Kerf


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kerf

[kərf]
(engineering)
A cut made in wood, metal, or other material by a saw or cutting torch.
(mining engineering)
A narrow, deep cut made in the face of coal to facilitate mining.

Kerf

A series of grooves, or kerfs, cut down to about two-thirds of the thickness of the wooden piece, so that it can be bent around curves.

kerf

1. In a suspended acoustical ceiling, a groove cut into the edges of an acoustical tile to receive splines or supporting members of the ceiling suspension system.
2. A slot or cut made in a material such as wood or metal.
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Drive a wedge into the back cut kerf to try and lift the tree off your saw.
A study on the AWJM of hard materials like granite, grey cast iron and rocklike material by varying its machining parameters such as SOD, depth, kerf width, and water pressure is summarised and shown in the graphs below.
The top kerf width and size of heat affected zone are measured using Stemi optical microscope fitted with a video camera and a zoom lens.
p]/6061 aluminum MMC using MRR and kerf as response parameters.
1979) developed a sawing simulation program that allowed comparison of five sawing methods (quadrant, cant, decision, live, and live sawing plus reripping) and provided the ability to adjust several key sawing parameters including initial placement of the log on the carriage, hidden defects and defect clusters, edging method, rerip location, kerf size, and both centered and off-center core defects.
On top of all that, less fuel is needed to remove a thin kerr from a log than a thick kerf, so Rittgers's mill uses less fossil fuel than conventional mills usually require to mill the same amount of wood.
New cropping saw DWT's new solar cropping saw, the CR-400, has the highest production capability while maintaining the smallest kerf in the industry.
Options include the StarCut model 18 which has a power range of 7 W to 25 W and achieves kerf widths of 18 to 20 microns.
IC Enduro Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blades are engineered with a variable tooth set to maximize cutting performance while minimizing kerf loss.
Bands taking to the stage on Sunday to help the charity will include, Sabbatica, Tommy and The Oddballs, The Mudsharks, Roc kerf el la, Sticky Fingers and The Steve Gilroy Band.