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dschlic1

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172 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw

My work is performing a multi year project which some of the material is shipped in on pallets. These pallets consist of 4×4’s and 2×6’s all southern yellow pine. Needles to say I am getting many of these used pallets. As a first project with them I would like to make a new bench top for my work bench. To make this bench top I will need to rip the 4×4’s down to about 2” x 3”. To complete the bench top I will need about eight pieces six foot long.

I currently do not have a rip blade for my table saw. I do have a fine finish cross cut which I have used to rip thinner sections without any problems. However for this project I would like to get a good rip style blade. I don’t want to spend a huge amount of money and it will be a dedicated rip blade. I have easy access to Home Depot and Also Lowes home centers. I can also of course order online. So give me your recommendations.


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paxorion

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#1 posted 172 days ago

I’m going to jump the gun and recommend you read knotscott's blog entry about Current Saw Blade Bargains

If you have easy access to HD and Lowes, consider the Freud Diablo D1024X or Irwin Marples 24T. The catch is that they are ATB which is worth considering if you want to use the rip blade in the future for “flat” grooves, which is something that I’d like for a rip blade. Freud makes a few in their industrial line with a FTG.

-- paxorion

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bowedcurly

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#2 posted 172 days ago

their is a forrest 20T thin kerf rip on ebay for 75.00 buy it NOW<<< it will cut circles around the frued and you can get it resharpend many more times than the frued

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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bowedcurly

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#3 posted 172 days ago

I have the 10 24 frued and also have a20T forrrest the forrest will outcut outlast the frued

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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Julian

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#4 posted 172 days ago

I would recommend a Forrest blade. I have used their thin kerf combination for about 15 years and never had any issues. Recently I purchased a Guodo GMAXX (not sure about the spelling). Significantly less $ and equally as good. Both available on Amazon.com.

-- Julian

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dschlic1

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#5 posted 172 days ago

One of the 24T blades for under $30 looks good except I was hoping for a flat ground blade. $70 is definitely out of my price range.

I currently have a Diablo blade that is giving me good service.

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bowedcurly

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#6 posted 172 days ago

sounds like you got it all down pat make some dust

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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paxorion

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#7 posted 172 days ago

There are 2 Freud FTG rip blades for you to consider. I usually start my search with the Freud tools.

Forrest blades seem to be the go-to brand for woodworkers, and I would personally love to get their 30T rip blade. But it sounds like the price tag may be above what you are comfortable with. Infinity Tools”:http://www.infinitytools.com/Glue-Line-Ripping-Saw-Blades/products/1195/ are also highly rated and they also have FTG rip blades in thin and standard kerf.

-- paxorion

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knotscott

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#8 posted 172 days ago

What kind of saw are you using (hp rating would helpful if you know it)...

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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BinghamtonEd

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#9 posted 172 days ago

I swap between the Freud 1024 and a Freud crosscut blade. I’ve been pleased with the 1024, I’ve been using it for a few years now. Spending any more on a blade is not in the financial cards for me.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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dschlic1

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#10 posted 171 days ago

I have an old Craftsman 113.xxxx table saw. It says 3 Hp but is really 1.5 Hp.

At this point I am really debating going for the Diablo ATB 24 tooth rip ($30) or the Freud LU87R010 ($44).

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knotscott

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#11 posted 171 days ago

The LU87 is an FTG ripper and has larger carbide than the D1024x (the D1024 is an ATB grind). You might also consider the Irwin Marples 24T design as the D1024 with slightly more carbide (also made in Italy).

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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