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Posted on Slow down table saw blade for ripping?

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 01:14 AM

You never mentioned what problem you hope to solve. The Fusion will rip, just not efficiently for the reasons I already gave you.

- Rick M

Fair point! I’ve had a 72 before, some years ago, and been away from woodworking for a while.

Big picture is that we are building a house in the next year. Although we will have a builder build the house structure, I may well build the kitchen cabs, vanities, doors etc. Also have a Woodmaster molder, so for a lot of effort, we might end up cost-neutral, but with a better-outfitted house.

In preparation for that, I found a PM72 for (comparatively) not much money, and having had one before, the PITA is changing the blade on it. It uses a single wrench (which the new one doesn’t have, but no big deal) and a block of wood. I would rather just keep a single blade on it, except for “special” cuts * yet to be defined!

No problem to buy a rip blade, I just wondered whether I might save a few minutes by turning the dial down a tad. It seems not.

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