Cutting Segments

Discussion in 'Segmented Turnings Forum' started by rtaylor, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley PRO Member

    What are you using to cut them with?
     
  2. Timothy Spaulding

    Timothy Spaulding PRO Member

    I built a wedgie sled. Cutting on my table saw.
     
  3. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley PRO Member

    Do you have a zero clearance wedge ramp on the saw? 7B48ECB2-E2DB-4D24-9C13-8828AE485146.jpeg
    Its built the same height as the sled and attached to the zero clearance plate. It catches the cut piece and rolls it away from the blade.
     
  4. Timothy Spaulding

    Timothy Spaulding PRO Member

    Do not have that. I'll go add it and see if that solves the issue.
     
  5. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Another thread had this solution. Works well.
     
  6. Timothy Spaulding

    Timothy Spaulding PRO Member

    I added the outfeed ramp to my zero clearance plate and that helped a lot. Next I will try putting the blade up higher.
     
  7. mfisher

    mfisher Super Moderator Staff Member

    Even with a outfeed ramp and the blade up all the way you will still experience some segments that get thrown. Make sure you have a good clean, sharp blade. It also helps to have a 80 tooth or greater blade. Play attention to your feed rate. Going to fast or slow can cause more segments to be caught and tossed.

    Cutting small SL segments is challenging but worth it when the project is finished.
     
  8. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Do a search above called "Segment kick back" it has some tips on this issue. bob Beaupre mentions about raising the saw blade as high as it will go so as the force is down instead of being horizontal. It does help. Sorry I can't figure out how to put it as a link.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
  9. Green_Dragon

    Green_Dragon New Member

    Somewhere I saw a video of someone using a section of down spout with a screen in it to trap pieces. He connected a shop-vac to the other end and clamped down near the back of the blade. I have to get a piece of down spout and give it a try.
     
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