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Forum topic by BandsawJeff posted 11-08-2017 04:56 PM 1253 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BandsawJeff

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11-08-2017 04:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig blade drift sawmill bandsaw

Hey Guys,
Stockroom Supply just posted this video on their Little Ripper. In the video he takes the guides off, lowers the tension and screws with wheel adjustment…but unbelievably he cuts straight. Way straighter than I can cut. How is this possible? I spend 30mins setting up my saw to try and get a nice straight cut.
Does Anyone own one of these? Does it really work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k-r5utmU2Q&t=25s


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BandsawJeff

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#1 posted 11-09-2017 12:41 AM

I’m seriously considering buying a setup. I can’t get over the fact that he took the guides right off.
Doesn’t sound like anyone owns one…has anyone seen one in action before though?

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#2 posted 12-03-2017 11:31 PM

Kind of changes the rule a bit doesn’t it. Will be interesting to hear form the first users and learn how slice the entire log.

The little ripper also looks to be something that could be shop made.

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Manitario

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#3 posted 12-04-2017 12:27 AM

Really interesting. Intuitively makes sense; the blade dulls on one side and then drifts. Would like to see comments from people that have used this.

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#4 posted 12-04-2017 04:27 AM

I don’t have one of those gizmos and I don’t have any trouble with drift. My results are just as good just using the resaw fence. The trick is (with a crowned tire) to adjust the blade backward or forward on the wheel until it tracks parallel to the fence. You can even compensate for dull teeth on one side this way. The same adjustment will work just as well for ripping without fence angle adjustment.

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BandsawJeff

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#5 posted 12-05-2017 06:44 PM

After I posted an this forum I posted on Canadian woodworking forum…its gone crazy there.
There will be a veneer cutting showdown. I bought a little ripper from stockroom so I will be using the ripper, another member will be using a reg fence, another a short fence and a homemade sled!
We will be deciding once and for all what the best method is to resaw! Also I will be a doing a short review of the Little ripper.

Here’s a link to the thread…its a great read!
https://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/forum/woodworking/woodworking-aa/1148132-bandsaw-drift-this-can-t-be-real-right

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