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2.6 Gang Rip Saw


  • Pre-Operation Checklist is a prerequisite for ANY operation.
  • Stock is fed in smooth continuous motion past blade with proper feed rate while controlling stock movement and waste removal.
  • Stock is supported at in-feed & out-feed.
  • Blade is completely stopped before reaching to the rear or over it.
  • Proper stance and hand position are demonstrated.
  • Stock is held securely against the fence (when utilized)
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Operator is aware of work zone and safety precautions to others
  • Correct body posture utilized during machine operation
  • Operate machine safely, standing clear of kickback zone
  • Material properly staged at in feed & out-feed
  • Clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
  • Lock-out/Tag-out procedure is in place and followed.
  • Material is suitable for its intended purpose and checked prior to cutting for bowing,cupping, twisting, surface cracks, knots, sap, wood worm, grub holes, rocks, staples, nails and gun shot
  • Initial trimmed cut edge is evident on entire length of material and exhibits smooth uniform saw marks with minimal burning and no back cut heeling
  • Trimmed edges are straight and parallel
  • Process is completed in a timely manner

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

  • Verifies tool is properly guarded and covered.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and proper use of all machine specific controls.
  • Ensures Anti-Kickback fingers are free of debris and functioning properly.
  • Verifies dust collection operable/operating.

Level 2

  • Selects and properly installs correct blades.
  • Verifies Chain Groove Insert is intact to prevent fall off from binding
  • Calibrate fence (and laser - if equipped) for alignment with blade
  • Sets fence properly (dimension, parallel to blade and track, properly locked down).
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

2.6.1 - Rip multiple (3 or more) solid stock blanks to a specified width >100 mm (4") using the fence.

Level 1

Given material of uniform thickness with one straight edge, and machine set up and ready to cut, rip material to specified width using a rip fence.
  • Leading stock is oriented correctly with respect to cup and bow
  • Tailing blanks are sawn two edges, of specified width. Dimension tolerance of +0.4 mm/-0 (1/64"/-0) [0.0156"/-0] in width along entire length of material.
  • Edge is straight to within ±0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] in width (over 8' length) along entire length of material
  • Angle of cut is 90º to the face.
  • No defects caused by edges not being parallel are apparent.
  • Cut surfaces exhibit uniform saw marks with minimal burn marks.

Level 2

Given material with material of uniform thickness with one straight edge, and machine, set up machine and rip material to specified width using a rip fence.
  • Meets Level 1 Performance Standards