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If You Want To Buy a Table Saw, Know Your Need To Understand Your Woodworking

By Edited Jul 7, 2014 0 0

The following are regular table saw and woodworking terms, key phrases and meanings.

Know more about these woodworking terms for installing, adjusting or running a table saw.

Anti-Kickback Pawls (radial arm and table saws) -- A tool which, if properly installed and managed, is built to prevent the workpiece from getting propelled back toward the front of the saw while performing a ripping operation.

Arbor -- The shaft that holds the blade, extending from the drive mechanism.

Bevel Cut -- Cutting a workpiece with the blade from any angle except for 90 degrees to the table surface.

Blade Guard Assembly -- A metal or maybe plastic safety appliance which is attached on the blade. Itperforms by stopping the user from inadvertently touching the blade.

Compound Cut -- A cross cut made with both a miter and a bevel angle.

Cross Cut -- An operation of cutting or shaping accomplished over the width or the grain of the material.

Cutterhead -- This is a revolving cutterhead that features adjustable knives or even blades. The blades or knives get rid of material from the workpiece.

Dado Blade -- Blade or set of blades that are used to cut grooves as well as rabbets.

Dado Cut -- Cutting process which uses a dado blade to saw a flat based groove in the workpiece.

Featherboard -- A safety device to keep the workpiece against the table top as well as the rip fence.

FPM or SPM -- It means the movement of the blade in feet per minute or strokes per minute.

Freehand -- Performing a cut without the workpiece being guided by a miter gauge, fence or other device.

Kerf -- The gap or resulting cut in the workpiece during a cutting operation.

Kickback -- A situation in which the material is propelled back to the owner at high velocity.

Miter Cut -- A cutting process created with the material at any perspective to the blade besides 90 degrees.

Non-Through Cut -- Conducting a cut when the blade doesn't cut through the thickness of a material.

Parallel -- Having equal distance apart at each point alongside two given planes or lines.

Perpendicular -- Intersecting lines or planes forming right-angles. For example, the blade is perpendicular to the table surface.

Pilot Hole (drill presses) -- A small hole drilled into a workpiece that serves as a lead for drilling bigger holes precisely.

Push Stick -- A piece of protective tool being utilized in pushing the workpiece on a cutting procedure. It's employed more frequently throughout rip cutting thin workpieces. The aid helps keep the users hands clearly off the blade.

Rabbet -- Cutting procedure that creates an L-shaped channel on the edge of the material.

Resaw -- A cutting operation to minimize the width of a material to generate thinner pieces.

Resin -- A sticky, sap-based element which has hardened.

Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) -- The number of turns completed by a rotating object in a single minute.

Rip Cut -- Utilizing the rip fence to cut through the length of the workpiece within a cutting process.

Riving Knife/Spreader/Splitter -- A metal plate which maintains the kerf opening in the wood throughout a cutting procedure and it's situated at the rear of the blade.

Saw Blade Path -- The spot over, beneath, at the rear of, or in front of the blade. As it pertains to the material, that region which will be or has been cut from the blade.

Set -- The outward bend (or set) range of the tip of the saw on the face of the table.

Snipe (planers) -- If the workpiece isn't appropriately supported, it generates a depression at possibly end of a work piece through cutter blades.

Straightedge -- Device utilized in examining parallelism, flatness, or perhaps the consistency of the surface.

Thin Kerf Blade -- The kerf or fullness of a blade slimmer than a regular blade.

Through Cut -- Cutting process in which the blade cuts completely from the width of the workpiece.

Throw-Back -- If the workpiece is dropped to the blade or set inadvertently in contact with the blade, the tossing back of a workpiece is made.



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