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Forum topic by ScottyWes posted 05-27-2013 10:24 PM 522 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ScottyWes

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05-27-2013 10:24 PM

Hey guys,

I’m sure there is a common sense answer that I am just missing here so I will probably feel dumb by asking this but why does a full kerf saw blade cost more than a thin kerf blade? Isn’t a thin kerf preferable?


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 10:33 PM

Common sense answer? Sure…. a full kerf blade is thicker, so you are paying for more steel and carbide.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 10:35 PM

As to your second question, it all depends on the situation. A thin kerf blade creates less waste, and cuts easier on a low horsepower saw, but a full kerf blade is more stabile and is less prone to deflection.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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kdc68

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 11:13 PM

+1 Charlie...I think he pretty much summed up a common sense answer

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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