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Saw wont maintain speed and power while cutting. I have to push everything I cut very slowly. Even when just trimming the a blades with off.

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It sounds like you have a loose fan belt from the motor to the saw which would cause the saw blade to not turn at the correct speed.

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I'm a wife with a do-it-yourself knack. I recently purchased a Ryobi 10 in. BTS211 table saw. I find the manual complicated as far as how to actually use the device. Can you recommend where I can get...


I am a retired contractor.
I have a shop with a 10" table saw.
And I have opinions about safe operation.

For safety, turn saw off when making adjustments.

1) Raise blade:
There is a handle you turn to raise the blade.
If you are cutting 1/2" plywood, then set your blade at 3/4" or a bit more.
Keep blade low and away from hands.
Keep hands high and away from blade.

For 1-1/2" thick 2x4, I usually set the saw at 1" and run the board through, and then flip the board over and run it through again, taking 2 passes to make really thick cuts.

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2) Blade angle
There is a second handle you turn to set blade at an angle up to 45 degrees
Angle cannot be set if saw blade is fully raised >> lower blade to half way or less and experiment.
Angle cuts are difficult if wood is not perfectly flat and square, or too long or too short (boy is that helpful ... but cutting angles takes some experimentation)

3) Table Guide
You stand behind power saw to operate
The saw table guide is on left side of blade and clamps across the table
The guide markings show inches >>> these are usually approximate
To set guide for accuracy, measure distance from blade to saw guide, and then clamp guide down.

4) Push sticks push sticks push sticks and other safety stuff
Let me emphasize safety first last and always
A table saw will chop your fingers off in a blink
On the plus side, I hear it doesn't hurt. But OMG.
There is a very strong human instinct to reach in with your hand when working on stuff
Train your mind >> if the saw is running, do not lean or reach into the saw
If a board is stuck >>> turn off the saw and wait for full stop
If you wear baggy clothes of a loose shirt, the saw will grab you and pull you in too fast for you to react
Keep your clothes tight and your arms bare

Always use push sticks or push boards::
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Notice the saw blade is set low
Two push sticks are used to assist when cutting short board > one stick holds down the board ahead of blade, the other stick is pushing board through saw.
Keep your hands away from the blade no matter what.
The person stands behind and to the side of the board being cut.
The cut wood is supported by a catch table (in this case there are rollers)

Where to stand
Obviously you stand behind the saw to cut wood, and sometimes with long pieces, you can move in front and pull them through, and sometimes with large plywood you stand kinda back and to the side.

Why not stand directly behind a saw? Because saws throw stuff back.
When 'ripping' a board lengthwise as shown in photo above, if the saw catches the board just right, it will throw it backwards like a spear.

If a board 'binds' the saw causing saw blade to stop, then turn off saw, back up the board, and cut again.

Crosscut guide
The saw comes with a T-shaped guide that fits into a groove.
This is a 'push stick' >>> you use it to cross cut a board, and it lets you stand to the side of the saw blade so things wont flip back on you
When using the cross cut guide, remove the table guide that clamps across the saw, or push the table guide WAY back so pieces don't get caught in a bind and the blade flips up the piece and hits you in the face
Remember, the saw throws everything backwards

The saw is strong and fast, and you are best when traveling slow and without rush around your strong friend.

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Does Hitachi C12FCH cut Aluminium?


Hello. A muli-answer for this I'm afraid. The quick answer is yes depending.

Depending On:
  • Thickness of material
  • type of blade
If you are simply wanting to cut aluminum siding/soffit, then install a paneling blade backwards and chop down slowly

If you are referring to bar stock, you will - but not well. You will need a special quick-cut abrasive blade, and you may find you need to change the blades often.

If you wish to cut screen door trim, curtain rod, draft stop, Jolie Edging for ceramic tile, or other thin hollow/extruded materials - then the abrasive blade will do nicely for short/small jobs.

The main problem with cutting aluminum in a high speed rotary device is that the friction of the blade heats the metal fast enough that you get a coating on/in the blade. (In layman's terms - bunged up) The devices in machine shops are set considerably slower, and are usually cooled mainly with liquid.

Hope this answers your question satisfactorily. Good Luck and don't forget to rate this answer.

Thank You,
Richard

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When cutting softwood/ hardwood should the saw


The blade should only be on a slow speed, for intricate work.
(To make sure that whatever you're cutting, doesn't get too excited.)
Otherwise, it should generally be on the fastest setting.
Thats it, oh except, be carefull and mindfull of what this baby can do;)
Don't forget to rate, thanks

Aug 01, 2009 | Saws

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I am renting a 2401 B makita miter saw, and I do not know how to unlock the blade so that I can cut trim boards


There is usually a flat metal plate or a pin or button on the arm of the saw, between the blade and the hinge, that must be flipped over or pushed in to release the saw arm so it can raise up into position to cut.

Apr 25, 2009 | Saws

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After reassembly blade will not cut wood, does not maintain suffient tension despite being correctly inserted


It sounds like the blade is not going through the guides properly if the blade is being pushed away from the wood.

Your blade is facing and moving the right direction, I am assuming.

Apr 17, 2009 | Saws

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Problems with Bosch T101BR 4 Inch 10 Tooth Jig Saw Blades


Hi, The reason for a down cutting blade is to see your cut on the finished side of laminates ( which include veneers, plywoods, plastics, formica . When using an upcutting blade on laminates the smooth cut is on the bottom, which you can not see till you are done and turn the work over. Reversing the teeth allows that smooth cut to be on the top. This is usually done on smooth flat surfaces as you have found out and does not work with orbital or tight scrolls. As far as the pushing or pulling, smooth cuts in laminates require the saw doing the work at a speed that allows the teeth to cut and remove material with biting. So if you are biting, (This is a much slower process than pushing your jigsaw through regular wood) check that you are not pushing too hard and that your blade is still sharp. Good Luck to you, this should Fixya!

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Grinder question


Use a pencil and straight edge to mark the cutting line on the wood. Place the wood on the saw table and line the mark up with the saw. Place the mark on the right side of the blade to ensure proper cutting. Plug the saw in and put on your safety goggles. Support the wood on the work surface with your left hand, placing it far from the saw blade. Place your right hand on the handle, and push the trigger to start the saw. Move the saw blade down onto the wood. Put constant pressure on the handle to slowly move the blade through the wood. Release the trigger and raise the blade once the cut is complete. Make diagonal cuts in the same manner, by marking the wood and lining the mark up just to the right of the saw blade. Continue as you would for a straight cut. Remove the wood from the saw. Unplug the chop saw and dust the sawdust off. Remove the dust bag from the back and empty it. Vacuum any remaining dust off of the saw.

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