Cutting 12/4 Black Walnut with Jet Proshop Table Saw

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Forum topic by Danestar posted 09-09-2010 03:12 AM 1420 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2010 03:12 AM

Just wondering now that I have my hands on the 12/4 stock i have been looking for I need to make long straight cuts thru the wood. What I am wondering is that the blade being that far out of the table sorta freaks me out and wanted to see how others do this. Should I cut 1 3/4 inch cuts on either side? I am trying to get 2.5” x 2.5” by 17” and 23” lengths for coffee table and end table legs.

Also what blades are recommended for this task?

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#1 posted 09-09-2010 04:10 AM

If you are limited to a table saw, then I’d say make two cuts at 1.5 inches each. Otherwise, rip it on a bandsaw.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#2 posted 09-09-2010 04:19 AM

Most saw blades are not designed to cut more than about 1.5 inches on each pass.

I would make 2 or 3 passes, raising the saw blade between each pass and leaving the same side down.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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