Table Saw, Band Saw and Router: Fine Woodworking's Complete Guide to the most Essential Power Tools

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9781561589289: Table Saw, Band Saw and Router: Fine Woodworking's Complete Guide to the most Essential Power Tools

In this book, professional woodworkers give all the information tool owners wished came in the owner's manual plus much more - what to look for when buying a table saw, bandsaw, or router, and how to tune them up for optimal performance. The information is presented in an accessible, easy-to-understand way, making this a quick reference as well as a comprehensive handbook. All the information is up-to-date and thoroughly researched.

The section on table saw, the cornerstone of any woodworking shop, is written by the recognized authority on the subject, and covers all basic operations including ripping, crosscutting and handling large stock. The section on bandsaw, a deceptively simple device, stresses the importance of tune-ups for optimum performance. The section on router covers bits, accessories, and a wide variety of routers, and surveys the router's many uses -- from edgework to cutting joinery.

Excellent color photos and a clean, friendly layout give this book on classic woodworking tools a fresh modern look. This clearly illustrated and photographed volume will quickly become the standard reference and is a must-have title for any woodworker. Buy this book before you buy the tool.

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About the Author:

Kelly Mehler, of Berea, KY, has been building furniture professionally for more than 20 years. Considered the expert on the table saw, Mehler also gives workshops across the U.S. on table saw techniques. A frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking, the author has also appeared in the popular Taunton video: Build a Shaker Table.

Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee.
Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio and a contributing editor to "Fine Woodworking,"
Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality handtools. He lives in Warren, Maine.
Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking.
Gary Rogowski, a contributing to "Fine Woodworking," operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland Oregon.

Pat Warner is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Versatile Router.

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