Surface Grinding the Top and Final Preparation
In this video, you will see the saw top being ground on a horizontal shaft Surface Grinder. As Bob Bois of B & V Grinding controls the machine, it is adjusted in .0001″ (one ten-thousandth of an inch) increments to provide not only a perfectly flat top, but gives the top (which was in very bad shape before grinding) the same quality finish you would expect to find on the best saws being sold. It’s impressive to watch how this was done.
Sears Contractor Saw Renovation Part 1 Evaluating the Saw
In this presentation, an old Sears saw (that most woodworkers would have thrown into a landfill) is shown in it’s present condition. The saw, which has a damaged top and more rust than you can imagine, is shown “as is”. The first part of a series, these videos will show how to turn “junk into a jewel” and is a “must see” for owners of old Sears saws that would like to make their saws “jewels” also. You won’t believe how poor the condition of this old saw is in, and if you watch the entire series, you will be amazed with the results of this project.
Sears Saw Renovation Part 2 Disassembling the Saw (Part 1 of 2)
In this video, (part 1 of a 2 part video) Jerry Cole illustrates the techniques needed to disassemble an old Sears saw that would be considered a “junker”. The saw is very heavily rusted, and the blade elevation components are completely seized up.
Sears Saw Renovation Part 2 Disassembly (Part 2 of 2)
In this video, Jerry Cole continues the disassembly of an old Sears saw that is seized. Using techniques that involve simple tools (and at times “brute force”) the saw is completely disassembled and is in preparation for “de-rusting” using electrolysis. (Electrolysis techniques will be shown in Part 3 of this series).
Sears Saw Renovation Part 3 Rust Removal Using Electrolysis
This video shows how the technique “Electrolysis” can be utilized to easily remove rust from a severely rusted Sears Contractor saw. The process is simple, and the results are very impressive.
Sears Saw Renovation Part 4 Top Preparation and Blanchard Grinding
In this video, we take a damaged, bowed, and rusty Sears Contractor saw top to B & V Grinding to have the top professionally ground to “better than new” condition. In this segment (Part 1 of 2) the top is machined flat on a vertical shaft grinding machine typically called a “Blanchard” grinder.
Getting Started With A Used Table Saw
In this video, Jerry Cole gives the guidelines that a person should consider when looking for a used table saw that would be appropriate in a woodworking shop. Topics covered include saw size and style, how to evaluate the condition of the saw before purchase, and other topics concerning things a “wannabee” woodworker should know before getting into the hobby.
Intro. to the TS2000 and TS2000 Ultra Saw Blades
Owners of lower powered table saws can sometimes have problems cutting pieces for their projects, especially when they are cutting thick hardwoods. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries demonstrates how proper blade selection can affect the performance of a table saw. One of the mmost interesting parts of the video is shown when ripping 1 3/4″ thick oak and 2″ thick rosewood boards using a “stock feeder” on a 1.5 horsepower Delta Contractor saw.
Aligning a Contractor Saw with the PALS
A Table saw must be in proper alignment to operate safely and efficiently. A Contractor saw can be extremely difficult to get into alignment when done the “conventional” way. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries demonstrates how the procedure is performed with the PALS kit. Instead of taking hours to get close, the entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes to get the saw perfectly aligned.
Blade and Arbor Run-Out
If your saw blade is not running perfectly true, it can cause saw marks and burns on the pieces you cut for your projects. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries demonstrates a simple way of determining the condition of the blade and arbor on your table saw,and explains how to minimize the problem.
Testing a Planer
The condition of a planer in a woodworking shop is very important. If it is properly maintained, it will produce pieces that are consistent in thickness with smooth machined surfaces. If it is not properly maintained, the thickness of the pieces machined will have an inconsistent thickness and surfaces that may require a lot of effort when projects are assembled. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries demonstrates a technique that will allow you to test a planer to insure is properly adjusted and maintained.
Testing Jointer Knife Position
A wood jointer that is not properly set up can cause a lot of frustration in the shop. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries demonstrates a simple technique for jointer set-up that will insure that the pieces being machined are perfectly straight, with a machined surface that rivals one produced by a planer.
Testing Drill Press Run-Out and Table Squaring
For a drill press to operate properly, the drill bit must run true, and the table should be perfectly square to spindle travel. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries shows simple techniques that will insure your drill press will operate at peak performance.
Cutting Pieces for Segmented Woodturning Projects
Introduction to POLYGONS
In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries gives a short introduction to his book on multi-sided projects titled “POLYGONS”.
How to apply the information in POLYGONS
Cutting multi-sided shapes in woodworking can be very difficult, with a lot of “trial and error” effort, especially if they need to be a specific size. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries explains how the information provided in “POLYGONS” will make the task not only easier, but a lot more fun.
Testing Rip Fence Alignment
A table saw fence that is not properly aligned produces burns and saw marks on the pieces that are cut, and possible “kick-back” and injury to the operator. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line industries shows an alignment technique for the fence that will insure that the problems above will be greatly reduced.
Testing Router Collet Run-out
For a router to provide peak performance, it is essential that the bit runs perfectly true. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industrates shows a technique that insures that the bit will run true, even if there is a chance of run-out caused by the router collet.
Testing Table Saw Alignment
Table saws that aren’t properly maintained can cause saw marks, burns, and “kick-back” that can cause injury to the operator. In this video, Jerry Cole of In-Line Industries shows the technique of saw alignment that establishes the arbor shaft square to the miter grooves on the saw top. This technique will insure that the saw blade is running parallel to the miter grooves, which eliminates the problems listed above.
SAW BLADES Building a Premium Carbide Tipped Saw Blade
This video shows the procedures used by Ridge Carbide Tool Company to manufacture “premium quality” carbide tipped saw blades. Where most manufacturers use a completely automated process, Ridge Carbide’s technicians “hand build” the blades, and inspect each blade at every step of the manufacturing process. This “attention to detail” guarantees each blade is a “premium quality” product.