|Forum topic by Frankie Talarico Jr.||posted 04-30-2010 01:29 PM||1087 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
04-30-2010 01:29 PM
I have an older RAS, I actuallu had it for years but never got to set it up. I finally have room to put it up and build a bench around it. This saw is in great shape and has had little or no abuse. I’m looking into blades I should buy. a friend recommended this, 10 deg. positive hook blade with a “triple chip profile”. He says it eliminates ( or lessens) the pull of the saw. This way it don’t grab and rip right at me. He says they are much safer than a typical blade. I will only crosscut with it ( 90 degrees), and I use an array of soft and hardwoods.
Just to tickle my imagination I am wondering what type of accessories they made for saws like these. I found an article about using dadoes, making mouldings, and cutting tenions. Are these practical to appy on these saws. I know they are notorious for coming out of square when adjusted frequently.
Basically What I want to know is any kinds of useful stuff i can do with it other than crosscut. Secondly which blade would best serve my purpose for safety, and cut quality? I have used RAS plenty in the past, but now I use my own i have a million questions.
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