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Forum topic by Howie posted 10-11-2011 09:14 PM 820 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Howie

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10-11-2011 09:14 PM

Has anyone used the Micro Kerf ultra thin(as a dime) blade? Is it worth the price tag?($185.00)

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 09:25 PM

Too much $ for me Howie.
(for one blade?)

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 10:58 PM

$185 not for me

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 11:03 PM

Too much $$$ for me too. Plus, this would also require a dedicated riving knife matching the stated thickness.

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#4 posted 10-11-2011 11:14 PM

+1. To expensive. I do have a blade that is .078” kerf but it is only used for sawing banding strips. These strips are .040” thick. I use it to minimize waste. I think that I probably paid about $30 for the blade.It would be more today.Blade (I think) is by Timberwolf.
tom

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#5 posted 10-12-2011 12:40 AM

That blade is way too expensive IMO, and there are several decent alternatives. Tenryu has some good 10” ultra TK’s that are 0.079” that cost much less, and you can get a good Freud 7-1/4” blade that’s 0.059” for $10-$15. You can also use a bandsaw for very thin kerf for much less than $175.

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#6 posted 10-12-2011 01:49 AM

I can think of 6 Diablo blades I could buy for that much $$$

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 01:52 AM

Too rich for me too. You could buy a crosscut, rip, and combo of decent quality for that.

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#8 posted 10-12-2011 02:06 AM

Howie,

Years ago I bought (by accident) a blade for my circular saw that was called a “Planer” blade. Since I was working construction doing punch-out on apartment buildings it did come in handy for things like smooth cuts on exterior moldings, but it wasn’t much good for anything else.
It would heat up on a rip, chatter in a cross-cut and made really horrible cuts in plywood with lots of chip-out and splintering.

I forget who made that blade, but it was pretty expensive at the time… maybe $30.

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#9 posted 10-12-2011 02:47 AM

I appreciate all the input. I too, didn’t particually like the $$$. I’m looking for thin kerf to make stringing with. So far I’ve found most people using 7-1/4 freud etc. and a lot of ways to make them. It seems the tablesaw is the easiest. I have 2 bandsaws but the best one is set up for resaw(3/4 3T) and I didn’t want to change the blade
the other is a little 9” that works fine but not for this.
Thanks again for the comments.

-- Life is good.

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