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  • Q & A: Do blade stiffeners and stabilizers really help?

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, November 22, 2013
    Do Blade Stiffeners and Stabilizers Really Help? Q: I’m trying to get a super-smooth cut on my contractor’s saw. I’ve seen blade “stabilizers” for sale. Do they work? A: Two devices can help both standard and thin-kerf blades...
  • AW Extra 1/30/14 - Blade Alignment

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    Blade Alignment I made this rig to check the alignment of my tablesaw blade with the miter gauge slot. I don’t own a precision dial indicator, so I devised one using an ice pick and a continuity tester. First, I slid the ice pick forward until it...