Spent this evening ripping stock for sword scabbards (saya). Allowing
for the curve in the sword blade needs a fairly deep rip and as I
wanted perfect surfaces I wasn't keen on doing the turn-over trick.
I managed to do it on my 10" cabinet saw, but only by borrowing a a
12" blade to put in there (as my Wadkin 10AGS is basically the same as
the 12AGS, this is a recognised technique). This set me thinking -
what size saw blade do people run in their saws? Am I right, even
the vaunted Unisaw is still only a 10" ?
How do other people handle deep rips ?
If we fail, then let us fail heroically
(or even better, stoichiometrically)
I use my 18" band saw and then run the board over the 8" jointer.
RE blade size, my Jet cabinet saw has a metal dust guard and Biesemeyer
T-splitter that would preclude mounting a blade larger than 10".
I only have a contractor's saw so I use a 10" blade. Recently I've seen
several used 14" and 18" cabinet saws in my area. The 14" saw went for
$150! I don't think the larger saws are very popular as 10" is enough for
Aside from the depth of cut are there advantages to a larger bleade?
given the same arbor speed the teeth would hit the wood somewhat
faster, how much I don't know, enough to matter I don't know.
I need to buy a dado set for my table saw and my saw has a 1"arbor. I
want to find a used set to save a few bucks. most of the ones I see
are 10" or 12" sets. My saw has a three horse motor. dose anyone see
a problem with buying a large dado set?
No advantage in my mind. No problem either, just might cost a lot and be
more capacity than you need. I use an 8" Forrest on my 10" saw, 3HP. Would
not need anything larger, since I rarely do anything deeper then 1 inch.
Forrest will bore the hole to 1" on the 8" set..not sure what the cost is vs
buyig a 1" with 10" diamiter.
I guess it all depends on what you need.
Finding a 1" dado set used is gonna be a looong time
Freud sells their 10" dado set with 1"
arbor for "around" $130 and it's a very nice dado that
will last a life time or two...
vaguely proposed a theory
......and in reply I say!:
remove ns from my header address to reply via email
But clean cuts it does not do....
I know I am wrong about just about everything. So I
am not going to listen when I am told I am wrong about
the things I know I am right about.
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