Bandsaw Recommendation for Wood Ripping

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tibi

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Had you considered a track saw? It seems a good compromise? Use outside on trestles, far straighter than circular saw? Packs away smaller than any fixed saw?
This is my current circular saw. I add a straight edge as a guide and I need to offset it 30 mm, to get exact cutting distance. Of course I can use this only to rip bigger boards that I can put on trestles, not some 200-300 mm boards. This will be ripped with a hand saw.
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This is my current circular saw. I add a straight edge as a guide and I need to offset it 30 mm, to get exact cutting distance. Of course I can use this only to rip bigger boards that I can put on trestles, not some 200-300 mm boards. This will be ripped with a hand saw.
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Understood. Having used both, I'm convinced the tracksaw does a better job. YMMV?
No offset needed, cut to a line. Smaller boards? All you need is support for the width of the track.
 

Gerard Scanlan

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I used a half inch blade on my INCA saw and ripped 15 centimetre thick stock. You do not need a beast of a saw just a well balanced one, the correct tooth saw that has been welded correctly and patience. It is slower that a circular saw yes. But it is so much safer to use. No kickback issues.
 
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