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Glue Line Rip Blade

Ripping is the action with a circular saw that requires the most power from the saw because rather than dust, it is actually pulling out small rips of wood, not to mention the greater potential for the wood to squeeze in on the blade. 

Here you will learn about the geometry of the ripping blade, even a special one made by Freud designed to give you a smooth enough rip edge to go right to glue-up.  For a lot more detail about the problems of ripping wood on a circular saw, check out the "Basic Rip Cutting" section in the "Table Saw Basics" video set here in the Learning Curve. 


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Tim S Firman on October 10, 2018 18:17

Matching up the piece being ripped off, to the piece it was ripped off from, in the same orientation, is a far different scenario, than joining to totally separate pieces of wood, and i'm not referring to specifically the grain matching . This method is the same as double cutting wallpaper, where any wavering of the cut is equally offset in the mating piece.

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