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LordPM

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08-07-2018 01:19 PM

Hi everyone!

I have a lot of 2×6x8 foot long maple boards that i want to cut into 1×6x8 foot long board on the tablesaw. It’s a Dewalt 7491RS, which i know isn’t really meant for this. I don’t mind it taking a while (days / weeks) to do, letting the machine cool off here and there, doing few boards at a time, as long as it works. I know i’ll have to do multiple passes too, obviously, if i don’t want the tablesaw to die on me.

What kind of blade should i be using for this? Local shop said 10’’ 10-12 teeth rip blade, but i know absolutely nothing about blades for this project so i wanted to make sure first, as it’s almost 90$ (the blade).

Please let me know, thank you!


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#1 posted 08-07-2018 01:23 PM

you do know your not going to get 1inch out of it right ?
what are you making ?
do you have a band saw ?
answer these will help us :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 08-07-2018 01:37 PM

I would expect lots of burning. Resawing maple on a table saw is very unpredictable

-- Aj

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#3 posted 08-07-2018 01:41 PM

Probably will want a thin kerf blade due to the smaller saw, and even then many shallow passes. A glue line rip blade is probably going the be the best economical option, but you ware really using the wrong tool for the job. Like Tony said, you are not getting 2 1” slabs out of it. If there is cup or twist in the board, even 3/4 may be too optimistic. Bandsaw is the best choice for this.

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#4 posted 08-07-2018 01:52 PM


you do know your not going to get 1inch out of it right ?
what are you making ?
do you have a band saw ?
answer these will help us :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Oh most of these are about 2 1/4 so i did cut one 8 feet board and it gave me about 1 inch boards x2.
It’s for making a bedrom set, once jointed and planes should be about 3/4 to 7/8 (the boards are very straight, i got lucky).
I have no bandsaw sadly. Which is why i am trying to make due with what i have.


I would expect lots of burning. Resawing maple on a table saw is very unpredictable

- Aj2

The board i did didn’t have any burning but it took 30 mins to do. Im guessing i didn’t have the right blade for the task (regular dewalt blade that came with the saw).


Probably will want a thin kerf blade due to the smaller saw, and even then many shallow passes. A glue line rip blade is probably going the be the best economical option, but you ware really using the wrong tool for the job. Like Tony said, you are not getting 2 1” slabs out of it. If there is cup or twist in the board, even 3/4 may be too optimistic. Bandsaw is the best choice for this.

- RobHannon

Yeah the boards are very straight and about 2 1/4 thick. The guy doing em really did a nice job. Even the finish isn’t that rough, was impressed by his work. The board i did gave me 2×1 inch exactly once i was done.

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#5 posted 08-07-2018 02:08 PM


Oh most of these are about 2 1/4 so i did cut one 8 feet board and it gave me about 1 inch boards x2.
It s for making a bedrom set, once jointed and planes should be about 3/4 to 7/8 (the boards are very straight, i got lucky).
I have no bandsaw sadly. Which is why i am trying to make due with what i have.

I would expect lots of burning. Resawing maple on a table saw is very unpredictable

- Aj2

The board i did didn t have any burning but it took 30 mins to do. Im guessing i didn t have the right blade for the task (regular dewalt blade that came with the saw).

Probably will want a thin kerf blade due to the smaller saw, and even then many shallow passes. A glue line rip blade is probably going the be the best economical option, but you ware really using the wrong tool for the job. Like Tony said, you are not getting 2 1” slabs out of it. If there is cup or twist in the board, even 3/4 may be too optimistic. Bandsaw is the best choice for this.

- RobHannon

Yeah the boards are very straight and about 2 1/4 thick. The guy doing em really did a nice job. Even the finish isn t that rough, was impressed by his work. The board i did gave me 2×1 inch exactly once i was done.

- LordPM


look to me like you have answered your own question :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 08-07-2018 02:09 PM

Oh most of these are about 2 1/4 so i did cut one 8 feet board and it gave me about 1 inch boards x2.
It s for making a bedrom set, once jointed and planes should be about 3/4 to 7/8 (the boards are very straight, i got lucky).
I have no bandsaw sadly. Which is why i am trying to make due with what i have.

I would expect lots of burning. Resawing maple on a table saw is very unpredictable

- Aj2

The board i did didn t have any burning but it took 30 mins to do. Im guessing i didn t have the right blade for the task (regular dewalt blade that came with the saw).

Probably will want a thin kerf blade due to the smaller saw, and even then many shallow passes. A glue line rip blade is probably going the be the best economical option, but you ware really using the wrong tool for the job. Like Tony said, you are not getting 2 1” slabs out of it. If there is cup or twist in the board, even 3/4 may be too optimistic. Bandsaw is the best choice for this.

