STEP 3: CUT 2 - MAKING A RIP CUT
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The Rip Cut (cutting workpieces to WIDTH) is another common table sawing operation.
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When making rip cuts that are 2" to 6" wide, always use a Push Stick for safety. When you're ready turn on your Shopsmith, adjust speed to “R” (3500 RPM) and push your stock through the cut.
When making a Rip Cut that is narrower than 2", it's best to use a Fence Straddler -- or a shop-made device of your own design to push your stock through the Cut.
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Now that you've made the two most common Table Sawing cuts, you're ready to move on to the next Woodworking Operation -- using the Drill Press. Watch your Mailbox for the Drill Press email, Coming soon!
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- Knowing Your Machine
- Getting Ready
- Table Saw
- Drill Press
- Horizontal Boring
- Disc Sanding
- Over-Table Router
- Under-Table Shaper
- Making a Project