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JUC

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378 days ago

I have either a combination or crosscut blade on my table saw all the time . The other day I was looking for another blade in my shop and found this 24t rip blade which I did not know I owned, so I tried it. I will never rip another board without it. It cut like a hot knife through butter. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. May I never stop learning or trying.
Jeffrey

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mtenterprises

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#1 posted 378 days ago

Now sharpen up your cross cut and rip hand saws and you will actually see why you should use separate table saw blades by trying to use each for what they were not meant to be used for. Good choice Jeff. And to all ” May I (you) never stop learning or trying.”
MIKE

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Jim Finn

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#2 posted 378 days ago

I use a 24 tooth blade on my table saw also. I almost never do anything but rip or re-saw on my table saw so it stays there. I do change when I (rarely) cut plywood on it though.

-- In God We Trust

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 378 days ago

I cut almost everything with a 24 tooth Diablo rip blade. It amazes me how clean it cuts with a ZCI (even 1/8” thick ply!) I am also big on using backer boards.

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 378 days ago

IMO, THE BEST…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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HerbC

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#5 posted 378 days ago

I like this one:

Kempston Rip Bladel

It not only rips cleanly and with ease, it also cuts a nice flat bottom if you’re using it to cut grooves.

Herb

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#6 posted 378 days ago

+1 on Horizontal Mike!

I have 24, 18, and 30 tooth versions of that blade.

24T = general (3/4” to 1” thick) ripping
18T = thick stock ripping
30T = 3/4” glue line and thinner stock ripping.

General rule of thumb = the thicker the wood, the fewer teeth you want.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 378 days ago

Cant beat the right blade
I keep two of each sharp
Horizontal Mike is spot on.

Jamie

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knotscott

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#8 posted 378 days ago

I’ve got an Amana RB1020 20T ripper that I’m pleased with, and have also had good results from the LM72, Infinity 010-124, DW7124, and Leitz 24T rippers.

Just an FYI for those of you looking for bargains in a 24T ripper ….the Bosch PRO1024RIPB 10” x 24T is $14+ $8.50 s/h from Cripe. (full kerf AFAIK) (note that I have not tried this blade…..just pointing out that it’s cheap through these guys)

Cripe also has the 18T Delta Industrial bulk ripper for $21 plus s/h (they do combine shipping costs….made in Germany by Leitz IIRC).

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Caleb James

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#9 posted 378 days ago

I use one like HorizontalMike as well. I almost never have a crosscut blade on my sliding panel saw ironically.

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Mark E.

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#10 posted 377 days ago

The right blade for the job makes a world of difference.

-- Mark

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 377 days ago

I have not tried the 18T Freud Barry, having been so happy with the 24T which BTW goes to 2-3/4” thickness. To tell the truth I have been cross-cutting on my 12” MS and resawing on my 14” BS before I even get to the TS 95% of the time. That said, I did in fact rip some 8/4 on the TS yesterday, in order to make some French Provincial sticking for a cabinet. I needed 2” x 1” sticks and did not want to have to plane down a larger board to get it.

I am finding that I am more and more ripping 3/4” or 1” strips off of 8/4 lumber because it is a much cheaper way of getting quarter sawn lumber for cabinet framing (if you are careful while picking your 8/4 at the lumberyard).

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Straightbowed

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#12 posted 377 days ago

20T forrest is bad to the bone let me tell ya I have a 24T frued and it’s not in the same class but it does well but no where near the forrest but on the other hand the Diablo is dam good 24T rip blade for the money

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Straightbowed

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#13 posted 377 days ago

ching chang chung ching

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Straightbowed

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#14 posted 377 days ago

I really want to try the 18T frued I think it would be BADASS

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#15 posted 377 days ago

You almost can’t feed the 18T too fast to bog the saw, or too slow to burn an edge… It just plows through the stock like a bunch of sharp tiny hatchets.

I usually reach for it with woods that are more burn prone and I won’t be removing much more from a visible edge, as it adds an extra fudge factor if I slow down or pause during a rip.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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