The blade stops completely before bringing the saw blade back up.
The blade doesn't stop before bringing the blade up.
To let go of the piece your working on.
The tension spring is locked.
Crosscuts and angled cuts
Against the fence.
1" away from the fence.
Fairly close to where you want your cut.
To the table, away from the fence.
Is extremely dangerous and should never be done.
More dangerous, but safe enough.
Does not bring your left arm into a dangerous spot.
Actually use a quick chopping motion, you should cut at a consistent, controlled speed and listen to the machine so you don't over work it.
Crosscut with the chop saw.
Make mitre joints with the chop saw.
Cut pieces 12" or longer.
Remove any scraps or unused stock from the saw area, and return them to the lumber room.
Stay in the saw's area until the blade has come to a complete stop.
All of these
Make sure you return the saw to 90 degrees if you adjusted the angle at all.
The blade is pulled toward you over the board with the radial arm saw.
The blade is pulled toward you over the board with the chop saw.
You lower the blade into the wood with the radial arm saw.
You start the blade toward you, lower it into the wood, then push it away with the radial arm saw.
Zippy the wonder cutter
To get assistance in holding it in place.
You don't worry too much about cutting it straight, it's just a rough cut.
To leave any extra on the saw for someone else.
To carry the lumber to the saw with the front pointing down.
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