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Forum topic by groland posted 06-15-2020 07:39 PM 418 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-15-2020 07:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resawing help

I have an old Delta bandsaw ca. 93.5” blade with a resaw capacity of ca. 7”.

I am using a Kreg fence to which I added a 6” extension made of 3/4” MDF. The table, fence and blade are square to each other. I am using a 1/2” 3 tpi skip tooth blade.

When I tried resawing a piece of poplar to two slices ca. 5/8” each, the saw would not stay on the line but veered off to the outside of the fence.

Also the cut end of the board closed up so tightly I had to jam. Screwdriver into the cut to back it out of the saw.

What should I do?

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#1 posted 06-15-2020 07:47 PM

The blade seems to be dull. Screwdriver inserted between the pieces works well if you get it in place as soon as you can. Every time my re-saw efforts veer to one side or the other I put in a new blade. Works like a charm.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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#2 posted 06-15-2020 07:50 PM

Do you have drift when you flat saw a board with the same setup? Sounds to me like maybe the fence just needs to be adjusted to compensate for drift.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 06-15-2020 08:05 PM

Drift is caused by #1 blade, #2 setup. I never got anywhere until I followed the Snodgrass setup procedure.

I keep several wood shims handy for wood with stress in it.

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#4 posted 06-15-2020 08:09 PM

Cut from the other end of the board.

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#5 posted 06-24-2020 07:31 PM

The blade can be too dull for resawing, but plenty sharp for cutting thinner stock. Matthias Wandel explains it here:

-- Alan in Wisconsin

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