When you think of table saws, likely wood carving comes to mind rather than dental equipment. However, rotary table saws can actually to section dental model as well. The working table of the saw should be adjustable so that it can be moved up and down as desired. The rotary blade should be driven vertically by the motor. The work table should also have a slit for the blade to rise up through it. This way, the rotary blade will be able to cut the dental model as desired from beneath.
What Is A Rotary Table Saw Typically Used For?
Usually, a rotary table saw is used for cross-cutting, when perfect end cuts need to be made. Today, many woodworking shops depend on the rotary table saw. The table saw is probably the most expensive and most important tool that is a purchase that woodworkers make these days. Most woodworkers spend a lot of time on the rotary table saw.
Rotary table saws are one of the most productive and versatile woodworking machines. Along with cross-cutting, these tools are also capable of miter-cutting, rabbeting, ripping and squaring. While definitely useful, rotary table saws are not exactly the safest woodworking tool. In fact, they can be quite dangerous, which makes it necessary to be quite careful and vigilant about the saw’s safety features.
Rotary table saws need to be maintained regularly to ensure that they continue operating smoothly. A rotary table saw should be properly tuned to ensure that it is able to cut through wood and other materials easily and smoothly. If a rotary table saw is not properly tuned, it can bind and operate it would be far more dangerous.
Why Use A Rotary Table Saw For Dental Models?
Certain dental models often need to be separated into different sections. Each of the separated sections of a dental model can then be placed back into a dental base or tray, returning them to their original position. The saw has to be used very carefully to make cuts along marginal lines that are created beforehand. The thin blade of the rotary saw makes it possible to cut through those margins from the model’s occlusal side. Rather than cutting entirely, the cuts are made as far down as possible after which the segments are simply broken off.
Using a rotary table saw ensures that problems like inaccurate cuts do not occur. The blade of a rotary table saw does not angle or bend, rather it remains perfectly straight during the cutting. A rotary table saw also ensures that no undercuts occur, which make it impossible to replace the segment that is being cut. Along with accuracy, the use of a rotary table saw also makes the process repeatable. Of course, the saw’s safety features like a diamond impregnated and coated rotary blade should also be taken into consideration.
Thus, it must be pretty obvious that woodworkers these days heavily rely on rotary table saws and that is why they have become an integral part of modern day woodworking shops. It must also be obvious that rotary table saws can be used for more than just woodworking. In particular, when it comes to cutting dental models, a rotary table saw can prove to be quite beneficial, if used properly and safely.