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Forum topic by Sunstealer73 posted 06-19-2015 07:58 PM 631 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sunstealer73

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06-19-2015 07:58 PM

I was able to get a trailer load of quarter-sawn white oak recently for some upcoming projects. The first one is a display cabinet of frame and panel construction. I bought a 1/2” Woodslicer blade for my Rikon 10-325 bandsawn a few months back. I decided this was the perfect project to use it on to saw out the side panels from a gorgeous board I found.

I could not get the Woodslicer blade to resaw correctly. It cut coves instead of straight up and down. It was fine when I started the cuts, but the center of the blade got really off track after a couple of inches so that it was eventually stalling the saw. I thought I messed up the setup, so I backed off all the guides and tension and started from scratch. When I tried again after going through the setup, it was still cutting coves. I was afraid of ruining the board (getting close to it anyway), so I reinstalled the 5/8” blade that came with the Rikon and sawed the panels out with no issues at all.

Any ideas what could be causing that? I would think it was either tension or the center bearing, but both seemed fine. I tried maxing out the tension, but that didn’t help.


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#1 posted 06-19-2015 08:06 PM

You say you bought that blade several months ago. It has been reported many times the woodslicere dulls rather quickly.

How much have you used that blade? Could that be you problem?

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#2 posted 06-19-2015 08:20 PM

It was brand new.

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#3 posted 06-19-2015 08:23 PM

Bad in the box…

Probably a problem with improper set of the blade’s teeth.

It’s not your saw, you’ve already proved it will cut properly.

Got to be the blade. See if they’ll exchange it for another one.

Herb

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#4 posted 06-19-2015 08:35 PM

A barrel cut is either improper tooth set or low tension 99% of the time, since it appears you have eliminated the tension issue it is likely to be tooth set.

On a side note the same blade as the Woodslicer can be bought from Iturra (Bladerunner) and Spectrum Supply (Kerfmaster) for significantly less money.

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 12:24 PM



A barrel cut is either improper tooth set or low tension 99% of the time, since it appears you have eliminated the tension issue it is likely to be tooth set.

On a side note the same blade as the Woodslicer can be bought from Iturra (Bladerunner) and Spectrum Supply (Kerfmaster) for significantly less money.

- AHuxley

+1 on Iturra. check with Lou. if anyone can sort out your issue, he can.

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