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Forum topic by DragonLady posted 03-14-2010 03:41 AM 1394 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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DragonLady

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03-14-2010 03:41 AM

I am going to need a hand saw for resawing the scrap wood I get from work. A bandsaw is NOT an option right now.

I know there are places that sell traditional bow saws, and I’ve read how to make my own frame saw, but I don’t have the skills for that yet.

My question:
Can I buy a ripping blade and put it on one of the metal bow saws?
these:
bowsaw

Just replace the blade with an appropriate rip filed blade?

Do you think that would work?

Or does anyone want to make me a nice little frame saw? :)

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!


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jack1

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 01:16 AM

The problem with this as a rip as I see it is that the blade swivels a lot. You may not have enough control to get straight cuts. You might be better off with one of the japanese pull saws. They are not all expensive. A company name of Vaughn, sells a few that work well and don’t cost a ton. I think HD carries some as well as the regular lumber yards with good tool selections. I am a power tool nut, but I do have 4 of this type of saw for special uses including flush cuts etc…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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