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Posted on Cross Cutting Small Logs On The Band Saw

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-19-2013 12:19 PM

G’day, Cliff. It seems that the main concern with cross cutting a log would be to keep it from spinning or turning during the initial cut where the is no support down to the table as the blade hits the wood. After that, you should be able to glide thru following a line or just eyeballing it square.

If I had to do one, I think I would screw a piece of wood to the front side of the log so it hits the table, just next to the blade. You will most likely turn off all the sap wood so the screw holes in there will be gone. The piece of wood will counteract the torque to turn the log until you get to the center where you have full table support. For a large heavy long, you will need an auxiliary table to support the weight hanging off the saw.

I do small ones on the miter saw and I use an electric chain saw on the larger ones.

Cheers, mate!........................................Jim

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