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Old 11-08-2018, 09:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I understand the benefit of getting a blade with a higher tooth count.

Does kerf only matter in regards to how much wood is wasted from the cut? Or would there be another reason that I am unaware of where a thinner kerf would be beneficial?

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If you have a smaller saw thin kerf will help the HP rating. Takes less power to turn a thinner blade. Being you are cutting less material with the blade will help also. Just remember if you use a sled than those 7" blades may hamper you in thickness able to cut. Unless the base is less than 3/4"
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Using a 1/16" kerf 7 1/4" blade in my table saw allows me to use finer material to make the knot.
What brand and where to get it? Getting up enough nerve to try segmenting.
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Using a 1/16" kerf 7 1/4" blade in my table saw allows me to use finer material to make the knot.
What brand and where to get it? Getting up enough nerve to try segmenting.
I misstated the kerf, it's actually .087. The blade I'm using is Popular Tools from Carbide Processors out in Washington state. Tom Walz is a bit of a carbide nerd, they do a lot of custom work and have a very loyal following. Their "house brand" is called World's Best, and unlike most house brands they're probably the best they have. He's got a few Oshluns that are thinner, and then they have some ultra-thin trim blades (like .055") that require a stabilizer and a call before ordering. Nice little blade boutique--if you want something specific, not a problem (as long as money and time are not problems!!)
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Hmm. I'll check some Woodcraft and some other online suppliers. Thanks for the info. I think Forrest makes a thin kerf blade.
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Using a 1/16" kerf 7 1/4" blade in my table saw allows me to use finer material to make the knot.
What brand and where to get it? Getting up enough nerve to try segmenting.
Frued makes a 1/16 kerf Diablo 7 1/4" blade.

I looked on amazon and the one I thought was 1/16 is actually a tad less than 1/16.

https://www.amazon.com/Freud-D0740A-...C1WGSB9BCGRYXN

That one above has a kerf of .059 - while 1/16" is .0625 . . . a difference of .0035
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Freud makes a good line of blades and do not break the budget. I would be careful about going too thin if doing segmenting work such as knots. Have the contrast looks better when it is thicker. I see the razor thin segmenting and not really impressed with that look. 3/32" is a nice size.
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