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How does the table saw work?

A table saw consists of a circular saw blade that is driven by an electric motor. The blade protrudes through the top of a table, which provides support for the material. A section of the table on the tablesaw in the 3D workshop slides. This sliding table allows for easier cutting of large sheets of material.

The blade on the tablesaw can move up and down to accommodate different materials. The angle of cut is controlled by adjusting the angle of blade. Adjusting the angle of the blade creates an angle on the edge of the material. The angle of the sliding table is also adjustable allowing for cuts that are not square eg. Triangles or parallelograms.

The blade is covered by the blade guard. This protects the user from the blade and acts as the extraction. It pulls the dust generated while cutting away from the material and the operator.

There is an adjustable fence, with a measuring tape, either side of the blade. This allows the user to set the dimensions of the piece they are cutting and ensure the cut is square.

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