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5-1/2-in. circular saw
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Arbor: The shaft on which the cutting tool is mounted.
Bevel Cut: A cutting opera-
tion made with the blade at any angle other than 90 ° to the plane of the workpiece.
Chamfer
Cut: A cut removing
a wedge
from a block of wood so that the end (or
portion
of the end) is angled other than 90°°
Compound
Miter
CUt: A cut with both a bevel angle and a miter angle.
Cross
Cut; A cutting
or shaping
operation
made against the grain of the workpiece.
Dado
Cut; A non-through
cut that produces
a square-sided
notch or trough
in the
workpiece
(requires
a special
blade),,
Gum: A sticky, sap-based
residue from hardwoods.
Kerr: The material
removed
by the blade in a through
cut, or the slot produced
by
the blade in a non-through
cut or partial cut°
Kickback:
A hazard that can occur when the blade binds or stalls, throwing the
workpiece back towards the operator°
Miter CUt: A cutting operation made with the blade at any angle other than 90 ° to
the fence.
Non-Through
Cuts: Any cutting operation where the blade does not extend com-
pletely through the thickness of the workpiece, such as a dado cut.
Resin: A sticky, sap-based substance that has hardened.
Revolutions
per Minute
(RPM)" The number
of turns completed
by a spinning
object
in one minute.
Ripping or Rip Cut; A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece.
Saw-Blade
Path: The area over, under, behind, or in front of the blade, as it applies
to the workpiece, or the area that will be or has been cut by the blade.
Set: The distance that the saw-blade tooth is bent (or set) outward from the face of
the blade.
Spindle: The shaft on which the cutting tool is mounted. Also called the Arbor.
Through Sawing: Any cutting operation where the blade extends completely
through the thickness of the workpiece.
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