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Posted on BS Newbie with "Stupid ???" re: Rikon 10-325 Purchase

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 07:10 PM

I have a jet and paid for an upgraded fence….and it turned out to be crap. Soo..You already heard from some one who owns that saw, and that is the best, I wish I had asked about this fence. The saw I have is great. (those who are curious it was a jet upgrade for length table size and removable resaw bar. sorry will add model number if any interest)

HM: Ya’ll right on about the re-sawing and I will echo… It is not very much about saw milling and very much about the savings, and technical bonuses of buying rough lumber!! Add the speed,safety, and savings on the thickness planer all pay quickly. Every once in awhile It will even cut a curve.

others: Don’t under estimate the re-saw bar. For me it is a crucial step before jointing: For example here is how I use it routinely. I buy some 8/4 rough mahogany (sipo, african, tropical Who knows these days) It has been saw milled with what appears to be a home made contraption made from beer bottles and motorcycle chains in the back of a jungle somewhere. (we are talking 1/8” to 1/4” kerf marks) I shutter at the idea of shocking my jointer or planer blades on that, I don’t want to lose a finger and a kidney on the TS (and then buy a new motor) I just want to get to a consistent thickness so I can straighten the board. On that re saw bar it goes, then that re-sawn side to the jointer, join square, back on the BS with the bar off the fence on now, resaw both directions 1/8” over, thickness plane, and yay I have boards.

If that sounds like you go for the re saw fence, If that is not what you are imagining, just keep a regular fence.

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