The rip saw is a very popular and must-have tool. This saw is commonly used in the workbenches or garages where one wants to make something out of wood or logs, and thus, considered as a basic tool to have.

What is a Rip Saw?

A rip saw is designed to make a clean rip cut on the wood. Rip cut is to cut the timber along with its grain line. A basic designed rip saw is constructed with a metal blade and a comfortable wooden or plastic handle. The blade has sharp teeth which are designed just like the knife blades to make fine cuts in parallel to the grainline of the log. The part of the blade installed under the handle is known as the hill and the open part in the front as the toe. The best rip saw can make fine cuts on the wooden parts with enough smoothness.

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Application and Benefits of Rip Saw

The uses of rip saw are different from person to person. Some use one type of saw for individual purposes, whereas, some use a totally different type at commercial complexes. As such, the benefits of rip saw are multidimensional from the users’ perspective. Unlike scroll saws which are used in mills for making intricate cuts or chop saws that are designed for making angle cuts, rip saws have a completely different purpose, and thus, are used for making rip cuts on the timbers.

Making rough cuts on wood:

One of the primary uses of rip saw is to make rip cuts on wood panels. Mostly, people hand rip saw for this basic purpose. These rough cuts follow the grainline in parallel. The saw blade functions like multiple chisels at a time on the wood surface and then complete the split.

Heavy-duty lumber job:

Some motorized or power saws are used for doing heavy-duty lumber splits. These are found especially in sawmills and commercial factories. Thick logs are cut with electric rip saws very easily without employing much effort.

Multiple cuts in a time:

Some rip saws contain multiple blades for splitting a timber or log into more than two pieces at a time. These are known as multi blade rip saws. Some call it as gang rip saw. These can be motorized or manually pulled/pushed. The user can set the gap between the blades to make the cuts after the desired interval.

Accuracy in severing planks:

At present, many modern designs of rip saws have been launched in the market which ensures severing the lumber at the maximum precision. The level of accuracy being the maximum ensures that the erosion or waste of the wood materials are the least. In this way, the user can utilize the maximum portion of wood for his purpose.

Correcting uneven shapes:

Just like the pruning saws are used to maintain the right shape of the tree branches, the hand rip saws can help the user in rectifying the uneven or messy edges of the logs and timbers. The proper shape of wood is necessary since the edges must match the designated design of the planned item.

DIY projects:

Many of the rip saws are highly portable these days. And the portable rip saws are the best fit nowadays to assist in DIY projects. One can sever the plywood and timbers at their own accord and complete his projects by himself by creating proper material supply.

Commercial tasks: In the commercial complexes, many large-scale and high-end mechanical rip saws can be found for cutting woods and ply more efficiently within a shorter time with the highest accuracy. These are specially planned for serving the mills and factories which require a large magnitude of works to execute.

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Multi Blade Rip Saw

The multi rip saw is a circular saw composed of several cutting units connected together and whose distance can be adjusted precisely. It allows you to cut large pieces into planks, beams or profiled wood in one step. The variants of these special machines differ depending on the height of the cut and the variable feeding speed.

With completely closed, log multiple ripsaws becoming suitable for working as individual sawmills with manual loading, and as auxiliary saw machines into a fully automatic line. Thick frame and robust structure guarantee it’s stable in cutting. It is good at obtaining boards straightly from big plank, thus avoiding repeat cutting. The double spindle makes it easy to saw hardwood no more than 40cm in width.

All buttons are in one control panel Intuitive and clearly convenient for the operator to use.

Two-blade shafts are made of high-strength steel, all blades are made of carbide to cut both very hardwood and softwood.

It is driven by an electric inverter with a variable speed of 3m-10m per minute.

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Advantages of Multi-rip Saw

1.High yield rate: the combined yield rate of band saws and other wood-making equipment is 70%, the combined yield rate of multi-rip saws is higher than 85%, and the qualified rate of comprehensive processed panels is 99%.

2.High work efficiency: Band saws and other wood-making equipment can process 8 cubic meters per worker per day, while multi-rip saws are 25-35 cubic meters.

3. Strong safety: The power transmission device and saw blade of the multi-rip saw adopts a fully enclosed setting, with a precise reverse device and anti-opening device, and the operation is extremely safe.
4. Easy to operate: Workers who operate multiple saws do not need to be very professional, and ordinary workers can quickly master the operation.
5. Simple maintenance: The multi-rip saw structure design is scientific and reasonable, and all parts are standardized and mass-produced, with good quality and not easy to wear.
6. Environmental protection: the machine body is closed, the noise is low, and the wood chips are discharged into the professional chip removal tank, which will not cause dust to fly.
7. High plant utilization rate: Because of high efficiency, fewer people are employed, and each conventional product occupies at least 10 square meters.
8. Large utilization rate of raw materials: There are many types of machines, and the utilization rate of raw materials is high. In addition to the commonly used methods of processing round logs into square and square size boards, there are also auxiliary equipment such as multi-chip saws for board skins, so that the waste materials such as board skins and triangles can be reused.
9. For wood processed by multi-saw, the sawing process is stable, the sawing accuracy is high, and the surface of the sawn wood is of good quality, smooth, uniform, and smooth, without re-planing and processing, reducing wood waste.