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#1 posted 06-25-2013 11:01 AM

I can see where a Skil table saw won’t quite make it. Your biggest concern about ripping hardwood is the saw blade. A neighbor of mine burned up his motor on his 3hp saw, he brought the wood to finish his project and cut it on my old Delta 1.5hp saw with no problem. I tried 3 different manufacturers ripping blades before I got a good one that worked.

I can’t advise you on a saw or a blade because mine are so old and not being made anymore, but after spending lots of $$$ on a saw don’t skimp on the blade. In my experience I found that a thin kerf blade isn’t the best for ripping.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green

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