Blade Stabilizers with Anti-Vibration blades

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Forum topic by Redsand187 posted 07-22-2011 01:15 AM 1379 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2011 01:15 AM

I am just wondering if you can, or would see any benefit of using saw blade stabilizers on a 10” table saw blade that has the anti-vibration relief cuts in it.

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 01:20 AM

I’ve never seen a difference using a blade stabilizer with a good blade running on a well tuned saw with low runout, and I tend to hear many posts from others with similar experiences. Save your money unless there’s a real need due to an obvious runout/vibration issue…and even then, they’re more of a band-aid than a cure of the root cause. Manufacturers tend to suggest them as much for their benefit as yours (maybe more!) ...kind of like Jiffy Lube suggesting a host of optional services when I stop in for an oil change.

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#2 posted 07-22-2011 02:01 AM

I find stabilizers work well on lighter weight table saws like contractor
saws. On cabinet saws, they tend to be less necessary. I used to
rip a lot of glue joints with a thin kerf Forrest blade on a lightweight
table saw and I found stabilizers helped a lot.

I’d be willing to bet the “anti vibration” cuts are a marketing gimmick.
Relief cuts in saw blades generally have been used to control warping
due to expansion when the blade gets really hot in use, as in sawmill
and production ripping applications.

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#3 posted 07-23-2011 10:30 PM

I use a lot of thin kerf blades and have found a large diameter stabilizer makes a difference, not because I have excessive run-out, it just keeps the blade nice and straight. I use thin kerf blades because they waste less wood and require less power (wear and tear) from the motor. I’ve found cuts to be better with the thin kerf then the regular kerf as well.

Been using the same stabilizer for over 10 years now.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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