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Forum topic by James posted 06-17-2013 06:26 AM 1144 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2013 06:26 AM

I have been having some problems with ripping on my table saw. Today I took a look at my riving knife and saw that I needed to use a saw blade with a minimum 0.114 – 0.122. I have been using a thin kerf blade which .098” kerf which would explain my ripping problems. I quickly realized that I now have another problem, no saw blades fit into this range. My riving knife is .090” which is thinner than the TK blade but is it thin enough? Any help would be great. BTW my table saw is a Grizzly G0713.


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#1 posted 06-17-2013 09:38 AM

The wider the blade, the more clearance you’ll have, but also the more resistance to the saw. Many TK blades are in the 0.098” range, which I’d think would be fine if all is aligned perfectly, but you can always try a 1/8” (0.125”) full kerf blade to give yourself more clearance room. This full kerf Delta 7657 40T is a very nice US made blade for ~ $30 shipped. For thicker ripping, I’d go with something like a 24T rip blade….this Bosch Pro adds another $15 plus a few dollars more shipping if you add it to the same order. Oshlun is another good value line in full kerf blades. There are certainly better blades too if you don’t mind spending more….Infinity, Forrest, Ridge Carbide, Freud Industrial, Tenryu, Amana, CMT to name a few.

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 01:27 PM

+10 on Knotscott’s recommendations. I use the 24T Freud Industrial full kerf and I just love it. My riving knife is 0.098in.

I do not know if your 0.90in riving knife is on the thin side or not. It certainly is not too thick.

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 01:48 PM

if you want a great rip blade forrest 20T is about the best there is, maybe frued 18T could be somewhat faster I have the 20T forrest and its a great rip blade

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 03:42 PM

Thanks for the help. I forgot that I have an Onsrud FK rip blade that I bought sometime ago maybe I will try that.

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#5 posted 06-17-2013 08:27 PM

I have a Diablo thin kerf 24 tooth blade that works well for me. More teeth than that seems to be great for cross cutting but I rarely do that on my table saw. (I use my sliding miter saw for that) My cuts in soft and hard woods are glue up smooth with this blade. I know this is a cheap blade but I have had good luck with it.

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