What is resaw

What do you need to know about resawing wood?

Now that I know it well, let me explain what is resawing and why would you want to resaw wood. Resaw Definition: Resawing is the process of slicing the timber along the grain direction to reduce it to thinner sections or to make veneers. In simple terms, you are splitting the thickness of the wood to get two thinner slabs.

What kind of Saw do I use for resawing?

I resaw on my 1983 vintage 1⁄2-HP Delta Rockwell 14" machine, which is equipped with an aftermarket riser kit to increase the cutting capacity from 6" to 12". I secure a plywood auxiliary table to the stock saw table to better support resawing of long pieces. It is critical to use a blade designed specifically for resawing.

What does it mean to resaw a table saw?

Resaw Definition: Resawing is the process of slicing the timber along the grain direction to reduce it to thinner sections or to make veneers.

What's the difference between a rip-cut and A resaw?

However, in ripping you are cutting across the width whereas resawing refers to the cutting across thickness. Take a look at the images below that illustrates the difference between resaw and rip-cut. Note that in both cuts the length of the lumber is not reduced. Reduction in width. Length and Thickness remains the same. Reduction in thickness.

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