||02-04-2015 04:25 PM
Milwaukee Worm Drive Circular Saw - Will it rip 8ft of S2S 6/4 oak?
Starting a new project after 20+ years away from woodworking and would like some advice.
I need to rip some lumber from our local hardwood shop to make the base of a pedestal bed. I'm thinking of just having them plane down 6/4 oak and straighten one side so I can rip what I need from it. The longest sections I need will be approximately 8 ft long.
I have a shopsmith that I recently inherited. While my Grandfather could make the shopsmith sing... I think I may get better results using a homemade circular saw guide and a friend's worm drive milwaukee circular saw. The shopsmith's table top is very small and I don't have a lot of experience with it. I can use the circular saw outside with plenty of room. I can then bring the ripped pieces into my shop and finish them up.
So, my 6/4 lumber that’s S2S measures 1-5/16″ thick after it's been cleaned up. Would any of you have concerns doing this with a circular saw and a guide for cabinets? If so, got any better suggestions?
I really appreciate the insight.