0All rip cuts need to be performed with a rip saw blade and a rip fence. The ripping bade makes sure smooth, precise cuts and the rip fence helps guide each workpiece and support as it passes through the saw. As with all through cuts, you must also utilize your blade guard while rip cutting and although the miter gauge is needed for some techniques (like cross cutting workpieces), it should not be utilized while making rip cuts.
Through Rip Cuts
Before beginning each rip cut, make sure your table saw's motor is off which the saw blade has entirely stopped spinning. Next, set the blade to the required tilt angle and adjust the blade's elevation to roughly 1/8-inch above the workpiece. After the blade has actually been properly changed, position the rip fence for your rip width and lock it into location.
NOTE: Bear in mind that major injuries may take place when ripping operations are tried freehand or poorly: if you are unsure about the functionality or mechanics of your rip fence, please describe its handbook. It will be abundant with realities, ideas, guidelines or other details you might be searching for (with regard to your rip fence, at least).
Next, position your workpiece so that the grain deals with the saw blade head-on and runs parallel to the rip fence. Ensure the workpiece is flat versus the table top and flush versus the side of the fence. Engage the saw and, utilizing both hands, smoothly, progressively push the workpiece to the blade. When pushing a workpiece through the blade, you must constantly maintain at least 6-inches (in every direction) in between your hands and the saw blade. Any closer is just too close.
If your hand that is furthest from the fence approaches the 6-inch zone, you may either remove that hand entirely and continue the cut with one hand, or you may reposition this hand near your other hand for included support. If your particular cut requires that the rip fence be positioned too close to the blade to use a push stick (this might take place where board lengths are extremely narrow), you might use an auxiliary fence and push block to make the cut.
KEEP IN MIND: At the end of this post you will likewise find directions for utilizing a push and constructing stick, auxiliary fence and push block.
Continue pushing your workpiece towards the rear of the saw until it clears the blade. Wait and disengage the saw till the blade has actually come to a complete stop before retrieving the cut-off portion of your workpiece. When rip cutting workpieces that are longer than approximately 4-feet, utilize rollers, an out-feed table or a similar support system to keep your workpiece from falling off the back of the table.
All rip cuts must be performed with a rip saw blade and a rip fence. The ripping bade ensures smooth, precise cuts and the rip fence assists support and guide each workpiece as it passes through the saw. As with all through cuts, you need to also utilize your blade guard while rip cutting and although the miter gauge is needed for some techniques (like cross cutting workpieces), it should not be utilized while making rip cuts.
After the blade has been correctly changed, place the rip fence for your rip width and lock it into place.