UHMW
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Anyone know of any issues cutting 1" thick UHMW on the TS or BS?
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  Re: UHMW by Bill Holt (Anyone know of any i...)
I have cut 1/2" on the tablesaw without a problem.
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  Re: UHMW by Bill Holt (Anyone know of any i...)
When I had a day job we used a lot of UHMW on our machines. We had a tablesaw for cutting in house, and that's they way our contractors cut it as well. It's a mess, but it works well. We did use a negative hook blade...that's what the local plastic supplier suggested.
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  Re: RE: UHMW by fredhargis (When I had a day job...)
I cut 3/4" UHMW on my TS for my horizontal router mortisers and plane it, too, with standard blades.  No issues.  

John
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  Re: UHMW by Bill Holt (Anyone know of any i...)
Slow feed rate or high tooth count could heat up the UHMW to the point of melting it. Don't stop feeding halfway through the cut with the blade running. Less waste with the BS.
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  Re: UHMW by Bill Holt (Anyone know of any i...)
Thank you gentleman.
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  Re: UHMW by Bill Holt (Anyone know of any i...)
Don't use a "zero-clearance" insert. 

Shaving can get caught and will rub blade.

Cutting Plexi one day on my TS and I noticed a red ring around my blade from the friction!
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  Re: UHMW by Bill Holt (Anyone know of any i...)
Be aware that some varieties will trip a Sawstop.

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  Re: RE: UHMW by cpolubin (Be aware that some v...)
(11-18-2021, 11:13 AM)cpolubin Wrote: Be aware that some varieties will trip a Sawstop.

Cliff

Just use the lockout feature and be very careful if using a Sawstop.

Doug
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