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Posted on Looking for a super thin saw blade

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 05:45 AM

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…

- sawdustdad

I wouldn’t want a bandsaw because I’m doing pure straight cuts and that doesn’t justify getting that tool. Also, I don’t have have much space. I have to roll out all my tools.

I make cutting boards and other things. The 1/8” strips are the finish sizes I’m aiming for. I won’t get that straight off a rip, but if I can do that with light sanding afterwards, that perfect.

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