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Author Topic: Bandsaw Edger/vertical resaw??  (Read 331 times)

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Offline etroup10

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Bandsaw Edger/vertical resaw??
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:39:08 pm »
Have any of you guys ever seen or heard of someone building an edger using bandsaws instead of circular saws?? I was thinking it may work pretty well. An engine on both of the saws, have one of the saw head assemblies adjustable. I imagine blades would last pretty long due to only cutting 1-2" material most of the time, with little or no bark. There shouldn't be any chance for kick back. Also I think it could double up as a vertical resaw as well if you made the throat wide enough. I may price it out and see what it would cost. If it looks affordable I may try it. But I also have a lead on an edger that has sat outside for 10 years, so if the price is low enough on that I might just go that route.
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Re: Bandsaw Edger/vertical resaw??
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 07:20:41 am »
A resaw usually has a bandsaw blade but an edger has a circle blade.
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Re: Bandsaw Edger/vertical resaw??
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 12:01:15 pm »
Yeah I know. Just contemplating the idea of building an edger with two vertical bandsaws that could also double up as a resaw
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Re: Bandsaw Edger/vertical resaw??
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 12:14:02 pm »
I look at it this way.  If it was a feasible idea, then the guys who know stuff about bandmills would already have built one.  Guys like Woodmizer, Baker, Cook, etc.  Those guys either don't make edgers, or make circle blade edgers.

The stationary saw wouldn't be much of a problem, as you can use a fence for one sided edging.  But, indexing a full machine may be the hard part.  You will also need some sort of feed rolls, and something to hold the board down. 
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Re: Bandsaw Edger/vertical resaw??
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 12:26:37 pm »
Thanks!! That's pretty similar to what I had in mind, just heavier duty and more automated!
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