Yeah, but... 2x4 lumber is a nest of loose knots, gnarly grain,
and pinch/catch/throw opportunities.
A radial arm saw, on a crosscut, applies force on the board
downward and toward the fence. Safe, stable, easy cut.
When ripping, a table saw with a good splitter or 'riving knife' is
Even so, last time I wanted to rip a tubafer, it went through my band
saw. That saw hasn't got what it takes to throw sticks at me.
We'll have to disagree on that, then. I find it no problem; in fact, as
noted, it's by far my preferred choice, again owing to
1) It's 14" and tough enough for ripping virtually anything and,
2) It's in a long table that provides excellent support on both infeed
and outfeed sides.
Bandsaw is for resawing but I rarely do anything of any length for that
purpose so don't have the supports arranged for the operation.
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