3 Ways To Rip Thin Strips
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Ripping thin strips of wood on a table saw can be a hair-raising activity, and doing so without a sound approach can lead to, well, really bad things.The goal in setting up for ripping strips is to ensure safe operations while maintaining efficiency.
The challenge is that there is dangerously little space between the saw blade and the fence, which can make it difficult to adequately control the work piece.If not executed flawlessly risks include kickback, or human contact with a spinning blade; both bad scenarios.
My father and I have looked at many jigs, gadgets and techniques over the years that are designed for optimizing this operation, and we wanted to share a few that still get used in our shops.Blade Height.
Before looking at the various approaches, it is important to address blade height.In general, the height of a blade above the work piece is a highly debated topic, but whatever your preferences for most table saw operations, I encourage you to keep it low when you are ripping thin strips.
In the event that something goes wrong when you hand is that close to the blade, you want as little spinning carbide exposed as...