Table saw blade for ripping thick oak lumber

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Forum topic by 12point posted 08-16-2012 12:24 AM 9281 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2012 12:24 AM

Ive got a craftsman table saw that needs a new blade. If im wanting a blade strictly for ripping boards how many teeth should I look for. Home depot is my only option to buy from locally so if anybody has any reccomendations from there it would be appreciated. Thanks

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 12:54 AM

The Freud Diablo D1024X is a good 10” 24T 3/32” thin kerf blade that should be pretty efficient in thick oak, easy for your saw to spin, and will give a marginally clean edge that might be glueable directly from the saw if the wood is flat and straight and if the saw is aligned well. It’s about $27 at HD, and would be about the only choice from that store for your application that I’d consider….I’d avoid their Avanti/Avanti Pro, Workforce, Ryobi, Oldham contractor series, and the DeWalt Construction series.

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 01:00 AM

Agree with knotscott. I use that very blade to rip 8/4 maple and it does a fine job.

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 01:13 AM

I agree also, I just pick one of the D1024X up at HD and it does real good on 8/4 Red Oak. It does leave some saw marks, I would not use it as a glue line, IMHO.

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 01:19 AM

Knot I know the blade you are talking about .I have had my eye on it for a while. I am not real sure how to check and make alignment changes. The blade on it now was not make satisfactory straight rip cuts on the oak.

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 02:30 AM

For safety reasons I do not use the same kind of a blade for ripping rough sawn boards as I do for ripping boards that I have joined and planed. You need to rip out a wide kerf on rough and twisted lumber to prevent binding and kick-back.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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