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generic

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06-25-2014 03:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tablesaw

OK, I will admit I’m easily amused. I try to use a cheap 10” blade to rip dimensional lumber or to cut stock to to a rough size. When it comes down to making the final wdith cuts, I switch blades. Even though I have had my saw for awhile now, I’m still find it amazing the difference in blade size between a standard 10” blade

And a 14” blade



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unbob

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 05:04 AM

Probably not alot of comments forthcoming.
But yes, I find a huge improvement with 14” and 12” blades over a 10” on the quality of the cut finish.

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 09:29 AM

You’ll be even more amazed if you clean the pitch off that blade!

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

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 10:59 AM

Unbob- I really didn’t expect any comments. It was just late and I was amused. Lol

Knotscott – the blade came with the saw when I bought it. The previous owner used it to resaw 12/4 Brazilian Cherry and never cleaned the blade hence why it looks so bad. I agree, it needs to be cleaned again, but i got home late from work and opted for working time versus cleaning time. Especially since it was still cutting clean and smooth.

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 11:15 AM

Cleaning is what shrinks them like that! Have to be careful to only use cool water, woolite, and line-dry.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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generic

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 12:00 PM

That’s what does it? I figured it had something to do with drying them on high. Either that or sharpening them too many times. ;)

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 12:36 PM

Kept trying to shrink my blades, but the dryer died before I could finish.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 06-25-2014 01:14 PM

I think you should clarify… the saw was originally designed for 14” blades, correct? I can see someone stumbling across this thread who wouldn’t know any better trying to run a 12” or 14” blade in a 10” saw…

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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generic

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#8 posted 06-25-2014 01:25 PM

Yes the saw is a 14” saw. I have to change arbor extensions to use a 10” blade. If someone tried to put a 14” blade on a 10” saw, they would find the hole is way too big for their arbor.

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#9 posted 06-25-2014 02:48 PM


Yes the saw is a 14” saw. I have to change arbor extensions to use a 10” blade. If someone tried to put a 14” blade on a 10” saw, they would find the hole is way too big for their arbor.

- generic


How Did you fit the 10” blade to fit the (I assume )1” arbor?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 06-25-2014 02:54 PM

No, my saw has interchangeable arbor extensions. They are stub shafts that screw into the end of the arbor shaft. I have to change them out the extensions when going from a 5/8” 10” blade to a 1” 14” blade.

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#11 posted 06-25-2014 03:00 PM

Ken, many 12” + saws have replaceable arbors to go from 1” to 5/8”.

Mark

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