Kerfs for saw till

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Forum topic by 12strings posted 09-27-2012 03:37 AM 1612 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2012 03:37 AM

For those who have made a saw till (either in a tool chest, or othewise) that involves cutting slots for the saws to fit in…how do you cut them, and how wide? Here are the options I can think of:

1. Use the saw that will go in the slot: ( seems like it would be too tight a fit to get in and out easily)
2. Use a slighty wider-kerf hand-saw. (different size for each saw)
3. Use a table saw, or band-saw. (are their table-saw blades at very thin kerfs…or do you just have to live with a pretty loos fit?

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#1 posted 09-27-2012 03:42 AM

All of mine are 3/16. that way all saw blades will fit into any slot. it doesn’t matter if they move a bit as long as they stay in.

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 03:44 AM

I just used a thin kerf table saw blade.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 09-27-2012 03:45 AM

Also, yes, there are very thin kerf table saw blades. I know Infinity Cutting Tools makes some, but they are expensive…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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