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Dee1

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07-27-2016 02:51 PM

Any of you guys have a favorite 10” blade with a flat top. I have been looking for one for a while with 0 results
Forrest makes one that is very close to flat. but just close.
Thanks
Dee1


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HerbC

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#1 posted 07-27-2016 03:01 PM

I like this blade by Kempston.

It is true FTG grind which produces a flat bottom cut.

And it’s only $33 from Amazon Prime.

Good Luck!

Be Careful.

Herb

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 03:01 PM

A rip cut saw blade should be flat.

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#3 posted 07-27-2016 03:15 PM

I have a Freud rip blade that was part of a three blade set. Nice 1/8” wide flat bottom grooves.

For excellent dead-flat bottom grooves also look to some of the ‘box joint’ blade sets (I also have the Freud brand).
The usually are set to make either 3/8” wide of 1/4” wide cuts when the blades are used in pairs. Singly they are about 3/16”, but I have never measured to confirm.

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#4 posted 07-27-2016 03:16 PM

I have a freud industrial 24 tooth rip blade that leaves a flat bottom cut. I think it was about $40 – 45

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#5 posted 07-27-2016 04:07 PM

I have a Forrest WW2 with their #1 grind. I would have to go get it, but if I remember correctly it is essentially a TCG grind with the tops all leveled out and flattened. It cuts cleanly and leaves a flat bottomed kerf.

Wayne

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#6 posted 07-27-2016 04:17 PM

I have a Freud 24 Tooth FTG Rip blade that produces flat bottoms, and I also have the Forrest WWII 40 Tooth with the special “flat” grind. While it is pretty flat, mine is not perfectly flat like the rip blade produces.

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 07-27-2016 04:32 PM

It’s my understanding that Forrest can/will grind one for you that way, but it’s special order. No idea what that might cost, but I have one on my “dream” list.

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#8 posted 07-27-2016 07:08 PM

freud all the wall

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#9 posted 07-27-2016 11:15 PM

I was recently looking for a FTG 10” blade. After a lot of searching, I found the Freud LU87R010 was the least expensive, true FTG I could find. Not all ripping blades are FTG, especially the cheaper ones.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000225UH/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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#10 posted 07-28-2016 09:44 AM

Any of the flat top grind (FTG) blades should be fine. Infinity 010-024/124, Forrest, Ridge Carbide, Freud Industrial LU87/LM72, CMT Industrial 201.024.10/202.024.10, Amana Tool RB1020, Delta Industrial and DeWalt Precision Trim all have them in a rip blade configuration – range is 18T to 24T.

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rwe2156

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#11 posted 07-28-2016 12:06 PM

Freud industrial (the chrome one) best rip blade I’ve used. LM74M010

or

CMT 24 tooth

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#12 posted 07-28-2016 01:53 PM

Lowes Irwin Marples 50T ATB-R. I had to order it ($39.98) and have it delivered to my local Lowes. I have used it several times to make box joints. Does a fine job. Every third tooth is flat so it flattens the bottom. And being a Marples, made in Italy (I think), its a higher quality than the standard Irwin products. I had to go to IRWIN.com to research it’s capabilities. They have a 60 tooth version also. Also that “ATB+R” identifies any blade as flat.

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#13 posted 07-28-2016 02:02 PM

http://www.infinitytools.com/sawing/table-saw/table-saw-blades/ripping-saw-blades/10-ripping-saw-blade-24t-125-kerf

This is the one I use. Works very well for making flat bottom grooves. Think Infinity charges about 50 bucks for it.

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knotscott

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#14 posted 07-28-2016 06:26 PM


Lowes Irwin Marples 50T ATB-R. I had to order it ($39.98) and have it delivered to my local Lowes. I have used it several times to make box joints. Does a fine job. Every third tooth is flat so it flattens the bottom. And being a Marples, made in Italy (I think), its a higher quality than the standard Irwin products. I had to go to IRWIN.com to research it s capabilities. They have a 60 tooth version also. Also that “ATB+R” identifies any blade as flat.

- RandyinFlorida

Because the non-raker bevel top teeth protrude slightly above the flat rakers, ATB/R grinds aren’t truly flat….they’re only “flatter”. Only an FTG (flat top grind) will leave a truly flat bottom.

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#15 posted 07-28-2016 06:30 PM


Freud industrial (the chrome one) best rip blade I ve used. LM74M010

- rwe2156

LM74 and LM75 are TCG grinds and aren’t truly flat either.

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