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Posted: 2/23/2007 11:07:57 AM EST
Is it safe to rip round stock on a table saw? I have some 2-3" diameter round spruce poles that I'd like to rip into 1" octagons for tent poles.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:17:36 AM EST
No, round stock should not be ripped on a table saw.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:24:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By LOW2000:
No, round stock should not be ripped on a table saw.


What might happen?

Is there another way to rip round stock into an octagon?
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:28:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rodent:

Originally Posted By LOW2000:
No, round stock should not be ripped on a table saw.


What might happen?

Is there another way to rip round stock into an octagon?


Need to use a band saw with a jig to hold the pole and keep it from rotating during the first rip. After that, you have a flat side to work with and it isn't so tough, you'll just need to keep changing the fence depending on which cut you're making.

If you try and rip round stock on a table saw, as the blade comes down through the wood, there is no support underneath it and you can get some nasty kickback and generally fuxored end product.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:28:09 AM EST
Jig + Bandsaw =
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:31:49 AM EST
What would happen? YOU WOULD PUT THE SAW INA BIND AND RISK THE STOCK TO KICK BACK ON YOU OR MAYBE EVEN SHATTER THE STOCK! WORSE CASE WOULD BE TO BREAK THE SAW BLADE ITSELF!



Use a circular saw and get a straight edge started then you can rip it from there on the table.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:46:14 AM EST
It is easy to do on a Table Saw. Get a 1X6 and a 1X4 the length of the poles.

Screw the 1X4 to the edge of the 1X6 to make an ‘L’ and screw the pole to the 1X4
You will have something that looks like this: ___]O, set your fence to give you the flat
you are looking for.

After that first flat, use a good Feather board and push board for the rest.


Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:49:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wraith:
It is easy to do on a Table Saw. Get a 1X6 and a 1X4 the length of the poles.

Screw the 1X4 to the edge of the 1X6 to make an ‘L’ and screw the pole to the 1X4
You will have something that looks like this: ___]O, set your fence to give you the flat
you are looking for.

After that first flat, use a good Feather board and push board for the rest.


Thank you -
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 11:50:30 AM EST
Get yourself a draw knife and do it the old fashioned way.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 3:41:28 PM EST
Use the Alaskan do It All Tool> Chainsaw.
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