Feb 04, 2013 · You can do resawing with a Japanese saw, but the trick is in getting a suitably large one. Japanese saws are more or less standardized on the tpi depending on the size of the saw, with larger saws having coarser tpi. For resawing, I'd want a 300mm ryoba. It's the largest easily available Japanese saw, and has 5 tpi on the rip side.Not only that, but the speed in which this saw cuts is really astounding. I realize that my 14″ bandsaw is pretty underpowered, but I know I can resaw a typical 6-8″ wide board faster than it can. I have timed it and my hand method beat the bandsaw by 2 minutes on a 7×24 piece of old growth heart Pine for drawer sides.Feb 01, 2017 · The Japanese routinely resaw boards by hand with their saws* and many Western woodworkers who use Asian-style saws find them good for this, better than the Western-style saws they've tried for the same operation. I should mention though, whenparing it should be done using a sharp, properly set rip saw on the Western end, and not a modern ...Oct 09, 2020 · When choosing resawing blades, think wide and dentally challenged, as with the "Resaw King" (right). At a minimum, stick with a wide, open-toothed blade (middle). Narrow blades (left) are just a bad idea. To get started with resawing, I rmend a band saw of sufficient power and with a large depth of cut.