Woodworking Machinery 101
Our top tips on woodworking machinery maintenance and techniques
When it comes to woodworking, talent is only half of the equation. Understanding how to properly maintain and use your woodworking machinery to its fullest potential is just as important. Browse our collection of top tips and get your machines humming to perfection.
Learn a quick and simple technique for sharpening jointer knives in-place
Expert techniques to make a planer cut safely and smoothly while avoiding snipe and tearout
Furniture maker Michael Fortune shows you how to properly set up your bandsaw for flawless cuts, every time
Use these techniques to set up your tablesaw blade for square and accurate cuts
Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of jointer/planer combination machines
Scour a cast-iron surface, then protect it from dampness
Learn to sharpen your hollow chisels for cleaner mortises
Using some scrap plywood, create a custom throat plate that guards against kickback and prevents tearout of sheet goods.