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I_Need_More_Lumber

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02-16-2017 03:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: thin kerf thin saw blade

So like the title says, I’m looking for a thin saw blade.

In the past, I have tried looking for a blade and now I’m trying again. I would like it to be:
- 10”
- Designed for ripping
- 5/8” arbor
- And thinner than Freud’s Thin Kerf Glue Line Rip. They have .091” Kerf.

Diablo has this circular saw blade (http://www.diablotools.com/products/product/D0724D) that has a .059” kerf. I use it a lot on my table saw, but there are times I need to rip 8/4S3S lumber. The 7-1/4” blade doesn’t cut it on height so thats why I’m looking for something with the same kerf, but with a 10” diameter.

I know there are methods like ripping a little more than half the height of the lumber and than flipping it, but I always get saw marks on both pieces. Another method would be a band saw, but I don’t have one.

Any suggestions?


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TravisH

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 03:44 AM

Combination blade probably the closest without going custom but 2 inch maximum cut depth.

http://www.infinitytools.com/10-laser-kerf-saw-blade-40t-1-16-kerf

http://www.totalsawsolutions.com/

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papadan

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 04:46 AM

Lots of money for little nothing. Why do you need this extra thin kerf? Scratch that question, you need to rip thick stock? No the term is resaw thick stock. Use a damn band saw

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Rich

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 05:20 AM

+1 on the Infinity. +1 also on papadan’s comment.

The only use I see for the blade is if you are ripping strips of expensive wood, like ebony. Say, for plugs or something. Even then, it will take a lot of cuts to pay for itself.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 02-16-2017 05:37 AM

Well he said he doesn’t own a band saw. So that negates that. I use a Dewalt Precision blade for ripping thin stock to the get the most strips out of the width of what I’m ripping. It won’t rip 8/4 stock though. Maybe you need to use a track saw or skill saw for this. You can do 8/4 with the Dewalt blade and a hand held saw.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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I_Need_More_Lumber

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#5 posted 02-16-2017 05:47 AM



Lots of money for little nothing. Why do you need this extra thin kerf? Scratch that question, you need to rip thick stock? No the term is resaw thick stock. Use a damn band saw

- papadan

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I_Need_More_Lumber

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#6 posted 02-16-2017 05:52 AM


Well he said he doesn t own a band saw. So that negates that. I use a Dewalt Precision blade for ripping thin stock to the get the most strips out of the width of what I m ripping. It won t rip 8/4 stock though. Maybe you need to use a track saw or skill saw for this. You can do 8/4 with the Dewalt blade and a hand held saw.

- builtinbkyn

Thanks for noticing that I mentioned about not having a bandsaw.

My main purpose is to cut thin stock. I am trying to get pieces at a net of 1/8” thick. The thicker the blade, the more waste there is. Using a circular saw may help with the Diablo blade I mentioned.

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Rich

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#7 posted 02-16-2017 05:54 AM

I gave a thumbs-up on papadan’s post. Does that mean I’m not helpful either? He made a valid point, even if it was in his redneck way (which we love him for).

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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I_Need_More_Lumber

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#8 posted 02-16-2017 05:56 AM



Combination blade probably the closest without going custom but 2 inch maximum cut depth.

http://www.infinitytools.com/10-laser-kerf-saw-blade-40t-1-16-kerf

http://www.totalsawsolutions.com/

- TravisH


Awesome! Exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you, TravisH!

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I_Need_More_Lumber

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#9 posted 02-16-2017 06:00 AM



I gave a thumbs-up on papadan s post. Does that mean I m not helpful either? He made a valid point, even if it was in his redneck way (which we love him for).

- RichTaylor


If your are suggesting using a tool, which I mentioned beforehand about not having, then yes.

In my original post, I am looking for what I asked for like what TravisH mentioned or alternatives.

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Rich

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#10 posted 02-16-2017 06:01 AM


My main purpose is to cut thin stock. I am trying to get pieces at a net of 1/8” thick. The thicker the blade, the more waste there is. Using a circular saw may help.

- INeedMore_Lumber

I can appreciate that. But you have to calculate the savings versus the cost of the blade. That Infinity blade is $160. It is 1/16” kerf versus the 3/32” of a regular thin-kerf blade. You’re saving 1/32” per pass. Do the math to determine the breakeven point.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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I_Need_More_Lumber

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#11 posted 02-16-2017 06:02 AM

I gave a thumbs-up on papadan s post. Does that mean I m not helpful either? He made a valid point, even if it was in his redneck way (which we love him for).

- RichTaylor


If your are suggesting using a tool, which I mentioned beforehand about not having, then yes.

In my original post, I am looking for what I asked for like what TravisH mentioned or alternatives.

By the way, you correctly got what I was doing except for the ebony part. I wish I can afford that.

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Rich

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#12 posted 02-16-2017 06:05 AM

Best wishes. May you have many thirty-seconds of a slice in your future.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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I_Need_More_Lumber

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#13 posted 02-16-2017 06:11 AM



I can appreciate that. But you have to calculate the savings versus the cost of the blade. That Infinity blade is $160. It is 1/16” kerf versus the 3/32” of a regular thin-kerf blade. You re saving 1/32” per pass. Do the math to determine the breakeven point.

- RichTaylor


Well I get what you are saying, but the cut that I plan on doing is a cut that I plan on doing for many many many years. That price of that blade will spread out over time. I don’t mind buying a quality blade for that price.

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Rich

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#14 posted 02-16-2017 06:14 AM

I understand your concern. It’s valid. I’m just saying you need to weigh the costs. How many 1/32” savings from cuts you make will pay for that blade? That was the crux of my ebony comment.

It’ll take a load of cuts of woods that are even average in cost, like cherry, walnut, to pay for that blade.

This would be a great challenge for LJers. How many linear feet of, say, walnut, would you have to cut to pay for a $160 saw blade? Pick a $/bf and run with it.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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Rich

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#15 posted 02-16-2017 06:18 AM



Well I get what you are saying, but the cut that I plan on doing is a cut that I plan on doing for many many many years. That price of that blade will spread out over time. I don t mind buying a quality blade for that price.

- INeedMore_Lumber


We agree. Let’s let the LJ savings challenge stand :)

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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