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Belg1960

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651 days ago

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Guys, I need to replace my tablesaw ripping blade and want a nice flat bottom when I use it. Is this a good blade or would a thicker version of this blade hold up better? Any direction on where to get the best price on this or another similar type blade would be much appreciated.

Has anyone done business with these guys?
http://www.coastaltool.com/a/ab/forrest/forrest.htm

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 651 days ago

The Freud Fusion is as good as Forrest, and if you don’t need the depth, the 8 inch is the way to go.

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AHuxley

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#2 posted 651 days ago

If you want flat bottoms AND the 40t Forrest WWII you need the 10401125 instead, the 10407125 is the full kerf blade so I don’t think they make a WWII with a wider kerf, the thin kerf WWIIs will end in 100 not 125.

If you actually want a ripping blade and not a combo like the blade you mention that is a whole new question.

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Belg1960

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#3 posted 650 days ago

I do want a ripping blade because 97 out of a 100 cuts I make on the tablesaw are rips. I really need to be more educated on the types of blades any good links to read?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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knotscott

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#4 posted 650 days ago

The only grind that will leave a truly flat bottom is a flat top grind (aka FTG). Most FTG blades are 20T to 24T rip blades like the Infinity 010-024 (010-124 TK), Freud LU72 (LU87 TK), CMT 201.024.10 (202.024.10 TK), or Amana Tool RB1020. All other grinds will leave some sort of non-flatness….bat ears, grooves, ridges, etc.

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Cato

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#5 posted 650 days ago

I really like the full kerf Freud 24T heavy duty rip blade. Leaves a great flat bottomed cut.

I have used it for several years on both my 1.5 and 3hp saws with great performance on both and it gives me a pretty flawless rip.

I do mostly ripping, but when crosscutting on finer projects I have a Infinity Super General blade, but it is an ATB blade.

Not really that wild about combo blades for most ripping applications. Okay if you have it on the saw and need a quick rip, but otherwise I leave my Freud rip blade on, and even use it if I need a quick crosscut.

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AHuxley

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#6 posted 650 days ago

OK, I am little confused you want a ripping blade, and the vast majority of cuts are rips, why do you need a flat bottom? Are the other 3 cuts out of 100 a non-through cut you need flat bottoms for?

As for the ripping blade what saw (HP) do you have? Are you looking for primarily a rough ripping blade or a blade to produce a glue ready joint?

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Belg1960

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#7 posted 648 days ago

A little more info, I have a 3 HP right tilt cabinet saw, the 3 other cut are to make grooves usually for a door panel or jig. The type of material I cut most is veneer plywood, pine, cedar, poplar and finally some oak in that order. In starting to read Scott’s link I see that will factor into the decision as well.
Scott, thanks for the link I’m in the process of reading it right now. Man thats alot of words, its almost as bad as reading directions. You know how well most men do that. NOT! I’m guilty usually try it myself first and then see if I screwed it up. LOL

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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knotscott

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#8 posted 648 days ago

Well that explains why it took so long to type! ;-D. I should have used more pics!

I’m the same way Pat….I rarely resort to the instructions first. Step one on instructions intended to be read by men should be in bold print on the front cover….”Step 1: Don’t do what you’re about to do, or just did!
;-)

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