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Cutting Your Own Strip Wood
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 Posted: Mon Sep 16th, 2019 12:20 am
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Joined: Mon Oct 24th, 2011
Location: Riverside, California USA
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Lucked into a micro mark table saw
Seems to work ok

But I made a new plate for the blade
as the metal one has quite a gap

The saw cost me $30
But the guy gives me stuff all the time
So didn't argue


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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2019 06:37 am
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Joined: Sat Jul 5th, 2014
Posts: 105
$30 is hard to beat.

I regularly cut strip wood using the Byrnes Table Saw.

Yes, it is a bit spendy,
but on the other side of the equation,
it is probably the most used power tool in my shop.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2019 08:21 pm
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W C Greene

Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Royse City, Texas USA
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A few years back, a good friend "made me buy" his new Skil bandsaw.
This isn't a big industrial saw but has a 9" throat and is easy to use.
I put a fine tooth blade on it and when properly set up,
I can cut 1/32" boards easily and cleanly, balsa is the easiest and cheapest.
Ever look at how much basswood chunks go for?
I do have some nice redwood fence boards that can be cut up also.

My real problem is that I have about 20 or 30 years of wood hoarding,
so whatever size I need is "around here somewhere".
I still use my old balsa stripper for little stuff,
but that bandsaw is great for model work and "real world" projects.

I bought a small table saw once and gave it away,
after it threw a chunk of wood at my head,
I know it was my fault but after that I decided I could buy what I needed,
and not get whacked in the head!

That's my story & I'm sticking to it...


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