Select the blade designed for the lumber, plywood, veneers and laminates
with the negative hook angle that helps to hold the material flat to the table
and tight to the fence. Higher tooth counts with unique bevel configurations
and high-grade carbide produce chip and tear free cuts.
Layout cut marks so the best surface is up. This helps to assure accuracy and
eliminates torn grain.
Specialty Tool Tip:
Push the blade through the stock instead on pulling it through. By pushing
the blade through the board it is easier to control the feed speed. Plus it helps
to hold the material flat to the table, tight to the fence and makes the cutting smoother. Radial arm saws are the go-to tool for wide crosscuts because the
blade travels farther on the arm than with miter saws.
A stacked dado assembly on the radial arm saw is the fastest and most
accurate way to do multiple dados. Plus the shims in the dado assembly
can be stacked to precisely set the dado width to match the thickness of
Only use stock that is flat to the table and square to the fence. Control the
wood! This will eliminate binds.