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.
Cut: A cut removing
from a block of wood so that the end (or
of the end) is angled other than 90°°
CUt: A cut with both a bevel angle and a miter angle.
Cut; A cutting
made against the grain of the workpiece.
Cut; A non-through
cut that produces
notch or trough
Gum: A sticky, sap-based
residue from hardwoods.
Kerr: The material
by the blade in a through
cut, or the slot produced
the blade in a non-through
cut or partial cut°
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
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.
(RPM)" The number
of turns completed
by a spinning
in one minute.
Ripping or Rip Cut; A cutting operation along the length of the workpiece.
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
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.