Reply by 000

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Thin Kerf vs. Full Kerf

View 000's profile


2859 posts in 1264 days

#1 posted 08-18-2017 09:12 PM

One more thing is that with a standard kerf blade you have more chance of a kickback. I do not have however facts to support this. Just think that a thin kerf grabs less material and is more likely to deflect than pinch the wood when pushed from the side.

- Carloz

I agree.
I would think it would be just the opposite. Kickback is Normally caused by the wood being pinched, therefore it wouldn’t matter whether it was a thick or thin kerf. A thin kerf has more chance to wobble or deflect causing it to realease and then pinch, so I would think the chances of kickback are increased.

(But then, IDK, I haven’t had a kickback in over 20 years and I rarely use thin kerf blades.)

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics