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[rips]
(oceanography)
A turbulent agitation of water, generally caused by the interaction of currents and wind; in nearshore regions they may be currents flowing swiftly over an irregular bottom; sometimes referred to erroneously as tide rips.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Photos 5 and 6 show how to rip thin strips with the blade guard in place using a couple of easily constructed table saw accessories.
The choice can be influenced by the value of the lumber, the production volume required, the degree to which rip widths can be standardized, the mix of random versus specified width rippings, the required quality of glue joints, production lot sizes and the capital available to install the system.
offers multi-rip gang saw which features a "quick adjust" rip fence which reportedly permits the operator to use the gang rip much like a single-blade ripsaw.
"This has been one of the most anticipated RIP releases in recent memory," said Karen Crews, President of Xitron.
The scientists went to Perranporth Beach in Cornwall, England, which is known for its dangerous rip currents, and set up video cameras of the shoreline to monitor the breaking waves.
For example, lifeguards have reported surprisingly fast rips at moderate wave heights, and have suggested that waves only three feet high can be pretty hazardous.
Carag, said that the number of RIPS' initiated cases increased by 45 percent in the first eight-months of the year from 58 attuned in the same period a year ago.
Whether it is with a simple table saw or using a more advanced gang rip saw, ripping lumber is a standard industry practice.
"Recent studies carried out in Australia have shown that better understanding of how people behave when caught in a rip and how to teach them to avoid rips, is key to reducing the number of incidents." Go to www.rnli.org.uk/ripsurvey to help.
A gang ripsaw with two moving blades and one fixed blade (two variable pockets) provides solutions of great flexibility when a board provides only two net rips. Adding a second fixed blade provides a fixed pocket that can generate a third net rip.