- RobHannon

Yeah the boards are very straight and about 2 1/4 thick. The guy doing em really did a nice job. Even the finish isn t that rough, was impressed by his work. The board i did gave me 2×1 inch exactly once i was done.

- LordPM

look to me like you have answered your own question :<))

- GR8HUNTER

What do you mean? As im pretty sure i do not have the right blade, i was asking for suggestions on the right blade for the task.

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#7 posted 08-07-2018 02:12 PM

Oh most of these are about 2 1/4 so I DID CUT ONE 8 feet board and it gave me about 1 inch boards x2.
It’s for making a bedrom set, once jointed and planes should be about 3/4 to 7/8 (the boards are very straight, i got lucky).

THE BOARD I DID DIDN’T HAVE ANY BURNING but it took 30 mins to do. Im guessing i didn’t have the right blade for the task (regular dewalt blade that came with the saw).

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LordPM

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#8 posted 08-07-2018 02:16 PM


Oh most of these are about 2 1/4 so I DID CUT ONE 8 feet board and it gave me about 1 inch boards x2.
It’s for making a bedrom set, once jointed and planes should be about 3/4 to 7/8 (the boards are very straight, i got lucky).

THE BOARD I DID DIDN T HAVE ANY BURNING but it took 30 mins to do. Im guessing i didn’t have the right blade for the task (regular dewalt blade that came with the saw).

- GR8HUNTER

Yes but 30 minutes a board doesn’t make much sense honestly. I want to believe there is a faster way than 30 minutes per 8 foot board using the right blade. Was just curious to see what blade you guys would suggest. Mine isn’t even a ripping one. Like what number of teeth, brand, thin kerf or not, ect… Thanks though.

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#9 posted 08-07-2018 02:26 PM

Instead of a 10 tooth blade, get an 80 tooth and it will cut eight times as fast. Instead of 30 minutes, you will be able to cut them in just under 4.

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#10 posted 08-07-2018 02:27 PM



Hi everyone!

I have a lot of 2×6x8 foot long maple boards that i want to cut into 1×6x8 foot long board on the tablesaw. It s a Dewalt 7491RS, which i know isn t really meant for this. I DONT MIND IT TAKING A WHILE (DAYS / WEEKS TO DO, letting the machine cool off here and there, doing few boards at a time, as long as it works. I know i ll have to do multiple passes too, obviously, if i don t want the tablesaw to die on me.

What kind of blade should i be using for this? Local shop said 10 10-12 teeth rip blade, but i know absolutely nothing about blades for this project so i wanted to make sure first, as it s almost 90$ (the blade).

Please let me know, thank you!

- LordPM


I guess I misunderstood you sorry :<((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LordPM

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#11 posted 08-07-2018 02:32 PM


Instead of a 10 tooth blade, get an 80 tooth and it will cut eight times as fast. Instead of 30 minutes, you will be able to cut them in just under 4.

- Rich

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What?

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#12 posted 08-07-2018 02:34 PM

Hi everyone!

I have a lot of 2×6x8 foot long maple boards that i want to cut into 1×6x8 foot long board on the tablesaw. It s a Dewalt 7491RS, which i know isn t really meant for this. I DONT MIND IT TAKING A WHILE (DAYS / WEEKS TO DO, letting the machine cool off here and there, doing few boards at a time, as long as it works. I know i ll have to do multiple passes too, obviously, if i don t want the tablesaw to die on me.

What kind of blade should i be using for this? Local shop said 10 10-12 teeth rip blade, but i know absolutely nothing about blades for this project so i wanted to make sure first, as it s almost 90$ (the blade).

Please let me know, thank you!

- LordPM

I guess I misunderstood you sorry :<((

- GR8HUNTER

Oh i don’t mind it being longer, but at 30 minutes per board i can only do one before stopping. Pretty much meaning it’ll take months doing them all. Sorry my english isn’t that great, probably my mistake there for the confusion.

Edit: Sorry for double post, not what i wanted to do.

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#13 posted 08-07-2018 02:36 PM

Cost effective:

One of the best:

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#14 posted 08-07-2018 02:38 PM

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#15 posted 08-07-2018 02:44 PM

Get a thin kerf 24 tooth rip blade and do it in multiple passes raising the blade height on each pass. I’d start at 1 inch blade height and see if it bogs down or not. Flip the board end for end and make another pass. Raise the blade to 2 inches and go again, both sides. Then go full height for the final pass. Shouldn’t take 30 minutes per board, more like 5 to 10 with a good rip blade.

Freud: https://www.amazon.com/D1024X-Diablo-10-Inch-24-Tooth-PermaShield/dp/B00008WQ2V/ref=pdlpovtph469lpt2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3QX0V0KZHDDXS7CQ6ATH

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