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woodworm

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09-16-2008 08:32 PM

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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.


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woodworm

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#1 posted 09-16-2008 08:42 PM

Attached is the pic of the Table Saw mentioned in the topic. Where is the picture?
...LOL another problem, how to attach a pic? I’m lost….

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 09-16-2008 09:11 PM

You are correct…

A bevel ripping with right tilt blade and “Long fence” on the right is very dangerous. The piece is trapped between the fence and under the blade and it can lead to a severe kickback especially, if the wood is a “Reaction wood” but you never know till you cut…

I have a right tilt blade TS and I’m cutting bevels with the fence at the right of the blade but…..with “Short fence” and “Riving Knife” (not Splitter)...in this case, the wood is never trapped and can “spring” to the right at any point of the cut.

Please go to this post to see the “Short fence” (roll through all the post to see some more ideas)
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/4128#reply-47932

I would like to show you a few pics of bevel cut but…

WARNING – DO NOT TRY THIS METHOD WITH “LONG FENCE” OR WITHOUT A RIVING KNIFE

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Regards
niki

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#3 posted 09-16-2008 09:39 PM

Thank you Niki.
Your answer and very clear pictures really helps me to clear my doubt. I never have the idea if without your very illustrative pics. This one of many good things with this LJs, a source of very good fast reference.
Thank you again, and again.
Take care and work safe

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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