Table saw articles

These table saw articles from Sears PartsDirect help you get the best possible results from your machine. From the answers to common questions to maintenance tips, we can help. For more DIY advice, check out our table saw repair help section for common symptoms and their causes as well as step-by-step repair instructions.

Table Saws

Articles and videos common to all table saws

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts.

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

April 1, 2015
Table saw common questions.

The answers to these common questions can help you make the most of your table saw.

March 23, 2015
How to make basic cuts with a table saw.

Learn how to make basic cuts using a table saw.

March 10, 2015
How to use a table saw safely.

Learn some of the basic rules for safely operating a table saw.

March 10, 2015
How to maintain a table saw.

Learn how to keep your table saw in good working order

Symptoms for table saws

Choose a symptom to see related table saw repairs.

Main causes: worn motor brushes, bad drive motor, faulty overload switch, using an improper extension cord, binding saw blade
Main causes: saw dust build up, blade elevating and tilting mechanisms need lubrication
Main causes: dirty saw blade, dull or damaged saw blade, blade alignment needs adjustment
Main causes: blade alignment needs adjustment, worn blade, bevel positive stops need adjustments, bevel pointer needs adjustment
Main causes: lack of power, broken on/off switch, bad motor overload, broken power cord, bad drive motor
Main causes: worn motor brushes, faulty drive motor, using an improper extension cord

Repair guides for table saws

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your table saw.

April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a table saw motor brush set

Worn motor brushes can make the table saw motor run weak. Here’s how to replace them.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to adjust a table saw blade

If the table saw isn’t cutting parallel to the miter gauge groove, adjust the cutting blade following the instructions in this repair guide.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
April 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a table saw drive motor

You can replace a table saw drive motor that is weak or won't run. Here’s how.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less