8'' Table Saw Blade (not a dado stack)

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Dchip posted 12-29-2010 09:37 PM 2081 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Dchip's profile


271 posts in 3277 days

12-29-2010 09:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

I couldn’t find much info on sub 10’’ table saw blades, so i was hoping someone here had some experience. I’m tempted to try one or both of the following blades since I respect the freud name:

I’ve tried circ saw blades in my table saw and really like the noise reduction and thin kerf, though it seems that the kerf may be a bit too thin, causing deflection under stress. Also, the carbide teeth seem a bit lacking (to be expected for a $10 blade).

One final thought is that if the run-out on my arbor is significant (I dont have a dial indicator yet), then the greater the diameter of the blade, the greater the movement, and that a smaller blade would give smoother cuts. I don’t cut much material over 6/4, so i dont see this being a drawback.

Anyone have any thoughts/experience, i would appreciate all input.


-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

2 replies so far

View Loren's profile


10476 posts in 3672 days

#1 posted 12-29-2010 11:14 PM

Running a smaller blade on a saw that isn’t designed for it
will result in a slower speed on the outside of the rim. You’ll
have to decrease your feed rate a bit running an 8” blade.

You’ll get a more stable cut with a full-kerf blade. Thin kerf
is less stable in precision applications like joinery.

Finally, if your saw has noticeable runout (you may have warped
blades), I recommend you sell it to somebody who doesn’t
need to cut joints and get a different saw.

I had an INCA for awhile that took 10” blades but only an 8” blade
would retract into the table. That 8” blade cost me about $60 and
I only used it for joinery. It was an accurate saw and a good blade,
but not the choice I would make today knowing what I know now.

View gary351's profile


97 posts in 2821 days

#2 posted 12-30-2010 01:53 AM

I have a vintage table saw that uses a 8in dia. blades mine is a crosscut/ripping blade and works fine. I think that freud combo blade should work, however forrestblades about $90 are very good they make 8in as well as amana for about $60. If your saw is worth keeping you may need arbor bearing if there a lot of play, and no new blade will fix that problem. Also rockler just put there dial indictor with miter bar on sale you might check that out.

-- A poor man has poor way's

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics