|Forum topic by JustJoe||posted 03-30-2013 12:02 AM||874 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-30-2013 12:02 AM
I want to make some boxes with small finger joints – the thickness of a regular sawblade, not 1/4” or fatter so the dado set is out of the question. Looking at all my blades it seems that none of them leave a perfectly flat bottom. I guess some of it is due to the set of the teeth but the amount seems to vary greatly blade to blade. My think-kerf blades are very pronounced – they leave almost a V-shaped bottom. I’ve got an older 1/8” rip blade that I can just make out the name Freud on – it is close but still leaves a bit of a V.
So are there any regular blades out there that leave a flat bottom? I’ve got a Sears, Lowes, Home Depot fairly close, or could drive an hour+ to the woodcraft or Horror Freight. Doesn’t have to be an expensive blade – I’ve got ways of dealing with tear-out and the cuts themselves will only be about 3/16” deep. All I need is a flat-bottomed kerf.
EDIT: If no such beast exists, does anyone have that HF saw blade sharpener and can it be used to flatten the top profile of the teeth?
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