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The Fact Kit explains the amazing story about the famous and affordable MARK V 5-Tools-In-1 Complete Home Woodworking System that packs the five most needed woodworking tools into a single, easy-to-use machine. 
The best part is that if you have space for a bicycle - you have room for a MARK V.

Learn the real story of why over a million folks just like you own a
Shopsmith MARK V.

Table Saw Basic Cuts
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Figure 2-1. The six basic cuts: (A) crosscut, (B) rip, (C) miter, (D) cross bevel, (E)rip bevel, and (F) compound miter.
Setup and Features
Saw Blades
Special Table Inserts
Table Saw Safety
Blade Projection
Table Saw Speeds

Sawing--crosscutting (cutting perpendicular to or “across” the wood grain), ripping (cutting parallel to or “with” the grain), making miter joints and other joinery cuts--is the most common, most necessary woodworking operation. You'll spend most of your operating time on the Mark V sawing.

There are six basic saw cuts: crosscut, rip, miter, cross bevel, rip bevel, and compound miter (Figure 2-1). All other cuts, no matter how intricate, are combinations of these basic cuts. It is essential, therefore, to master the basic cuts in order to use the table saw to its fullest capabilities. In this tip, we concern ourselves primarily with crosscutting and ripping. It is interesting to note that perhaps ninety percent of all operations on the table saw are ripping and crosscutting. It should also be noted that the table saw should not be used in through--sawing operations without the saw guard in place. Warning: Always use saw guards and safety devices as recommended.

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