Trad Gang.com Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
MY PROFILE | directory login | register | search | FAQ | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Trad Gang.com » Main Forums » The Bowyer's Bench » Radial arm ripping blade

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Radial arm ripping blade
Bvas
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 44555

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Bvas   Email Bvas   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just acquired a new to me, but older than Roy(it might not be that old lol), 10" radial arm saw. The price was perfect....FREE!!!
I'm wanting to use it to square up the walnut chunks that I rough sawed with the chainsaw this spring. It currently has a 28 tooth combo blade that burns the wood about as much as it cuts it.
Just wandering if anybody had any blade suggestions for ripping hardwood???

And before it is said. I know a table saw or band saw would probably be better and/or safer. But the saw does have the proper guards and kickback devices and actually operates pretty smooth.

--------------------
Some hunt to survive; some survive to hunt

Posts: 758 | From: Ohio | Registered: Feb 2016  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kennym
Assoc Sponsor
Member # 2304

Icon 1 posted      Profile for kennym   Author's Homepage   Email kennym   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I run a 24 on tablesaw. Shouldn't be any different. Stand to the side! Those scare me to rip with, have one in back to crosscut to length and love it for that

--------------------
Stay sharp, Kenny.

https://www.kennysarchery.com/

Posts: 12067 | From: Linneus , Mo. | Registered: Jan 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
bamboo
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 2856

Icon 1 posted      Profile for bamboo   Email bamboo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
these guys will know---

http://people.delphiforums.com/snotzalot/sawdust/

--------------------
Mike

Posts: 1351 | From: northern most jersey! | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
JamesV
Contributor 2013
Member # 23743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for JamesV   Email JamesV   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ripping with a radial arm saw is dangerous. It can shoot wood faster then your bow shoots arrows. I only use mine for cross cut.

--------------------
Proud supporter of Catch a Dream Foundation
-----------------------------------
When you are having a bad day always remember: Everyone suffers at their own level.

Posts: 2046 | From: Rolling Fork, Mississippi | Registered: May 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Roy from Pa
Contributor 2017
Member # 10602

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Roy from Pa   Email Roy from Pa   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sure is dangerous. I've had pieces of wood go flying while ripping boards on the table saw.
Posts: 11375 | From: PA | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Shredd
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 45311

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Shredd   Email Shredd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Go carbide blade for sure... You don't want a high number of teeth... It usually says on the package what the blade is used for...
Posts: 286 | From: Florida | Registered: Sep 2016  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
rmorris
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 20961

Icon 1 posted      Profile for rmorris   Author's Homepage   Email rmorris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You wonít see a lot of radial arm saws in small shops. They have too big of a footprint for their usefulness. The best part about the one I had was itís large tabletop area, the saw part just got in the way...

--------------------
"Havin' such a good time Oo-de-lally, Oo-de-lally Golly, what a day"

Posts: 1257 | From: Midland, Texas | Registered: Aug 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LittleBen
Contributor 2013
Member # 21858

Icon 1 posted      Profile for LittleBen   Email LittleBen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I would not cut a small chunk on a table saw or radial arm saw.

I'd probably flatten it on a belt sander or disc sander.

Posts: 2979 | From: Albany, NY | Registered: Nov 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bvas
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 44555

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Bvas   Email Bvas   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thanks guys.
I picked up a 24T diablo today. It is waaaay better than the blade it had. Cuts aren't super smooth, but that's probably mostly due to the operator not maintaining a nice steady feed. At least now I'm making saw dust instead of smoke. Lol
Having to constantly adjust the blade and kickback guard are kind of a pain in the you know what, but I know it's necessary to safely rip with a RAS.

--------------------
Some hunt to survive; some survive to hunt

Posts: 758 | From: Ohio | Registered: Feb 2016  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Bvas
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 44555

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Bvas   Email Bvas   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by LittleBen:
I would not cut a small chunk on a table saw or radial arm saw.

I'd probably flatten it on a belt sander or disc sander.

Guess I shoulda clarified "chunks". These are 2.5-3" thick slabs that are 8-12" wide and 2' long. I cut the tree this spring and have had the slabs in my garage attic all summer.
I'm just trying to get them squared up and cut down to near usable size so that I can move them into the basement with the dehumidifier before winter.

--------------------
Some hunt to survive; some survive to hunt

Posts: 758 | From: Ohio | Registered: Feb 2016  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
wood carver 2
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 34649

Icon 1 posted      Profile for wood carver 2   Email wood carver 2   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sharpening is the key to good cutting. I used to hate using my 10 inch combo blade, until I took it to a guy who did a great job of sharpening it. It used to scream and tear up wood, but then it ran quiet and cut clean.
I have been using radial arm saws since I was 10. My Dad sold ours for the reasons given above, but I still use one daily at work. Enjoy your new saw, but keep in mind that it is a monster that wants to bite you. [Smile]
Dave.

--------------------
" Vegetarian" a Native American term for bad hunter.

Posts: 1656 | From: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada | Registered: Jul 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
wood carver 2
Trad Bowhunter
Member # 34649

Icon 1 posted      Profile for wood carver 2   Email wood carver 2   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
BTW, those Diablos are nice, inexpensive and clean cutting. They can even be sharpened a couple of times.
Dave.

--------------------
" Vegetarian" a Native American term for bad hunter.

Posts: 1656 | From: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada | Registered: Jul 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply ~ PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU POST! - Is your post trad bowhunting related? Check the FAQ or EMAIL if you're unsure!
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Codeô is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Shoot On Over To:


Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2003 thru 2017 ~ Trad Gang.com ©

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.1