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Rip Or Cross; Jointing And Squaring - Craftsman CompuCarve 183.217540 Operator's Manual

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ARNING:
From the standpoint
of safety, machine
longevity,
and output quality,
it is important
to follow
all instructions
concerning
the proper bit to be used for each built-in function.
For approved
router bits, visit the CarveWright
website.
Rip or Cross Cut
This function
is provided
to allow a board to be sized by width and/or
length.
A Rip cut (along the grain or long axis) will size a board to the
desired width; a cross
cut (across the grain or narrow axis) will size a
board to the desired length.
Once Cross or Rip is selected
from the Cross
or Rip Cut menu, prompts are made for the desired length or width of the
finished
board.
A Rip Cut will ALWAYS
be performed
to the far side of
the board and a Cross Cut will ALWAYS
be performed
to the right end of
the board as explained
in Figure 14. Finally there will be a prompt to Load
the 1/8" Cutting Bit (included).
If many pieces of the same width or length are desired, simply raise
the head, remove all material from the machine,
load a new the
board, set the sliding guide plate, lower the head, and press
Repeat.
Many times it is useful to run a jointing operation
after a rip to clean
up the cut edge.
If you intend to joint the board after ripping it, cut the material
slightly wider to allow for the jointing
passes that remove ~1/64" on
each pass.
Jointing and Squaring
Jointing
and squaring
operations,
which are often difficult on smaller
boards, can be done quickly and with extreme precision
using this built-in
function.
Squaring
ensures that the corner angle of the board surface is a
true 90 degrees.
Jointing
ensures that the edge of the board is a uniform
90 degrees
to its surface.
Squaring
is always done on the board end.
For
the Joint or Square function
the user will be prompted
to select either
Square or Joint.
If Square is selected the machine will ALWAYS
perform
the operation
to the left end of the board as explained
in Figure 14. If
Joint is selected the machine will ALWAYS
perform the joint to the far
edge of the board.
After selecting
the desired option the LCD will prompt
the user to Load a 3/8" Jointing
bit (not included).
Because
the software
limits the depth of the joint or square to 1/64"
(.015") the Repeat shortcut key is often used to quickly take
additional
passes.
To repeat a jointing
pass simply raise the head,
re-center
the board in the machine, re-set the sliding guide plate,
lower the head, and press Repeat.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
CompuCarve
TM
System (Rev 1.6) 09/27/06
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