Table Saw

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Machine Proficiency


In order for an individual to advance in machine proficiency they must demonstrate ability to perform certain actions or tasks. All levels include abilities and concepts from lower levels.

This section is primarily for student workers.

Level 0

Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:

  • Knowledge for Proper Use
  • Safe materials for use with the table saw
  • Basic safety precautions (sleeves, headphones, hair, body awareness)
  • Attire, do’s and dont’s, etc
  • Locking & unlocking, starting the machine

Individual understands the concepts:


Level 1

Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:

  • Set blade height
  • Set fence distance
  • Straight cut (with and without push stick)
  • Crosscut with sled and with miter gauge
  • Cutting grooves

Individual understands the concepts:


Level 2

Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:

  • Angle cuts
  • Changing a blade
  • SawStop override with key
  • Miter joints
  • Lap joints

Individual understands the concepts:


Level 3

Individual has demonstrated they are capable of:

  • Machine Management
  • Managing error codes
  • Changing SawStop mechanism
  • Changing writhing knife

Individual understands the concepts: