As a time-saving and labor-saving machine a good circular saw bench is necessary in every well-equipped pattern shop.
The saw bench of which two views are shown in Fig. 96, is unsurpassed in capacity and in the variety of work for which it may be used. It is provided with two saw arbors, one of them carrying a rip and the other a crosscut saw, either of which can easily and quickly be raised to a cutting position. The front half of the table is made to slide, while the whole table can be tilted to an angle of 45°, and will remain in any position desired without clamping. As shown, it is provided with adjustable gages for crosscutting or mitering, and with an adjustable fence for Tipping, all of which are removable at will, leaving the whole upper sur-face of the table clear. Fig. 97 gives a view of the table from above. As in the case of the turning lathe, the intended speed of the saw countershaft is indicated by the manufacturer.
GEOMETRIC CARVING AND CORNER-BLOCK MACHINE. H. B Smith Mat-blue Co.
The single-arbor circular saw bench shown in Fig. 98 is a less expensive machine than that just described; but the time lost in having continually to change the saw on the single arbor from .rip to crosscut and back again for pattern work, is a very annoying as well as expensive inconvenience.