Ripping 3-1/8" thick White Oak

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Forum topic by Quanter50 posted 04-02-2015 08:34 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2015 08:34 PM

I thought I would share this. I needed to rip a 3-1/8” thick piece of white oak roughly 3’ long. I needed 2 pieces out of the 10” wide board I had. My Grizzly G0444 10” Contractors Saw with a 1-1/2HP motor running on 110v had no problem doing it. Feed rate was a little slow but a lot faster than what you would expect. The saw has an Irwin Marathon 40 tooth All Purpose 10” blade on it. This saw cuts as good as my Grizzly G1023 Cabinet Saw, but the blade on the G0444 goes up higher. No burning and almost no blade marks. I really was surprised!

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#1 posted 04-02-2015 08:37 PM

I am glad to hear it. Do you have any idea why a contractors saw could raise the blade higher than a cabinet saw?

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#2 posted 04-02-2015 08:46 PM

I have similar opinion of my GO575. Same motor as your saw.

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#3 posted 04-02-2015 09:30 PM

I dunno what the blade goes higher….maybe blade diameter is bigger than what’s on my G1023?

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 09:32 PM

Maybe the table is thinner so that the pulley can go higher.

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#5 posted 04-03-2015 12:55 AM

That’s pretty impressive with a 40 tooth blade! I would have expected that with a 24 tooth, thin kerf rip blade.

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