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    cr
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    an interesting task, caused me to go measure my 10 in table saw, about 3 in.
    I have a similar project in carey, cutting thin pieces off of chainsaw cut 3x12 blocks.
    I presume your cut pieces will be subsequently surfaced in some manner, how critical is their flatness
    I can rip straighter with a circular saw than a bandsaw, yes it is related to uniform feed pressure without which the bandsaw blade will shift.
    How about a used rip saw of some type

    hey kenstein, nice resaw

    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Ripping pine you could get by with the 1 Hp. Ripping laminates or hardwoods - the 1.75 or 2 Hp would be better.Auto-feed I never played with so I can't help.PS - my Father-in-law was a cabinetmaker and I helped in the shop when I was first married. Hated the band saw (his was ancient and had no guards or blade covers).
    Ya don't need no stinkin guards or covers, they just get in the way & slow ya down!Signed,Stumpy
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeyman View Post
    Ya don't need no stinkin guards or covers, they just get in the way & slow ya down!Signed,Stumpy
    Not sure if this will help or not. Never saw a self feeder on a wood band saw. But I did see an old boy who drilled a couple holes in the sides of his table to pass a rod and had a small pulley on the end. Didn't get to see his sled but he had a cable on it that ran out the back & over the pulley & down. Described cast lead weights(he made) like an old freight scale. His other mod was to add a 5 slot pulley on the motor shaft. I copied that and it worked great! Have you looked at used saws? Bought one of mine at the swap meet for around 1/8th of what it'd cost new. Almost forgot he had a bend on the end of the shaft so the pulley cleared the table. Let us know how it goes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillA View Post
    an interesting task, caused me to go measure my 10 in table saw, about 3 in.
    I have a similar project in carey, cutting thin pieces off of chainsaw cut 3x12 blocks.
    I presume your cut pieces will be subsequently surfaced in some manner, how critical is their flatness
    I can rip straighter with a circular saw than a bandsaw, yes it is related to uniform feed pressure without which the bandsaw blade will shift.
    How about a used rip saw of some type

    hey kenstein, nice resaw

    Bill
    That's why I was thinking a 1-1/4" or more resaw blade on a band saw. I'm thinking / hoping that with the correct HP and blade combo it would slice through very easily then the right feeder HP and speed. Maybe I'm just dreaming to much but I'd like to believe it could be done (easily). I have to run a board through 2 times on the the 10" table saw. I've done about 12,000 of them now and I'm SICK AND TIRED of this method. Yea guards and covers just get in the damn way. But I do admit you had better be a "table saw PRO" to do what I do. And even now I admit I've been pushing my luck thus far. This is why I'm seeking a quicker safer method to do this operation. I would ask NOBODY to do it for me.

    I'm going to do a mass 100 toy box built at once hopefully starting in late Jan. And I want to do it in under 14 days (10 days is secret goal). I want to try something.... stay tuned!!!!
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    cr
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    based on what I was doing 50+ tears ago . . . .
    You might look for a used arbor gang rip saw, I think that is the proper name. We used to rip 2-4 truck/trailers of 2x4 studs per month, all ways (we even cut a 1x3 from the side - wooden bed frame co). I have no idea where you might find an old/cheap used one, and your helper tailing-off will be moving quickly.

    Bill
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    Don't forget to get the right TPI, I would suggest 3 TPI and also a "hook" blade, it will cut faster which also means easier but you would get a rougher finish.
    https://www.finewoodworking.com/2010...p-tooth-blades

    Another consideration is whether you are cutting green or dry wood? If it is green you will want to make sure there is plenty of "set" in the teeth.
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