10 INCH TABLE SAW CUT DRIPS
In this article we are going to share with you how deep will a 10 inch table saw cut. This information is based on many years of experience and research. So if you have any questions or doubts please feel free to ask us in the comment section below. Also don’t forget to subscribe so that you get our latest content straight into your inbox!
Table Saw Cut Depth – What Is It?
The table saw cuts wood at various depths depending upon its design. Table saws come in different designs such as circular, square, rectangular and others. Each one has its own unique characteristics which determine the cutting depth it can cut. These include blade thickness, stock thickness, fence width and other features like depth stop and rip guard. There are two main types of table saws: radial and axial.
Radial tablesaws use a pair of wheels to move back and forth along the length of the workpiece while axial ones do not.
Radial Tablesaws Have A Lower Cutting Depth Than Axial Ones
Radical differences exist between radial and axial table saws when it comes to their cutting depth. With this in mind, we visited our good friend, Jacob, who runs his own carpentry business to see the different types in practice. While there, we got a chance to try out both a radial and an axial table saw.
The difference starts right at the beginning. To change a radial blade you need to remove the entire front cover of the saw and then switch out the blade. Flipping the switch on an axial saw, however, takes seconds and no disassembly is required.
But it’s when you start cutting that you really notice the difference. To test this we took a piece of pine wood, measuring one by four inches and made parallel cuts. We then measured the distance from the edge of each cut to the middle and made a note of the results. We repeated this process on both types of table saws.
The results were fairly clear and in favor of the axial saw. The radial saw cut a maximum of 3/16 of an inch, the exact distance of the blade from the edge of the stock. The axial saw, however, cut up to 1/2 an inch from the edge and sometimes even more!
This is great news for anyone using an axial table saw, as it means they can cut stock of a greater size. For example: if you had a board one foot wide and two feet long you could cut off a maximum of six inches from each end. This would give you stock that was one foot wide and one foot long – enough for a nice picture frame!
It’s safe to say, that if you had a table saw in your garage or workshop, the type of saw would affect the types of projects you could do.
The Different Depth Settings
Many new table saws have specialized depth settings for different types of cuts. With these settings, you can easily adjust the distance of the stock from the blade according to your needs. In addition to this, most table saws have what is known as a “rip fence”. This is a special bar which spans the length of the table saw just under the surface.
To make your desired cut, you place the stock on the surface of the table and then secure it in place with the fence. This helps to ensure that you make a straight cut every time. After you turn on the saw and get it up to speed, you slowly push the board through the blade. This is where a push stick may be handy!
Although some table saws come with their own rip fences, most don’t, so you’ll have to buy one separately. There are many different types and price ranges for rip fences so you should pick the one which best suits your needs.
Rip fences can cost anywhere between $30 and $200 and more, depending on the brand and quality. The cheaper models will probably need to be calibrated often, while the more expensive ones shouldn’t need any maintenance for a long time.
When you are picking out a rip fence, make sure that it is compatible with your table saw. In particular, make sure that the screws on the rip fence can fit into the slots on your table saw.
In addition to the rip fence, you may also want to buy some push sticks to keep your fingers safe! Push sticks look like small wooden hand-planes and help push the wood through the blade while keeping your hands away from the cutting area. Sometimes these are included with the rip fences when you purchase them but they can also be bought separately.
After all your research and preparation, you’re finally ready to do some wood working. You have a list of projects as long as your arm that you’re eager to get started on and a fully stocked workshop with everything you need!
Be sure to remember your safety guidelines and have fun!
Also: Don’t forget to take a break every once in a while to keep your hands from getting tired. Woodworking can be quite tiring if you don’t take 5 every once in a while.
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