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English translation: 'cuchilla', 'ancho de ranura'

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04:43 Nov 11, 1999
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: Riving knife, kerf thickness
These are terms used to describe the qualities of a saw, can somebody explain them to me, in english?
Erika Lundgren
Local time: 17:33
English translation:'cuchilla', 'ancho de ranura'
Explanation:
To my knowledge, a riving knife is a blade used to cut or mill long slots or cuts- mostly in metal. Kerf thickness is the width of the kerf or slot.
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Summary of answers provided
nariving knife = cuchillo divisor, doladera; kerf thickness = grosor del canal [de corte]Dyran Altenburg
naRiving Knife, kerf thicknessGeisha (Angie) Hayes
naRiving knife: Cuchillo divisor . Kerf: Grosor Predeterminado (for this tool only)Yvette Camou
naboard splitter, used to keep kerf open (kerf = cut produced by saw)
Yolanda Broad
nakerf: la muesca, la entalladura, el corteDyalma Ocasio
naSierra para rajar, espesor de ranuraiolsen
nacuchilla partidora, espesor o grosor del corteDaphne Corral
naKerf Riving Knife
comosa
na'cuchilla', 'ancho de ranura'Edgar Smoot


  

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13 mins
'cuchilla', 'ancho de ranura'


Explanation:
To my knowledge, a riving knife is a blade used to cut or mill long slots or cuts- mostly in metal. Kerf thickness is the width of the kerf or slot.

Edgar Smoot
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1 hr
Sierra para rajar, espesor de ranura


Explanation:
Riving knife: a steel wedge for splitting wood or rocks.
Kerf thickness: the width of cut that a saw or cutting torch makes in wood or other material.

iolsen
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2 hrs
cuchilla partidora, espesor o grosor del corte


Explanation:
Riving knife: steel blade for splitting wood,stone,etc.
Kerf thickness: width of the kerf or cut.

Daphne Corral
Local time: 12:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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2 hrs
Kerf Riving Knife


Explanation:
KERF > Slot cut by a saw.
Riving Knife >As solid wood is cut lengthwise, tensions are released within the grain that can cause the kerf to close behind the blade. On some saws (CIRCULAR POWER SAWS, mainly) to prevent the blade from jamming in the kerf, a riving knife is mounted directly behind the blade, keeping the kerf "open". I hope this clears it up!

comosa
Mexico
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2 hrs
kerf: la muesca, la entalladura, el corte


Explanation:
riving knife-la cuchilla de hender

other synonyms/related words: cleaving hammer, splitting hammer

kerf thickness-el grosor/anchura de la muesca/entalladura/el corte

other synonyms/related words for kerf:
notch, throat, gullet, mouth, sink, birdsmouth

the cut (or kerf) resulting from a saw or a riving knife's blade will be of the thickness of that blade.

Reference: Oxford-Duden Pictorial Spanish and English Dictionary Second Ed.

Dyalma Ocasio
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2 hrs
board splitter, used to keep kerf open (kerf = cut produced by saw)


Explanation:
Definnitions found in Termium:

English:Facilities and Equipment (Wood Industries)
Wood Sawing

knife-type splitter s CORRECT

board splitter s CORRECT,USA
riving knife s CORRECT,SEE RECORD
spreader wheel s CORRECT
splitter s

DEF - A shaped, steel plate fixed at the back of a circular saw to keep the kerf open and so prevent binding. s
OBS - riving knife: term used in the Commonwealth. s

English:Wood Sawing
Forestry Operations

kerf s VERB

curf s VERB

OBS - D.to make a -- or kerfs in (a piece of wood). // kerf: a cut or incision made by a saw or the like in a piece of wood. [1--] s

Definition from Le Grand Dictionnaire Technologique:


board splitter (a)
A sharped, steel plate fixed at the back of a circular saw to keep the kerf open and so prevent binding. (a)
Note(s): Regions of currency ((of this term:)) USA, Commonwealth. (a)

Synonyme(s):
riving knife (a)
Note(s): Region of currency ((of this term:)) Commonwealth. (a)
spreader wheel (a)

kerf width (a)
Width of the cut produced by sawing. (b)

Entrée(s) additionnelle(s):
cut (a)


    No URL--info taken from two terminology data bases I have: Termium & LGDT
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 11:33
Native speaker of: English
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5 hrs
riving knife = cuchillo divisor, doladera; kerf thickness = grosor del canal [de corte]


Explanation:
Answers were found in Eurodicautom, the online dictionary/glossary of the European Commission:

http://eurodic.echo.lu/cgi-bin/edicbin/expert.pl

Pictures and detailed descriptions of both terms can be found on the URLs mentioned below.


    Reference: http://www.popularmechanics.com/popmech/homei/9412HIWSAM.htm...
    Reference: http://www.open.gov.uk/hse/pubns/wis16.htm
Dyran Altenburg
United States
Local time: 11:33
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8 hrs
Riving Knife, kerf thickness


Explanation:
Could you provide the full sentences in which these words are used? I might be able to help you.


Geisha (Angie) Hayes
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1 day9 hrs
Riving knife: Cuchillo divisor . Kerf: Grosor Predeterminado (for this tool only)


Explanation:
There are many tools with different specs which may fit this description. There might be different names for the kerf. It depends if it is used for metal, wood, rock or any other material.
It would be helpful if you let us know which one is in question.

Riving knife is sometimes used in finance, when the talk is about slashing budgets or appropriations.



Yvette Camou
Mexico
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PRO pts in pair: 45
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