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Posted on Looking for a super thin saw blade

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 03:22 PM

I-N-M-L, if your saw is set up correctly, cutting through halfway, and flipping it to finish the cut won’t give you as bad of a stepped cut as you’re afraid of getting. A 10” thin blade will probably flex while cutting and leave worse marks on the edge, so you’ll be complaining about that. It’s a no win. Just get a good blade, a good saw, enough wood and cut the stuff you need

If you don’t have a quality saw, it doesn’t matter what quality blade you use. It won’t help the finish on the saw cuts.

It’s been my experience that a saw won’t give you a finished surface. You’ll get close, but no cigar awarded.

Sounds like you are looking to make that “Purrrfect” cut I hear so much of in woodworking shows, but there are too many variables in cutting wood that will make changes to any savings null and void that you’ve so carefully planned. You might get lucky with a couple pieces, but others might not be as good. Waste and loss is a byproduct of woodworking. Figuring in a percentage for that waste and loss is a good idea instead of trying to stretch a piece of wood. Also obsessing on trying to get exactly what the board should yield is distracting and can get yourself hurt. Buy an extra piece of wood and move on with the project. At least, you’ll have some wood for the next project…..

Ten years ago, I bought 2 Amana 1/8” ATB 40 tooth combo blades. One cut a smoother surface than a negative rake 90 tooth Melamine blade I have. The other left large scallops in the edge. It was sharpened 3 times before it was reluctantly acceptable. The first one still cuts as well as it did when first purchased even though it’s been sharpened many times.

Not trying to be mean, but that’s the facts…........ Jerry(in Tucson)

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