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Forum topic by steve6678 posted 10-24-2012 12:14 AM 555 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steve6678

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10-24-2012 12:14 AM

I’ve never had to rip and crosscut 3”+ hard maple. I do NOT have a BandSaw.
I have a TS, my chop saw won’t touch it.
Can I Rip 48” lengths of 3” Maple on my Table Saw (1 1/2hp 10” 20 amp circut)?
Gonna try, regardless, have no choice…Hmmm
I’ve noticed binding (pinch) in smaller rips, so I inserted a shim right after the cut as it progressed through the table

-- Steve - Dust sucks!


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#1 posted 10-24-2012 12:22 AM

You may want to do it in two or more passes at different
blade elevations. You can flip the work as well. Whatever
you do, the cut won’t be clean with the equipment you
have so the edges will need jointing.

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#2 posted 10-24-2012 12:24 AM

i ‘re-saw’ with the TS all the time to 6”
then thru the planer
(i rip thicker by up to 1/8”
as the blade might ‘tilt’ thru the cut sometimes)

in hardened wood
sometimes it’s best to do in 1” rises
go easy
flip end over end
not edge over edge

run thicker stock thru the jointer
(if you are using 12/4 stock)
after each re-saw
to get another flat
and re-saw again
the same way

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#3 posted 10-24-2012 12:48 AM

Get a new Forrest Woodworker II blade. That will cut it on your saw. A dull blade will make your life miserable.

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#4 posted 10-24-2012 12:57 AM

I use a skill saw to get the pieces small enough to run them through the table saw when i have oversize material..

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#5 posted 10-24-2012 01:07 AM

ha, thanks.
I just retired a Forrest WWII, and got a RIDGE TS2000, I respect Forrest and have used one for years, resharpening is awesome, but when I was introduced to Ridge I was surprised at the comparibility, I tested them both and found the Ridge to be a better performer, undeniably smother, more fluent cuts, I honestly mean “like butter”, a Premo blade, Brand New still, So I guess until I try to Rip that Hard Maple-huge-massive-lumber, I won’t know, huh, thanks WDHLT15

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