What Is A Rip Fence And How To Use It
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Source Did you just buy a table saw or drive saw and are wondering what to do in order to make perfectly straight cuts? Are you unsure of what exactly a rip fence is and how to use it properly? Working with power tools such as a saw can lead to such queries and this is especially true when you are working with them for the first time.
In fact, I was near clueless when I first tried using a rip fence! Therefore, it would be best for you to know the answers to questions such as What is a Rip Fence and How to Use It before you start sawing away with the help of a rip fence.
Not only will it help you get those perfectly straight cuts for your woodworking project and needs but it will also keep you safe with proper working knowledge. The Six Materials You Will Need To Follow This Tutorial Before starting to learn how to use a rip fence, you will need the following general materials to get you started.
A rip fenceA piece of wood (for beginners, preferably those with large dimensions to make it easier to handle)A saw (whether a table saw, a drive saw, or a circular saw) that can use a rip fence The materials are the basic ones you will need to start using a fence.
The choice of whether to use a metal rip fence or a wooden one depends on the kinds of saw that you will use.Table saws often use a wooden rip fence but can also accommodate a metal one while hand held saws such as drive saw only use a metal rip fence.
When it comes to the kind of saw you will use, you will have many options as a rip fence can be used in different types of saw such as the table, drive, and circular saw.A table saw refers to the complete set-up which includes a saw, a base or table, the motor and arbor assembly, and the rails, fence or miter gauge.
On the other hand, other types of saws such as a circular saw or drive saw are handheld saws that have slots to accommodate rip fence attachments.Choose whichever type of saw is preferable for you or available for you to use.
Whether your rip fence is a part of a table saw or an attachment to a handheld saw, using it will be more or less the same and will require you to follow certain instructions and safety procedures in order to achieve the best results possible.
Step-By-Step InstructionsStep #1: Set Up Your Saw...