I am trying to re-dimension Wenge hardwood, 2″ thick and almost a meter long. I have used the Pax panel saw (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=46886&cat=1,42884,63338), the 10tpi one, not the rip as I was afraid it would cut too roughly, and the folding kataba (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=69152&cat=1,42884,42898&ap=1). the Kataba cuts very cleanly, and cuts almost exactly as fast as the Pax. What saw is best for this very hard wood at this thickness? It takes me (amateur) about 45 minutes to make one 750mm rip cut.
PS: I take 1 minute per 1 inch with the Japanese saw. The Pax is similar but I find it hard to saw straight in such hard wood with it.
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