Kreg®Rip-Cut Guide.

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All rip cuts should be carried out with a rip saw blade and a rip fence. The ripping bade guarantees smooth, accurate 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 required for some techniques (like cross cutting workpieces), it ought to not be utilized while making rip cuts.

Through Rip Cuts
Prior to beginning each rip cut, make certain your table saw's motor is off and that the saw blade has entirely stopped spinning. Next, set the blade to the needed tilt angle and adjust the blade's elevation to around 1/8-inch above the workpiece. After the blade has actually been effectively changed, position the rip fence for your rip width and lock it into location.

NOTE: Bear in mind that severe injuries might happen when ripping operations are tried freehand or improperly: if you are unsure about the functionality or mechanics of your rip fence, please refer to its handbook. It will be abundant with truths, suggestions, instructions or any other information you might be searching for (with regard to your rip fence, a minimum of).

Next, position your workpiece so that the grain faces the saw blade head-on and runs parallel to the rip fence. When pushing a workpiece through the blade, you should always maintain at least 6-inches (in every direction) in between your hands and the saw blade.

To prevent placing your hands too near to a spinning blade, there are a couple of other positions or approaches you can use. Initially, if your hand that is outermost from the fence approaches the 6-inch zone, you may either get rid of that hand entirely and continue the cut with one hand, or you might rearrange this hand near your other hand for included support. Remove both hands and use a push stick (this is often included with your table saw)if both of your hands approach the 6-inch zone. If your specific cut needs that the rip fence be placed too close to the blade to utilize a push stick (this may occur where board lengths are very narrow), you may utilize an auxiliary fence and push block to make the cut.

NOTE: At the end of this short article you will likewise discover directions for constructing and using a push stick, auxiliary fence and push block.

Continue pressing your workpiece toward the back of the saw until it clears the blade. Wait and disengage the saw up until the blade has pertained to a complete stop prior to recovering the cut-off portion of your workpiece. When rip cutting workpieces that are longer than roughly 4-feet, utilize rollers, an out-feed table or a similar assistance system to keep your workpiece from falling off the back of the table.


All rip cuts should be carried out with a rip saw blade and a rip fence. The ripping bade ensures smooth, accurate cuts and the rip fence assists support and direct each workpiece as it passes through the saw. As with all through cuts, you ought to likewise utilize your blade guard while rip cutting and although the miter gauge is needed for some techniques (like cross cutting workpieces), it must not be used while making rip cuts.

After the blade has actually been effectively adjusted, place the rip fence for your rip width and lock it into location.
0All rip cuts should be carried out with a rip saw blade and a rip fence. The ripping bade guarantees smooth, accurate 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 require...