David Yeoman

I'm a technical writer who writes in-depth articles for readers wanting uncomplicated explanations for creative topics made difficult by industry jargon. I'm a woodworker, metalworker, landscape photographer, writer, Python and PostgreSQL programmer, and pilot. Freelance after 42 years in the corporate world, I have an MBA in Technology.

David Yeoman

Today’s table saw review is for the SKILSAW SPT99T-01 Portable Table Saw that runs an 8-1/4 inch blade driven through SKILs legendary worm-drive gearbox. We’ll look at the SPT99T-01 for quality, capability, and value for money while comparing it against a few of its contemporaries. I’ve learned in over 30-years of woodworking that your choice …

SKILSAW SPT99T-01 8-1/4 Inch Portable Worm Drive Table Saw Review Read More »

Today’s comparison is between two serious brands, with the chosen table saw models the SKILSAW SPT99 vs. Dewalt DWE7491RS. We’ll look at the designs, capabilities, and accessories and select the table saw providing the best value for money while identifying the different uses suited to each. Frequent readers will know that I owned and enjoyed …

DEWALT DWE7491RS Vs SKILSAW SPT99 Worm Drive Table Saw Read More »

In this article, I’ll be comparing the DEWALT DWE7491RS vs Bosch 4100XC-10 table saws. Both saws are manufactured by well-known and respected brands and I’ll be looking at their strengths and weaknesses. We’ll identify which saw offers the best value for money and highlight the different mission profiles suitable for each. I must make a …

DEWALT DWE7491RS Vs Bosch 4100XC-10 – Which Table Saw Is Better? Read More »

There comes a time in every woodworker’s life when your table saw surface isn’t big enough to cope with a job you’re doing. Short of buying a new table saw, how can you make the saw bigger to safely make the cuts you need? I recall the first table saw I bought over 30-years ago. …

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Today I’m reviewing the┬áMetabo C10RJS 15 Amp 10 in. Table Saw. We’ll look at the saw from the perspective of quality, capability, and overall value for money. We’ll also compare it against a few alternatives to allow you to make the best purchasing decision. My passion for woodworking began over 35 years ago, and I …

Metabo HPT (Hitachi) C10RJS Table Saw Review Read More »

This article will introduce the featherboard, an accessory for use on table saws. We use table saws to achieve accuracy when cross-cutting, ripping, or bevelling timber. Yet, we gain that accuracy only when the wood is held flat to the table along its length and the edge is running flush along the rip fence. Any …

Table Saw Featherboard – What Is It And How To Use It? Read More »

You own a table saw to make accurate, square, and parallel cuts to timber using the rip fence and miter gauge. When we work with shop-bought timber, even rough-sawn pieces, dimensional accuracy is rarely a problem for us. However, if you’re like me, you have a pile of off-cuts and salvaged timber stacked in the …

How To Square A Board With A Table Saw Read More »

Table saw specifications usually quote a no-load rpm. I often receive questions about the importance of this figure and whether it matters when making a buying decision. Quick AnswerIn reality, while no-load saw rpm matters in saw design, this metric is not critical to the buying decision. There are other more important considerations which we …

Does Table Saw RPM Matter? Read More »

In this article, I’ve looked for the best budget table saws to recommend for newcomers to woodworking. After sifting through six budget table saw options, I decided the DeWalt DWE7485 8-1/4 Inch Table Saw offers beginners the best mix of price, sturdiness, accuracy, and quality. Investment in a good table saw is a must if …

Best Budget Table Saws For New Woodworkers (2021 Review) Read More »