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Forum topic by mazzy posted 11-29-2012 01:33 AM 732 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mazzy

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11-29-2012 01:33 AM

I’m going off into “Inlay Land” using my cnc router. For my inlay stock I will need to resaw down to about .3 inches. What band saw should I look for? I will be watching Craig’s List so any suggestions as to sturdy old time favorites would be helpful.

Thanks,
Mazzy
P.S. I don’t have a clue about what to look for with band saws for resaw

-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area, http://www.woodworkwonders.com


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#1 posted 11-29-2012 02:25 AM

I am well into “Inlay land” myself but I do it with a scroll saw. I re-saw down to 3/8” with a grizzly GO555 with riser block. It works well for me with 1/2” woodslicer blades. I mostly re-saw cedar, maple, and oak.

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 02:27 AM

How wide do you want to resaw?

What’s your budget?

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#3 posted 11-29-2012 02:33 AM

Ditto what Jim says. 14” Grizzly kicks butt. The various reviews and tests didn’t find any serious flaws.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#4 posted 11-29-2012 03:01 AM

Thanks for the info. I’ll be looking for a Grizzly G0555.

Loren…the cnc router inlay technique I’ll be using will work with between .3 and .5 inch stock. I could, of course, plane it down as needed, I’ll be getting 3/4 or 1 inch hardwood stock and resawing it to size. My budget is about $500 used.

I have an industrial 220 volt SawStop table saw so I could always take a 6” plank and run it through the saw, flip it and complete the cut by running it through again. The cut wouldn’t be perfect so I would need to do a little planing. In that way I could get at least two .3 inch thick pieces out of one 3/4 inch plank.

Thanks for the help,
Mazzy

-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area, http://www.woodworkwonders.com

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 04:42 AM

Under 6” and any 14” saw will do it with a 1/2” 3tpi blade.

The best are the old General and Powermatic 141 pattern.
Neither will do over about 6”.

If you want one saw to do all though I’d look for an over
18” saw.

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 10:11 AM

My G0457 handles only 10 inches resaw.

If you’re really not bothered by waste a useful trick is to fit a melamine top inside your planer then you can plane down to zero thickness.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#7 posted 11-29-2012 03:58 PM

Resaw on Grizzly 14” . Great Results.
Then the saw blade, 1/2” 3tpi for 14” will work better.

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