Worm Gear Saw or, good rip blade for common circular Saw

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Forum topic by bbc557ci posted 01-19-2014 07:50 PM 897 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2014 07:50 PM

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 07:57 PM

So, I have +,- 400 BF of 4/4 Ash I need to rip a strait line/edge on, and I made up a pretty decent 12 foot strait edge to guide my saw. Is there a good 7 1/4 rip blade you guys would recommend?

Also, I’ve been thinking of getting a worm gear circular saw for the ash ripping. Home Depot carries a couple of brands, Ridgid is one, but don’t remember the other one they carry. If I get a worm gear I probably wouldn’t be using it much after I’m done ripping the Ash so I’d like to keep the cost as reasonable as possible. Any brand suggestions?

Thanks :o)

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 08:09 PM

I like the hypoid saw from Makita.

Any name brand rip blade would work for your app.

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#3 posted 01-19-2014 08:22 PM

I see what you did there – nice runaround the new format!
The Freud D0724X gets good reviews but if it’s just 4/4 ash then anything expensive enough to come in its own bubble-wrap should do the trick. (Assuming your circular saw isn’t made by Ryobi or Tonka-Toys.) It’s not like you’re cutting 8/4 ironwood. And if you’re not going to be using it, then a worm-gear just isn’t worth the added dollars.

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#4 posted 01-19-2014 08:25 PM

Those Altenorf saws are made by the same company as mine. Actually mine is the sister company of Altendorf as far as I can see. Mine is a wadkin dimension saw. I picked the model used with a smaller sliding table as I don’t have much room for the two point seven metre or longer tablesThey make very wonderful saws. Alistair

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#5 posted 01-19-2014 08:59 PM

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 10:09 PM

Thanks basswood for the link but the Poconos are way south of me, maybe 150 or so miles. I’d likely jump on it if it were closer though.

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#7 posted 01-19-2014 10:32 PM

Joe – I checked and yes the Freud/Diablo D0724X seems to get real good reviews. Circ saw I’m using is a few years old Porter Cable. It’s ok but not great. I have an old PC model 315 that’s been faithful for a long long time, but needs a cord. Also have a couple of other saws I could use but they’re old (like me) too and again, with frazzled cords. Guess I should get my azz to the cord/plug store!!

I’ll check the box stores next time in in town for the blade. Thanks!!

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