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Posted on Ripping 6-8 foot boards (IT NEVER ENDS!!!!)

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#1 posted 07-06-2010 03:50 AM

OK, understand. I don’t think you’ll have a problem if you rig up a decent outfield table and stand at about 7:00 to the blade. From that position you can easily push the board forward while holding it against the fence. Then, when the back of the board clears the front edge of the table move to the right of the fence and finish pushing the board thru, using a push stick if the space between the blade and fence is less that 6 inches or so.

When I have to rip a long board, I cut it about 1/4” oversized, because if I have to pause the cut you’ll get some saw marks. After the rough cut I cut it again using a feather board which makes it easier to keep the board moving all the time and avoiding any saw marks.

-- Joe

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