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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 1037 days ago 1437 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MOJOE

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1037 days ago

Put together a quick sled today to resaw a few logs…..got to thinking? If I run the base of the sled through the blade (with runner in miter slot) will I get an even thickness slab if I referenced the upper portion of the sled to the cut line, ie. measure back at each end of the base (closest to blade)? Or will I need to somehow compensate for the drift angle in addition to measuring from the cut line?
joe

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!


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#1 posted 1037 days ago

Joe—Just a WAG, but I would think you would still have to compensate for drift. The blade is going to encounter a lot different resistance going through the log than it did just cutting the bed of the sled.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 1036 days ago

@cr1…..how exactly do you determine your blade is tensioned to 20k pounds??? I’ve recently read to adjust the tension spring 1 setting higher than the width of your blade…..in my case, set tension for 5/8” blade per tension gauge (I run a 1/2” timberwolf).

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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