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From: André Lacroix
Date: 12 Jan 2000
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
Western Red Cedar is becoming rare and expensive and I would not bother ripping on a table saw. I would suggest that you cut the required lenghts and pass one edge and a flat surface of the boards on a jointer and then simply use a medium-sized bandsaw witht supporting rollers. I've always considered ripping on a tablesaw a waste of material and a more hazardous task than using a bandsaw which is much less hazardous and wasteful.Moreover,you can rip this specie of wood using an old blade since Red Cedar is quite tuff on blades.Just rip a bit wider and put it in the planer next. And voilà! p.s.an old one inch-wide blade with hook-type teeth is excellent for the purpose.
Categories: Filing Room Management
Date: 24 May 2000
Remote Name: 184.108.40.206
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From: Gervais Sawyer.
Categories: Gang Edgers
Date: 27 Jun 2000
Remote Name: 220.127.116.11
Heat tensioning of gang saws. When carbide tipping of circular saws, we use HF induction heating which gives a slow cooling cycle to eliminate tip fracture. At the end of the tipping the saw is nicely heat tensioned and needs a little roll at the rim to take some out. Larger saws do get wavy so we set the machines to tip every alternate tooth to spread the heat.