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The panel saw is any type of circular sawing machine with a sliding table or saw blade that crosscuts sheets into sized parts. The Idea Shop panel saw is a vertical unit with a sliding saw blade. This is especially useful for cutting down large standard 4' x 8' sheets of plywood, melamine, acrylic or cardboard. The saw normally operates in the vertical cutting direction, however the blade can be rotated to rip long steps from sheet material. Many circular saw blades are available to cut a variety of materials from wood to metals. Because of guards the panel saw is a much safer alternative to the table saw for making straight cuts, especially on large stock materials. The size of the stock normally requires two poeple to load the material safely into the machine.
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The panel saw is any type of circular sawing machine with a sliding table or saw blade that crosscuts sheets into sized parts. The Idea Shop panel saw is a vertical unit with a sliding saw blade. This is especially useful for cutting down large standard 4' x 8' sheets of plywood, melamine, acrylic or cardboard. The saw normally operates in the vertical cutting direction, however the blade can be rotated to rip long steps from sheet material. Many circular saw blades are available to cut a variety of materials from wood to metals. Because of guards the panel saw is a much safer alternative to the table saw for making straight cuts, especially on large stock materials. The size of the stock normally requires two poeple to load the material safely into the machine.
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==Safety Instructions==
 
==Safety Instructions==
 
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#Always wear eye protection and ear protection is recommended for extended sessions.
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===Preparation===
#Blade should always be at full speed before beginning cut.
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*Always wear eye protection and ear protection is recommended for extended sessions.
#Slowly return saw motor to the top and tighten it down. Never let go until it is secure.
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*Always unplug saw when it is necessary to switch out blade or inspect for potential damage from embedded nails.
#Be aware of the power cord so that it does not fall into path of the blade - critical when returning blade to top (upstroke).
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*Circular saw blades can only be installed in one direction, refer to owner's manual for correct direction of teeth.
#Always unplug saw when it is necessary to switch out blade or inspect for potential damage from embedded nails.
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*Remove magnetic insert/guide when it is necessary to rotate blade 90 degrees for longitudinal cuts.
#Circular sawblade can only be installed in one direction, refer to owner's manual for correct direction of teeth.
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*Cut flat stock only - do not cut round stock.
#Remove magnetic insert/guide when it is necessary to rotate blade 90 degrees for longitudinal cuts.
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===Active Use===
#Always have a partner to assist feeding material in order to make horizontal/longitudinal cuts.
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*Blade should always be at full speed before beginning cut.
#Do not cut material that is too narrow for machine: i.e. less than a foot or foot and a half wide - as it will pinch blade.
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*Always have a partner to assist feeding material in order to make horizontal/longitudinal cuts.
#It is highly desirable to move cut panels away from blade on the upstroke.
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*Do not cut material that is too narrow for machine: i.e. less than a foot or foot and a half wide - as it will pinch blade.
#Cut flat stock only - do not cut round stock.
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*It is highly desirable to move cut panels away from blade on the upstroke.
#If flat stock has a warp, cut with concave bow facing towards outside - this will minimize any pinching or kickback.
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*If flat stock has a warp, cut with concave bow facing towards outside - this will minimize any pinching or kickback.
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*Be aware of the power cord so that it does not fall into path of the blade - critical when returning blade to top (upstroke).
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===Clean Up===
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*Slowly return saw to the top and tighten it down. Never let go until it is secure.
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*Vacuum up all debris after cutting.
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==Best Practices==
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How to best use this machine. This is not safety it is ''best practices''.

Revision as of 19:07, 14 August 2017

Panel saw.

The panel saw is any type of circular sawing machine with a sliding table or saw blade that crosscuts sheets into sized parts. The Idea Shop panel saw is a vertical unit with a sliding saw blade. This is especially useful for cutting down large standard 4' x 8' sheets of plywood, melamine, acrylic or cardboard. The saw normally operates in the vertical cutting direction, however the blade can be rotated to rip long steps from sheet material. Many circular saw blades are available to cut a variety of materials from wood to metals. Because of guards the panel saw is a much safer alternative to the table saw for making straight cuts, especially on large stock materials. The size of the stock normally requires two poeple to load the material safely into the machine.


Machine Details



Safety Instructions


Preparation

  • Always wear eye protection and ear protection is recommended for extended sessions.
  • Always unplug saw when it is necessary to switch out blade or inspect for potential damage from embedded nails.
  • Circular saw blades can only be installed in one direction, refer to owner's manual for correct direction of teeth.
  • Remove magnetic insert/guide when it is necessary to rotate blade 90 degrees for longitudinal cuts.
  • Cut flat stock only - do not cut round stock.

Active Use

  • Blade should always be at full speed before beginning cut.
  • Always have a partner to assist feeding material in order to make horizontal/longitudinal cuts.
  • Do not cut material that is too narrow for machine: i.e. less than a foot or foot and a half wide - as it will pinch blade.
  • It is highly desirable to move cut panels away from blade on the upstroke.
  • If flat stock has a warp, cut with concave bow facing towards outside - this will minimize any pinching or kickback.
  • Be aware of the power cord so that it does not fall into path of the blade - critical when returning blade to top (upstroke).

Clean Up

  • Slowly return saw to the top and tighten it down. Never let go until it is secure.
  • Vacuum up all debris after cutting.


Best Practices


How to best use this machine. This is not safety it is best practices.