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Forum topic by duke59 posted 01-28-2010 05:24 PM 851 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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duke59

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01-28-2010 05:24 PM

Im ripping 1” cedar. What tooth blde should I be using?

-- Duke from ill


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#1 posted 01-28-2010 06:13 PM

Cedar’s pretty soft, I’d say just about any 24-48 tooth rip or combo blade will work fine.

Smells nice, too :)

-- The Wood Nerd -- http://www.workshopaholic.net

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 06:25 PM

Hi Duke – It really depends on the geometry of the particular blade and your saw, but in general 24T to 60T should do. If all else is equal, higher tooth count tends to equate to a cleaner cut, but higher tooth count also equates to more resistance to the saw, and possibly more burning. Inversely, the lower tooth count blades will tend to cut more efficiently but leave a rougher cut. A good 24T blade will just about leave a clean enough cut for a glue up right off the saw, and most good 30T or higher blades definitely will. Most 24T to 50T combo blades have a suitably positive hook angle for ripping on the TS, but many 60T blade do not, so check that parameter if you decide to go with the higher tooth count blade.

I’d suggest sticking with the better offerings from the better names like Infinity, Forrest, Ridge Carbide, Freud, Tenryu, CMT, Amana, Delta Industrial, DeWalt Precision Trim or Series 60, Ridgid Titanium. etc.

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 01:30 AM

I build kayaks out of cedar and redwood. Both woods are similar and have literally ripped strips all day long at times. I use at 40 tooth Woodworker II combination blade. Leaves a nice surface. You can check out my boat on my projects.

-- JB

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 01:56 AM

Duke, are you still looking for a blade?

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 02:17 AM

Any will do as long as it’s sharp.

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 06:10 AM

24 tooth flat top for ripping. 40-60T ATB for cleaner edges on final sizing.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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