I’ve several 2X12X8 southern yellow pine boards I need to rip. I’m using a Unisaw (3 hp). The wood is relatively knot free. I sticked the wood in my shop for about 6 weeks after buying it and my pin meter reads between 6 and 8% moisture on the stock. I put a brand new Freud ripping blade (not a glue line blade) on the saw.
The saw’s bogging down and stalling with each cut I attempt. I’ve tried reducing my feed rate to no avail. Each attempt pretty much results in an electrical breaker trip on the saw’s circuit (only one leg is tripping out, but not always the same leg). The first board pinched the splitter so badly that I sat it aside assuming I had some wild torsion in that board. Other boards didn’t close up on me, but the saw still stalled.
I’ve had no problems in the past ripping even 9/4 hard maple or oak. None at all. This is my first time using SYP for anything.
What am I doing wrong?