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Posted on Looking for a super thin saw blade

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 03:29 PM

The linked blade with 1/16 in kerf is a 40 tooth ATB blade. Not the best for ripping. You will need to slow down and take your time. They also have a combination blade that is .097 kerf that would work better for ripping.

Definitely have to deal with the law of diminishing returns. Thinner blades waste less wood, true, but may not give as good a cut surface due to greater blade deflection. Also, you’ll need to feed slowly with that blade, so what is your time worth compared to wood wasted. Others have already alluded to the cost/benefit situation. You’ll need to figure that out.

One more point, in defense of papadan, who suggested the bandsaw, which you said you didn’t have. You’ve indicated that you will be doing this type of cut a lot over many years. Maybe it’s time to get the bandsaw?

Are you doing bent laminations? or what is the purpose? That might help with other ideas…

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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