Figure 3-1.A shop radial arm saw.
Figure 3-2.Tilt-arbor bench saw.
the cutoff gauge, held firmly, and fed through by
pushing the gauge along its slot.
The procedure for cutting stock at an angle
other than 90° (called miter cutting) is similar,
except that the cutoff gauge is set to bring the
piece to the desired angle with the line of the saw.
For ordinary ripping or cutting, the saw blade
should extend above the table top 1/8 to 1/4 inch
plus the thickness of the piece to be sawed. The
vertical position of the saw is controlled by the
depth of cut handwheel, shown in figure 3-2. The
angle of the saw blade is controlled by the tilt
handwheel. Except when its removal is absolutely
unavoidable, the guard must be kept in place.
The slot in the table through which the
saw blade extends is called the throat. The throat
is contained in a small, removable section of the
table called the throat plate. The throat plate is
removed when it is necessary to insert a wrench to
remove the saw blade.