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2.4 Sliding Table Saw w/ Scoring Blade

Considerations

  • 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 out-feed.
  • Push stick is used when required.
  • 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, miter gauge, or fixture as appropriate.
  • Fence is positioned clear of cut-off when crosscutting.
  • Material is pushed completely past the blade before releasing it.
  • Clears machine and cleans work area after operation.
  • Required OSHA approved personal protective equipment is worn.
  • Lock-out/Tag-out procedure is in place and followed.
  • Process is completed in a timely manner.

Pre-Operation Checklist

Level 1

Performance Standard -
  • Verifies tool is properly guarded.
  • Ensures splitter/riving knife is in place and aligned with blade (if equipped).
  • Verifies proper throat plate is installed and properly aligned with surface of table (if equipped).
  • Verifies position and condition of scoring blade.
  • Verifies dust collection operable/operating.

Level 2

Performance Standard -
  • Selects, properly installs and aligns correct main and scoring blades.
  • Installs and properly adjusts blade guard.
  • Correct rotational speed is set according to the diameter blade installed and material being cut.
  • Installs and properly adjusts throat plate (if equipped).
  • Sets fence properly (dimension, parallel to blade, properly locked down).
  • Ensures sliding table operates smoothly and is properly aligned.
  • Installs and properly adjusts splitter/riving knife (if equipped).
  • Installs and properly adjusts required jigs and fixtures.
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

2.4.1 - Crosscut Panel Product (wood veneer or synthetic overlay on any substrate)

Level 1

Given panel material and machine set up and ready to cut, crosscut material to 90º using crosscut fence with preset stop.
Performance Standard -
  • Dimension tolerance is ±.0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] in length across entire width of material.
  • Angle of cross-cut is 90º to the edge.
  • Angle of cut is 90º to the face.
  • Cut surfaces exhibit uniform saw marks with minimal burn marks.
  • Cut is free of tear-out.

Level 2

Given panel material, machine, and a target length, set up and adjust saw to safely crosscut material to 90º using crosscut fence.
  • Scoring cut step width does not exceed 0.1 mm either side of cut.
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

2.4.2 - Crosscut Solid Lumber

Level 1

Given material and machine set up and ready to cut, safely crosscut lumber to 90º using crosscut fence with preset stop to a specified length.
Performance Standard -
  • Dimension tolerance is ±.0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] in length.
  • Angle of cut is 90º to the face.
  • Angle of cross-cut is 90º to the edge.
  • Cut surfaces exhibit uniform saw marks with minimal burn marks.
  • Ensures both ends are cut square.
  • Cut is free of tear-out.

Level 2

Given material, set up machine to safely crosscut lumber using fence and stops to multiple given lengths.
Performance Standard -
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

2.4.3 - Miter Cut Solid Lumber

Level 1

Given material and machine set up and ready to cut, safely cut material to length with miter on one end, using crosscut fence set to a preset miter, and stop set to a preset length.
Performance Standard -
  • Dimension tolerance is ±.0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] over length from long point of miter.
  • Angle of cut is 90º to the face.
  • Miter angle is cut to a tolerance of ±0.5º from edge.
  • Cut surfaces exhibit uniform saw marks with minimal burn marks.
  • Cut is free of tear-out.

Level 2

Given material, set up machine to safely cut material to given length with miter on one end, using crosscut fence set to given miter value, and stop set to given length.
Performance Standard -
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

2.4.4 - Rip Panel Product (wood veneer or synthetic overlay on any substrate)

Level 1

Given material with one straight edge and machine set up and ready to cut, rip material to a specified width >100 mm (4") using the rip fence.
Performance Standard -
  • Dimension tolerance is ±.0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] in width along entire length of material.
  • Angle of cut is 90º to the face.
  • Cut surfaces exhibit uniform saw marks with minimal burn marks.
  • Cut is free of tear-out.

Level 2

Given material, select and install the correct blade, set up machine, clean factory, damaged, or out of square edge, then rip material to a specified width >100 mm (4") using the rip fence.
Performance Standard -
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.

2.4.5 - Rip Solid Lumber

Level 1

Given material with one straight edge and machine set up and ready to cut, rip lumber to a specified width >100 mm (4") using the rip fence.
Performance Standard -
  • Dimension tolerance is ±.0.4 mm (1/64") [0.0156"] in width along entire length of material.
  • Angle of cut is 90º to the face.
  • Cut surfaces exhibit uniform saw marks with minimal burn marks.
  • Cut is free of tear-out.

Level 2

Given material with one straight edge, set up machine, install the correct blade, and rip lumber to a specified width >100 mm (4") using the rip fence.
Performance Standard -
  • Meets Level 1 performance standard.