I have a Grizzly G0555 bandsaw, complete with the riser block. I'd
like to buy some 8/4 padouk and resaw it with a proper resaw blade.
Should this be a problem? I've heard that padouk is a hard hard wood.
Is there anything I should be aware of before attempting this? Am I out
of my mind in trying to attempt this?
Any thoughts on this, or on resawing padouk on a 14inch bandsaw in
general would be helpful.
Gosh no... have at 'er
I do recommend getting a 3/4 or 1" resaw blade, 3 teeth per inch.
I have a basic Rigid 14" bandsaw, and resaw just about anything.. firewood,
pawduck, (sp?) maple, and anything else thats too thick to waste planing
down on my planer. (ok so i end up with a lot of 1/4 stock, but hey.. its
got a use too!) 5/4 wood can give me 2 1/2" boards.
Just take your time, don't FORCE it, let the machine do the work. Ensure
your guides are set properly, and build a fence that will help guyde you on
Only 2 things to keep in mind with Paduak neither of them involve the
make/model of your bandsaw (I have the G0555 as well).
1. Dust, be prepared for a bright orange dust to cover everything if
you don't have adequate collection. Wife, or significant other will
not appreciate. This stuff turns into orange dye if it gets wet.
2. Finishing, if you build something with Paduak and it is adjacent to
lighter colored woods, make sure you seal with washcoat of shellac
before you finish. Paduak will bleed and stain adjacent woods if not
I use timberwolf blades on my G0555, and they are perfect to cut Paduak.
Can't help you with your original question, but I'm hoping you might
answer one about your Grizzly bandsaw. I'm thinking of getting one of
these in the near future, along with the riser block.
With the riser block installed, what does that make the re-saw
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