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Forum topic by Routerisstillmyname posted 11-10-2009 02:45 AM 3060 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Routerisstillmyname

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11-10-2009 02:45 AM

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Need advise / recommendation on a table saw blade stabilizer. Actually been looking for the kind like Norm Abram uses. It has a rubber ring on the inside. Any info is appreciated.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.


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#1 posted 11-10-2009 02:52 AM

New to me.

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 03:33 AM

i think forrest makes the one with the rubber gasket on them if not try to google it.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 03:41 AM

I have to see if Norm wants to sell his ;-) I guess no one’s making that any more.

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 07:32 AM

I have one of those laying around. Every time I put it on, my blades make an annoying whistle. Some kind of harmonics that drives me crazy. I have yet found a blade that doesn’t do it.

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#5 posted 11-10-2009 07:36 AM

I just checked some out and CMT makes a 5” one for 10” blades. And they sell two, one for both sides of the blade. I didn’t know this, maybe that’s my problem. Mine is only about 2&1/2” but it does have the rubber ring on it.

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 07:45 AM

I have a couple of them and have never been able to tell if they actually improve anything. I think they are just something else to try to separate us from our money.

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mortise

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#7 posted 11-10-2009 08:06 PM

I use the one from Forrest, it works very well. I can definetly see improvements when using “cheap” blades, but not so much on my Forrest blades. I recommend looking into it.

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#8 posted 11-10-2009 09:26 PM

I also use the Forrest one. Mine is an older one, and doesnt have a rubber gasket on it…its just all metal and it works great.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#9 posted 11-11-2009 02:00 AM

I think that stabilizers were made mostly for lower quality thin blades. these days, most of the blades in 40 range are very good to high quality. but either way, anyone that have one with rubber seal and if you won’t be using it and want to part with it, just let me know.
THX

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#10 posted 11-11-2009 04:14 AM

The stabilizer is meant to be used with thin kerf blades. I use mine with Forrest and CMT blades. You really dont need a rubber seal, it will fit tight against the blade without any problems.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 11-11-2009 03:24 PM

If you use a high quality blade (TK or full), and put it on a well tuned saw that’s running true, you really shouldn’t need a stabilizer. They can help if there’s a vibration/runout problem, but it’s a bandaid vs a cure for the root cause. More often than not, the stabilizers are profit pucks that benefit the seller more than the buyer.

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