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#1 posted 07-23-2012 02:51 PM

The larger the span the greater chance of deflection. For a 12” crosscut blade, I’d stick with 1/8” full kerf… crosscutting takes less power than ripping, so there’s less incentive to use thin kerf. I’d use 3/32” thin kerf for ripping with smaller table saws and smaller diameter blades. You don’t need to spend $140 to get a good blade… around….Infinity, Forrest, Freud Industrial, CMT, Ridge Carbide, Tenryu, Delta Industrial, Leitz, Oshlun, Onsrud. I’d also suggest a blade with no more than 10° hook angle for a standard miter saw…..less than 5° for a slider.

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