|Review by Routerisstillmyname||posted 08-24-2010 08:39 PM||4384 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
- Ridgid 7 1/4 in. x 24Tooth Framing Saw Blade, R0724B
- Brand: Ridgid | Category: Saw Blades
I already own what I and many consider the best ripping saw blade in industry (( http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/976 )) but there is one disadvantage with using that, the kerf is THICK. so although that’s my go to blade when I need to put a perfect edge on a long board, I needed a thin kerf blade for rip cuts without the need to mortgage the house.
I decided to go real cheap and give one of those Frued 7” diablo blades a try when I saw this from Ridgid. So I decided to give it a chance.
It has what it appears more carbide when compared with other 7” blades. But I doubt it if it’s in the same quality class as Frued 7” blades.
Vibration is very reasonable low considering I used it on a table saw and compared to few other 7” blades I’ve tried now and then.
Well, long story short you get thin kerf cuts as you can see from the picture when compared to the real thing but If you want to use this blade as a ripping blade my recommendation would be no. The cuts are not that clean but ok. You would have to run the cut on a jointer and or planer. So at the end you would lose about the same amount of material as if you used a real thin kerf-ripping blade. Not to mention the extra time you waste cleaning the edges. So given the fact that it was never designed and intended to be used this way, 3 stars not bad.
I guess, I’ll pull the rigger on the new thin kerf frued glue line.
-- Router è ancora il mio nome.