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Looking to buy a used SL Rip Saw but never used one. Can the blade be adjusted to an 8 degree angle to rip 5/4 for casing?
I have never heard of a SLR that had an arbor that tilted for rips.
I think most shops do those rips on a bandsaw.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Mark, I appreciate the response. I was looking at an Oliver Resaw bandsaw but I didn't know if a bandsaw would be quick enough
It will only be quick enough to re-saw 5/4 into 2 blanks for a casing, not for straight lining.
I once had a shop that had a straight line saw for making good blanks for the molder, and several patterns were ripped from 6/4 and then sent thru a Wadkin PBR resaw on an angle for making casings. The saw had a 20 hp motor, a good power feeder, tilt table, 3" wide blades, and would easily process 3" wide Poplar at 30 feet per minute all day.
Trying to resaw on a straightline saw would never be recommended.
I've been working on an all-purpose 2HP micro-mill veneer resaw for five years now and got to this point with it. It needs a wider more aggressive 1" blade for these rip cuts but since I recorded this I've added a log clamping system that allows for whatever angle you want without stacking wood scraps behind it and holding it down by hand.