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handystanley

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1136 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: r4510 ridgid forrest woodworker tablesaw

As mentioned in the title I have a Ridgid 4510 table saw and would like to order a Forrest Woodworker II blade for it. I noticed in the Rockler catalog that there are two kerf’s available….a .093 and a .125. Does anyone see a problem with the .093 kerf? A smaller kerf is always better…right?

Thanks as always!

Stan

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA


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StephenO

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#1 posted 1136 days ago

You actually will pretty much need to go with the thin kerf for a portable saw (that’s what they come with, and splitters/riving knives on them are for the thinner kerf), the full kerf will bog down the motor.

-- -Steve, Seattle

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syenefarmer

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#2 posted 1136 days ago

Either kerf should work with your saw. It’s true that the thin kerf will be easier for your saw’s motor to spin but if your saw is properly aligned you shouldn’t have any trouble using a full kerf blade either.

EDIT: Ooops, misread your model number. For that saw, you should definitely go with the thin kerf blade. Sorry about that.

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ferstler

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#3 posted 1136 days ago

The riving knife with that saw is better suited to the thin-kerf blade.

I did a review and modification-idea post on that saw at:

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2006

You might enjoy it.

Howard Ferstler

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knotscott

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#4 posted 1136 days ago

A smaller kerf isn’t always “better”, but if all else is equal it will always put less strain on your saw’s motor, which will be most noticeable when ripping thicker materials. It should help the motor last longer in the long run.

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