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When you need splinter-free cuts in plywood

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Review by Clobby posted 04-19-2019 02:42 AM 667 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
When you need splinter-free cuts in plywood When you need splinter-free cuts in plywood When you need splinter-free cuts in plywood Click the pictures to enlarge them

I have finally outgrown my Diablo Combination blade and started purchasing more high-end saw blades. This is my second Ridge Carbide blade. I was very impressed with my first Ridge Carbide blade after a recommendation by Stumpy Nubs, that I gave this a shot without any reviews. This is an 80-tooth ATB blade with a full 1/8” kerf.

So far I couldn’t be happier. I just finished created a stand/cabinet for my drill press, using oak Purebond plywood, so I’ve cut approximately 75’ of plywood on it. I’ve done a small handful hardwood crosscuts as well.

I have attached a picture of the bottom (bad side) of the same piece of 1/4” Birch Plywood from big box store with the Diablo blade first, and the beautiful, splinter free Ridge Carbide saw next. The cuts from this blade are exceptional; you almost need a microscope to see the imperfections. One thing I did do is add a brand new zero-clearance insert that I cut specifically for this blade, vs the slightly larger insert in the Diablo blade. I had cut the insert with my 1/8” Ridge Carbide blade, and then switched back to the Diablo thin kerf blade, which doesn’t help with tear-out.

Blade runout as measured with my dial indicator is less than .002”, and is the same runout I get on the arbor itself. So in essence, its between 0 and .0015”, since it’s not introducing any more runout than the saw arbor itself is creating. I measured the carbide points at exactly 1/8” on a set of calipers (as accurate as they go).

The site stated there was up to 2 week shipping time, but I got my blade in 3 days after ordering which was a pleasant surprise.

Both experiences I’ve had with their blades and customer service has been exceptional, and I plan on buying their 24t rip blade next shortly before doing a new workbench.

-- Wood working newbie, IT Pro for 15 years, ask away for computer help to help repay all the noob wood working questions.




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#1 posted 04-19-2019 01:41 PM

is that an 80 tooth blade?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#2 posted 04-19-2019 01:49 PM



is that an 80 tooth blade?

- Mainiac Matt

Yes it is, I updated the review with the basic specs of the blade with your reminder :)

-- Wood working newbie, IT Pro for 15 years, ask away for computer help to help repay all the noob wood working questions.

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#3 posted 04-20-2019 01:29 PM

I think that’s not a hard task.

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#4 posted 04-25-2019 02:37 PM

Nice Blade

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