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Woodworking machine & tool maintenance tips

Here are some tips for maintenance and care of some of your most expensive machine components. Moulder Spindles: Broken shafts, seized bearings, “welded” tooling, all can be prevented.  Prevention = money in your pocket or more precisely, money you get to keep in your pocket. 
By Bob Barone

A saw blade primer of typical tooth types

Saws are a workhorse in the woodworking shop, and use of the correct blade is essential for a quality product. The following is a primer on some of the basic tooth types and their advantages and disadvantages for use on different substrates and materials.

How many panels can I cut with this bit?

The question of expected yield per bit is one that every cutting tool salesperson and customer service specialist in the tooling business has been asked hundreds, if not thousands of times. While an approximate range/number can be provided in response, it requires the caveat that anticipated yield is based on the presumption that all outside factors that influence tool performance are optimal, so the tool itself can cut as intended.

Saw tooth angle

Q. At your machining seminar, you mentioned about having a special saw tooth angle so that a radial arm saw would not dig into the lumber and stall. Can you repeat this, as it is indeed an issue for us?

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