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Offline swalkin

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Blade for glue line rip
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:03 AM »
I need a recommendation for a blade for ripping a glue line on an 8ft slab. I have a small shop and I do not have a jointer. I am planning to use my Festool TS 75 Eq track saw. The grain in this 2inch slab is figured...not highly figured but the grain definitely does not run straight. Any recommendations and advice would be greatly appreciated. I am a hobbyist furniture maker and I am so nervous as this is a gorgeous piece of wood. Please help!!
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Offline Don T

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Re: Blade for glue line rip
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 09:46 AM »
The blade comes with the TS75 should work just fine.
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Offline Svar

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Re: Blade for glue line rip
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 09:55 AM »
The blade comes with the TS75 should work just fine.
Agreed.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Blade for glue line rip
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 11:42 AM »
Here's an example of a rip in 1 1/4" walnut using the standard 28 tooth blade on a TSC 55.

The 1st photo is the rip closed, while the 2nd photo is the rip opened.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Blade for glue line rip
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 12:52 PM »
I need a recommendation for a blade for ripping a glue line on an 8ft slab. I have a small shop and I do not have a jointer. I am planning to use my Festool TS 75 Eq track saw. The grain in this 2inch slab is figured...not highly figured but the grain definitely does not run straight. Any recommendations and advice would be greatly appreciated. I am a hobbyist furniture maker and I am so nervous as this is a gorgeous piece of wood. Please help!!

Hi,

  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

    In addition also see this technique for ripping and jointing big heavy thick pieces.

               http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/edge-jointing-a-countertop-with-the-ts75-(or-ts55)/



Seth

Offline Brian Livingstone

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Re: Blade for glue line rip
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 01:44 PM »

I just want to say a big thanks for pointing this method out.  I am in the process of building a reasonably long bar top (12 foot boards), and this method works like a charm !

I couldn't get a piece of paper in between the boards after straightline ripping them. 

I am using a TS75, which I bought about a year ago, after selling my TS55.  The TS55 never let me down, but I really prefer the extra power of the 75.  It is a beast !

Brian
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Re: Blade for glue line rip
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 01:54 PM »
Do you think the highly figured wood will move after being cut?
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Offline Svar

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Re: Blade for glue line rip
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 02:37 PM »
    In addition also see this technique for ripping and jointing big heavy thick pieces.
               http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/edge-jointing-a-countertop-with-the-ts75-(or-ts55)/
Seth
Before the age of track saws this method was used with router and a straight edge. It was much more tricky to do with a router, because of climb cut on one side. Required a steady pace and very shallow cut.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Blade for glue line rip
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 02:01 AM »
    In addition also see this technique for ripping and jointing big heavy thick pieces.
               http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/edge-jointing-a-countertop-with-the-ts75-(or-ts55)/
Seth
Before the age of track saws this method was used with router and a straight edge. It was much more tricky to do with a router, because of climb cut on one side. Required a steady pace and very shallow cut.

Yes, I've seen that router method.  Hooray for track saws!  [thumbs up]

Seth