I am looking for a way to make lineal runs ripping tapered cuts. The measurements are 1.5" on one end, 2.5" on the other and 32" long. We currently use a table saw with a tapered jig, but I need to find a more productive way. Has anyone ever done this on a straight line saw application?
A jig is probably the best option. I have run tapered material through a moulder holding the part in a jig. Use urethane rollers through the entire machine and build a nest to hold the part. The nest and part are then pushed through the machine with a pusher stick. You only run the top head. The work piece must be prepared on the other three sides before putting it into the fixture.
Are you using a power feeder to do this on your table saw? If not, this may increase your production.
Dave Rankin, forum technical advisor
Stand at the in-feed side with an angular fixture affixed to the out-feed table.