|Forum topic by woodworm||posted 09-16-2008 08:32 PM||3007 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-16-2008 08:32 PM
I am used with Left Tilts table saw. I do not encounter any problem with bevel ripping by setting the wider side of the lumber on the right of the blade. And with the fence on the right of the blade, I have pretty ample space to hold and push the board through. When the cutting is completed, the thin portion of the lumber would drop (or tilts slightly to the left of the blade) and rests on the table so there is no way it can catch the teeth of the blade.
Now my concern is with my new Table Saw which is Right tilts and supplied with one-sided fence face. And there is no way I can place the fence to the left of the blade. In this situation, I think I may have problem when making bevel ripping. If I make bevel cutting by placing the wider side of the lumber against fence(which is right to the blade), then the thin portion of the lumber may drop and rest on the blade when the cut is completed. This may cause a kick-back eventhough not as strong as when the workpiece is pinched between the blade & the fence. Alternatively, by placing the thinner portion of the lumber, I may not have good space to hold and push it safely.
For your info, I have no chance yet to try making this cut on my new saw. I am expecting to receive it in a month or so. Thus my concern might be baseless. I am just figuring out possible problem.
Any idea or experience you would share is very very much appreciated.
-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.