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.Continue Reading