Ryoba saw - rip cutting

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Forum topic by Monte Milanuk posted 07-31-2017 04:36 PM 1054 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Monte Milanuk

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07-31-2017 04:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question pine

I’ve been having fits using the rip teeth on the ryoba saws I have. Every time I try to use one to rip cut, it balks at cutting, and once I get it going, its rough and uncontrolled… if I stop it’s hell getting started again.

After watching a few videos I tried starting the cut with the fine/crosscut teeth first, then flipping over and using the smaller rip teeth closer to the base to get going. Still no joy. Not working with anything exotic here just yet… just relatively clear 1x pine.

Any suggestions? The crosscut side starts and cuts nice and easy, and the dozukis I have (one crosscut, one rip) both start and cut super easy.

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 03:53 PM

I love using Ryoba’s to rip with, and they seem to rip pine like butter in my experience. I’ve heard horror stories about the box store knockoffs that have blue, flame hardened tips…they are sharpened in a crosscut pattern on the rip side, instead of the straight across rip pattern. If it’s not tracking right, it could be because of inconsistent set in the teeth…I always remove the set from mine, leaving just a tiny bit, then wax it with paste wax or beeswax. If it’s brand new, you could also use a piece of 220 sandpaper and run it along each side of the teeth to remove any sharpening burrs that are grabbing (an old timer trick). Good luck…once you get it right, you’ll be amazed.

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