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UPDATE:DVD Giveaway: Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety by Hendrik Varju

comments (24) September 6th, 2009 in blogs

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Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety by Hendrik Varju.
Passion for Wood, 2008.
$94.95 Canadian; 5 DVD set; 9 hrs, 55 mins.

Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety by Hendrik Varju starts off with 2 hours of step-by-step, set-up procedures. The DVD then moves on to a 3 plus hour section detailing procedural techniques and safety training. Some of the topics covered in this section include what kickback is and how to avoid it; how to set-up your splitter for optimum safety; and lots more. Finally, you are given detailed instructions for creating “the most important table saw jig of all - the crosscut sled”. This DVD set has been called “Private Woodworking Instruction in a Box” and in it Varju provides a detailed course in tuning and using your tablesaw.

Our Managing Editor, Mark Schofield, reviewed the DVDs in more detail earlier on our blog.  (And I'm told that Hendrik will have a new DVD title available on September 8, 2009).

Lucky Circuit Rider is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Check out the current giveaway for a chance to win a copy of American Furniture, 2003.

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Comments (24)

grizzlyman grizzlyman writes: I would love to see this take on tablesaw safty..
Posted: 7:18 am on September 22nd

dcupp dcupp writes: Sounds good and is something I need. Count me in.
Posted: 12:27 am on September 13th

malboz malboz writes: This certainly would help a newcomer with an old table saw, so much to learn and no manufacturers handbook to refer to. Thanks for the chance. Malb in Oz
Posted: 4:23 pm on September 11th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: Please count me in too.
Posted: 5:36 pm on September 10th

STEVEMARTINSEN STEVEMARTINSEN writes: Must always be aware to avoid kickback. I am more afraid of this than getting cut. It would be interesting to see his approach to this.

Most often efficient set up equates with safety.
Posted: 3:30 pm on September 10th

eoinsgaff eoinsgaff writes: Hey there, it would be great to be included in this competition...
Posted: 8:53 am on September 10th

TCB TCB writes: As I have recently bought my first table saw, this would come in handy :-)
Posted: 8:50 am on September 10th

sewerrat sewerrat writes: Sounds great. Like most woodworkers that are pretty new to the hobby, I could certainly use the help. I heard that over 38,000 people visit the emergency room each year, with table saw injuries alone. There are probably that many more who don't go to the hospital. Anyhow, I don't want to be either of the statistics.

Posted: 11:39 pm on September 9th

nava1uni nava1uni writes: I learn better by watching a video. I would love to learn more about my table saw and especially have a video that shows how to make a table saw sled.
Posted: 8:16 pm on September 8th

Deuce2 Deuce2 writes: Always interested in video content....saves so much time!!!
Posted: 7:35 pm on September 8th

slydogx slydogx writes: Yep, in
Posted: 5:44 pm on September 8th

Tyblack Tyblack writes: count me in too.
Posted: 10:59 am on September 8th

chairmannz chairmannz writes: Nice DVD just what the tool doctor ordered.
Posted: 4:12 am on September 8th

steveswhite steveswhite writes: Always looking for any tips to help setup and maintain my workhorse!
Posted: 11:30 pm on September 7th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: Yes, Please
Posted: 4:38 pm on September 7th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I love it, count me in too!
Posted: 2:10 pm on September 7th

chriszeigler chriszeigler writes: I have Hendrik's jointer and planer DVD, it is excellent. Count me in for this one.
Posted: 11:34 am on September 7th

nznix nznix writes: yes yes please
Posted: 3:01 am on September 7th

Sandtazam Sandtazam writes: A few years ago I was running a piece through the saw and pushing the board towards the fence. My left hanf slipped and my thumb touched the side of the blade. A shock went through my body like I fell off a cliff and hit concrete. I got lucky that time. I have taken many more precautions since then. The first precaution I've taken since then has been to rember that moment every time I use the saw. Don't taake the chance my fellow wood workers, the saw will win every time.
Posted: 1:21 am on September 7th

drllucas drllucas writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 10:34 pm on September 6th

jdp611 jdp611 writes: By all means, count me in.
After my share of avoidable accidents on the table saw, I'm eager to learn anything useful to guide me toward a safer way.
Posted: 8:38 pm on September 6th

mking mking writes: Add my name to the list.
Posted: 7:03 pm on September 6th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: sure! count me in
Posted: 3:54 pm on September 6th

baudi baudi writes: Yes, please.
Posted: 2:57 pm on September 6th

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