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Forum topic by AESamuel posted 02-09-2015 02:56 PM 1175 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2015 02:56 PM

Hi there,

I’m just finished resawing 1ft of 2 1/2” x 2” sapele with my new irwin ryoba pull saw which I got this morning and it went surprisingly well!

It got me thinking though – this ryoba is probably going to be enough for my hobbyist needs when it comes to ripping and re sawing but what do some of you pro and enthusiasts use for re-sawing wood? Particularly long boards where endurance could be an issue? I tell you, the long grip on the ryoba letting me use two hands was a life saver!

I’ve heard of frame saws before but I can’t seem to find what would be an appropriate blade. Like I said this is all out of curiosity as this ryoba will do me just fine.


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#1 posted 02-09-2015 03:00 PM

I’m guessing most “pro” shops would use a bandsaw lol

But I hope to someday make a frame saw, once I’ve got the time for it. Including a kerfing plane in that agenda as well.

I’ve found saw plates for frame saws at these two places

I guess to answer the direct question, I use a panel saw and a lot of calories lol

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#2 posted 02-09-2015 03:10 PM

Semi-pro shop (well maybe advanced hobby shop right now) here using a Grizzly 17” bandsaw. I am amazed at how well it works.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 04:44 PM

Tom Fidgen has some videos of him resawing by hand. I wouldn’t dream of it. My little 14” Rikon does great with a woodslicer.


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#4 posted 02-09-2015 09:36 PM

Check out Blackburn tools ,they make and sell a roubo resaw blade and hardware kit, for a reasonable price. When I get through with a couple of current projects I fully intend to buy and build one for myself.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#5 posted 02-10-2015 01:15 PM

That’s a nice piece of kit!


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