How much horsepower ?

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Forum topic by CoArcher posted 11-14-2011 02:06 AM 794 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-14-2011 02:06 AM

Hello All, I am going to re-saw 8” X 8” X 8’ douglas-fir beams into 1” boards. I have made a resaw sled modeled after lagunna’s. I need help in selecting the proper horsepower for the band-saw. I will use a 3 tpi blade. Thank you for your suggestions. Bill

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 03:56 AM

id say a 1 hp would do it at a slow feed rate but IMO more horsepower more better … how long are the beams?

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#2 posted 11-14-2011 08:54 PM

Anything over 1 hp will do it, but the more ooomph the better when

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#3 posted 11-14-2011 09:04 PM

I read up and seen a video on Fine Woodworking arguing the fact the blade pays more of a factor than the horsepower. I know I have resawed a 10” piece of cherry on my 1 hp bandsaw using a 4 tpi skip tooth. I couldn’t do that before I got the skip tooth blade…

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