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Winter 2013-2014

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  • Q & A: How tight does my blade have to be?

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 3, 2013
    How tight does my blade have to be? Q: I have a heck of a time loosening the arbor nut when I switch blades on my tablesaw. How hard do I really have to crank on that nut when I tighten it? A: Don’t knock yourself out tightening that arbor nut!...
  • 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...