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Old 08-21-2009, 09:01 AM
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Default Burt Waddell

Randal,

No issues as it relates to ease of cut but there are definitely differences in quality of rip cuts with some woods. Maple is worst and it seems to be more in the softer portions of the wood. It really doesn't create a working problem but is something I notice from time to time.

Also maple seems to have more tension in the wood in general - you can cut a board and then it bows. I've ripped maple on a table saw with a stock feeder and seen a board have so much tension in it that it knocked one of the old jet lock fences out of adjustment when the tension released.

Burt