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Forum topic by Mark posted 09-25-2010 04:51 PM 1422 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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09-25-2010 04:51 PM

This has been mentioned before about using thin kerf blades on your table saw hense a smaller blade. I have many brand new circular saw blades (7 1/4”) that I was given when I made a big dewalt purchase and I don’t use my circular saw often. So I was reading a forum one day and came across using them on your table saw. I took a whack at it yesterday and I was ver impressed with it. It ran through my oak no problem. So thank you to whomever posted it before.

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-- M.K.


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 09-25-2010 05:04 PM

yep and now you just need to make a new zeroclearence plate for the table

you know what they say : SAFTY FIRST
speciel now you have two children ….lol

thank´s for bringing the tip again :-)

take care
Dennis

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Radu

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#2 posted 09-25-2010 05:10 PM

I’m using a 7 1/4” circ saw blade especially for MDF and particle board. I also cut plywood. It works like a charm. Here is a review on a 7 1/4” blade posted by LJ Routerisstillmyname http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1608. Thanks Router.

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Abbott

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#3 posted 09-25-2010 05:23 PM

I may give that a try, thanks Mark.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 09-25-2010 06:20 PM

Greetings Mark,
I don’t know if you know it, or someone has already posted it, but you can use the smaller blade when you get ready to cut the kerf in the ZCI… It will go below the table better , whereas a 10” blade won’t get low enough. Once you cut the kerf, then just swap blades and continue on…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#5 posted 09-25-2010 06:47 PM

That’s a great idea Mark. Has anyone ever heard of a problem because of the difference in RPM. I don’t know of any I was just wondering. The circ saw runs at a far less RPM. Just wondering?? Bruce

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 09-25-2010 08:33 PM

Bruce, I’ve done this several times making ZCI on my Unisaw (and on my old Craftsman,too), and I’ve never had a problem with the RPM differences, but I don’t know what the RPM’s are for a 7 1/4” skillsaw, either… Good question….maybe someone will click in and tell us…..I’d like to know myself…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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Mark

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#7 posted 09-25-2010 08:56 PM

i have no clue bruce…but the struggle my tablesaw has with some hardwoods when the 10” blade is in shows a difference when theres a 7 1/4” blade without struggle

-- M.K.

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degoose

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#8 posted 09-25-2010 09:57 PM

While my 12 inch rip was out being sharpened I used a 10 inch for a while… worked fairly well but I was a little concerned about the speed at the tip…
i certainly would not try the 7 in in my 12 in table..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#9 posted 09-25-2010 10:12 PM

Marc: I found an older post (305 days) by our own CharlieM on the same subject. There are some very good comments and a couple of useful links that you might want to have a look at.
Cheers brother stay safe!
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11983

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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Mark

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#10 posted 09-25-2010 10:38 PM

thx alot bruce…i’ll check it out …p.s. hows the weather in your neck of the woods?

-- M.K.

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#11 posted 09-25-2010 11:18 PM

I bought several different purpose 7.25” blades after reading Mattias tip

Plywood, aluminium, 24 teeth, 2/2,5 mm kerf. So far so good. Never tried them in greater width than 3/4”

They are better for small wood cuttings. I feel using a 12´ miter saw or a 10´TS, is impossible to handle

-- Back home. Fernando

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#12 posted 09-25-2010 11:30 PM

It’s just like fall and I’m going to give up on my shorts :) I can see my breath today :(

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#13 posted 09-25-2010 11:32 PM

Sorry about spelling your name wrong “MARK” I was just chatting with Marc Spagnolo and I’m getting old what can I say!

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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Mark

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#14 posted 09-26-2010 12:02 AM

meh dont worry bruce…what am i gonnaa do anyway? yell at u on the computer? lol

-- M.K.

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#15 posted 09-26-2010 12:04 AM

Hehe :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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