Angled ripping and bevelling
The rip fence
is aluminium section, allowing for two working positions
(ripping and angled ripping) and for movement fore and
aft in relation to the saw blade to suit different operations.
It is fixed to a heavy-duty cast iron mounting bracket
for rigidity, and has integral micro adjustment. The assembly
runs on a nylon roller, gliding easily across the beds,
and is supported by a 30/40mm diameter solid steel bar
Standard on the TA315 (optional on the larger saws) is
the 620mm Cross Cut Table. Designed for cutting mitres
and compound angles, end trimming, squaring, dividing,
and trimming, this table is again cast iron, and is supported
on the RHS by precision ground, case hardened bearing
rollers running on a 40mm diameter solid steel bar, and
on the LHS by cast jib. The fence is aluminium section
and features a telescopic arm, a flip over stop, and a
quadrant scale (90-45degree).
A large cast
iron table mounted on a heavy-duty steel cabinet provides
maximum timber support and a stable and accurate base
for anchoring the spindle, rise and fall, and tilt mechanisms.
The spindle is powered by an industrial motor via a twin
belt drive (3 on the 400/450), and features large diameter
saw flanges for blade stability. It runs in 'sealed for
life' bearings mounted in a cast iron housing, and requires
only minimal maintenance.
Rise and fall and tilt mechanisms are square thread screws
operated by hand wheels at the front and side of the machines.
Both are easily accessible.
saw guard is riving knife mounted and automatically rises
and falls with the blade. Blade changing does not require
the guard to be removed. Additional safety features include
thermal overload no volt release protection, a lock off
emergency stop, a lockable isolator and a foot stop.