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02-06-2015 07:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question blade ftg

Looking for a blade Flat Top Ground for splines, from what I have seen, few and far between. Looking for something more than a 24 tooth rip blade.

Any suggestions? Could get an old one reground I guess.

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#1 posted 02-06-2015 08:12 PM

Most ripping blades are FTG.

I have a Freud ‘glue line rip’ blade that I use for splines.

I know that Forrest makes a ‘Special’ grind on their WW2 to give flat bottom cuts (~136 per blade),
http://www.amazon.com/Forrest-WW10401100-Woodworker-Grind-Thin/dp/B007ENX92C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423253594&sr=8-1&keywords=Forrest+Woodworker++flat

but I went rip blade for 1/2 the cost.

http://www.amazon.com/Freud-LM74R010-10-Inch-Ripping-PermaShield/dp/B00006XMTV/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1423253759&sr=1-1&keywords=freud+glue+line+rip+blade#productDetails

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#2 posted 02-06-2015 08:17 PM

Some dedicated rip blades that I’ve seen are not true FTG. I have a Freud glue line rip and it is close but no cigar. Freud does make some FTG blades I think. Good price and decent product.

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#3 posted 02-06-2015 08:46 PM

Most that I know of are on 10T to 24T bulk rip blades. As mentioned, another option is to have a higher tooth count blade ground down to an FTG, though for splines, a decent 24T will generally do the trick. Decent full kerf FTG blades are the Freud LM72, Infinity 010-024, CMT 201.024.10. Kempston makes a full kerf FTG 24T for <$30. (the LM74 is not FTG)

Freud used to make a 36T FTG for the Ryobi BT3K, but it was a 3/32” TK.

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#4 posted 02-06-2015 09:02 PM

At one point Forrest was offering one in the WWII series. I bought it, and while the one I have cuts well, it was not truly flat bottomed as I would have liked. I usually use the Freud 24 tooth rip for that function. Having said that, I sent the Forrest blade in a couple of years ago for sharpening and haven’t used it yet. Due to the “normal” WWII or Freud blades being in the saw 99%+ of the time.

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#5 posted 02-06-2015 09:19 PM

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#6 posted 02-07-2015 12:51 AM

You could always go with a TCG, I believe a 60 tooth would be fine, could go with 80.

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#7 posted 02-07-2015 12:58 AM


You could always go with a TCG, I believe a 60 tooth would be fine, could go with 80.

- upinflames

TCG doesn’t leave a flat kerf…it leaves a slight channel in the middle of the kerf. An ATB/R blade doesn’t leave a flat kerf either. Only an FTG will be flat.

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If you decide you want to have another blade ground down, this Delta 35-7657 is only ~ $30 to your door, and it’ll do surprisingly well against a WWII…that way instead of close to $150 for a custom FTG blade, your closer to $50, and aren’t really giving up much performance.

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#8 posted 02-07-2015 01:58 AM

I use one of my chippers.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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