Glossary


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Table saw - a stationary or portable power tool with a circular saw blade mounted from under a table. Material to be cut is fed through the blade on top of the table.

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Tap - a tool for cutting an internal thread in a drilled hole.

See: , Taps

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Tap and reamer wrench - a hand tool adjusted by twisting one of the wrench handles to change the opening of the jaws.

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Tap wrench - a wrench for turning a tap to create an internal screw thread.

See: , Tap & Die Combination Sets

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TCG - Triple chip grind; a type of saw blade that provides versatility for very clean cuts whether ripping or crosscutting, and for precision smoothness.

See: Circular Saw Blades

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Tearout - the tendency to splinter the trailing edge of material when cutting across the grain.

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Thin kerf saw blade - a saw blade with a kerf, or cut width, between .065 and .070 inches.

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Thread pitch gauge - a measuring device used to determine the exact thread pitch needed for replacing screws and nuts.

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Titanium nitride (TiN) coated HSS - a metal formulation that is harder than tungsten carbide and is very abrasion resistant. Ideal for metal cutting/drilling applications because it generates less heat during drilling.

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Tooth set - a condition achieved in steel saw blades by precisely bending alternate teeth to each side, causing their points to cut a kerf slightly wider than the plate thickness.

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Triple chip grind - a tooth style on a saw blade for cutting non-ferrous metal and plastic.

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Twist Drill Bits - bits used in wood and metals to make clearance holes for bolts and screws, and to make holes for tapping. Only bits marked HS or HSS are suitable for drilling in metals.

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