|Forum topic by Melman||posted 136 days ago||592 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
136 days ago
Fellow LJ’s, I have a novice question for you. I have an 8” wide 8/4 board that I want to resaw to make 2 8” wide 4/4 boards (or almost 4/4…I understand that they won’t be exactly 4/4, which is ok). Since I don’t have a bandsaw, I was planning on making a blind rip cut with my table saw, flip it over and do the same on the other side. Is this the best way to accomplish this?
Even if I had a bandsaw, I noticed that several 12” models only provide a height of 6” and it takes a BS of 14” or greater to get into the 8” height range. So, if I had a 12” BS, the board would be too wide for it anyway.
Can you please let me know if my plan to use the table saw this way is a good idea? Or, if I should really use a bandsaw, what models should I look for (which have a height of at least 8”)?
Lastly, if I had a 10 or 12” wide board, what could I do? My table saw is only 10”..I don’t have a sawmill in my garage.
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