Need a thick kerf blade for making miter splines

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Forum topic by floridagramps posted 06-29-2009 08:01 AM 1834 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-29-2009 08:01 AM

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Can anyone suggest a 1/8” thick blade for use in splining corners of small wooden boxes. Is there a 7 1/4 inch blade that will cut flat bottoms? I am just getting started in making these boxes and would prefer cutting slots for splines that are wider than my thin kerf 10” Freud blade produces.

I am using the trial and error approach to zero in on the exact spline thickness for a given slot. Is there a better way?

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 08:12 AM

i like to use my box joint blade set to cut splines. i bought the blade set at rockler it was an off brand i don’t know who made mine but freud makes a set.

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 09:21 AM

I use one of the wider 1/8” cutters from my Freud Diablo Dado blade set, it the smaller diameter blade w/ a flat bottom.

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 04:55 PM

Regular Freud blades are about 1/8” (.125” give or take depending on the blade). Their thin kerf blades are about .90”


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#4 posted 06-30-2009 03:56 AM

The only grind that will cut a truly flat bottom is a Flat Top Grind (FTG), which is primarily found on 20-24 tooth ripping blades….Infinity 010-024, Freud LM72R010, etc. Bosch does make a 10” 60T FTG thin kerf.

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#5 posted 06-30-2009 04:02 AM

I use my dado blade set.

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