you thought putting your hand into a live, spinning table saw blade was hard to do—imagine doing it TWICE! This time, Kenny Koehler puts his index finger in the path of the Bosch Reaxx table saw blade. He does it to see how it fares with a front-of-blade contact. And let me tell you, putting […]

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Bosch Flesh Detecting Saw Review – Reaxx Table Saw

Bosch Flesh Detecting Saw Review – Reaxx Table SawJust two years ago, the only flesh detecting saw on the market was the SawStop table saw, but that’s all changed with the introduction of the Bosch 1041A. We already did a preview of the Bosch Reaxx table saw, but we finally got a chance to test it out in the PTR Shop and really dive […]

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Putting Your Hand in a Saw Blade – Bosch ReaXX Test Video

Putting Your Hand in a Saw Blade – Bosch ReaXX Test VideoKenny Koehler puts his hand into a spinning Bosch ReaXX table saw blade. While we DO NOT recommend anyone else try this at home—or on the jobsite—it is enlightening to say the least. We’ve got additional tests as well as a full jobsite table saw comparison between this tool and the SawStop JSS-MCA jobsite table […]

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SawStop Jobsite Table Saw Review JSS-MCA

SawStop Jobsite Table Saw Review JSS-MCAIt was during a time when I was in-between table saws that I first read about SawStop technology. Its safety features quickly impressed me as did the build quality of the tool. While I liked the design, I didn’t exactly have the room for a full-size cabinet saw in my little shop. When the SawStop jobsite table saw came out I […]

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Setting The Optimal Table Saw Blade Height

Setting The Optimal Table Saw Blade HeightWisdom From the Pro to the Apprentice Ask a group of woodworkers what the optimal table saw blade height is and you may soon be longing for the relative civility of a political or religious conversation. Opinions abound. Some say the blade should be no more than an 1/8 inch above the cutting surface while others […]

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