What is the thinnest table saw blade?

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I am hoping to start a project soon where I will be ripping tons of 1/8” strips on the table saw. I would like to have the thinnest kerf available to minimize waste. I will only be ripping from 3/4” or 1” thick boards, so it will cut easily. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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#1 posted 01-05-2013 02:11 PM

I use the Tenryu RS-25524-U. Only 0.79 in thickness. I don’t use stabilizer plates, but some saws may need them.
Here’s their description. TENRYU It’s the 2nd one down in the table.

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 02:25 PM

You can use a 7 and 1/4 inch blade from a skill saw, as long as the
arbors are the same, and they have thin kerf’s as well.

You might even save a little bit as they don’t cost as much as the
regular blades.

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 02:30 PM

get a 8 i/4 skilsaw blade but there is a super thin kerf blade but I think they are over a hundred dollars kerf is around .60 I think I could be mistaken

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 02:31 PM

Forrest makes a super thin kerf blade it’s at .70 but its expensive

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#5 posted 01-05-2013 02:31 PM

Check out Freud 7 1/4” blades when you’re at HD. For around $10-$15 you can get a decent blade that’ll fit in the TS and will have just about the thinnest kerf possible (somewhere around 1/16”). I have used their 7 1/4” – 40T blade for just this purpose with impressive results.

Also, remember – safety first! For what you’re planning, you’ll need to make a new ZCI for your TS. Let us know what method you choose and how it works out!

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#6 posted 01-05-2013 02:34 PM

Good call on the ZCI Wunderaa.

Zero Clearance Insert, yeah buddy.

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#7 posted 01-05-2013 02:41 PM

Thanks for all the quick replies! Is it safe to run a circular saw blade in a table saw?

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#8 posted 01-05-2013 02:50 PM

It must be Mike … after all, we did see it on the internet, eh? :-)

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#9 posted 01-05-2013 02:59 PM

Infinity makes a 10” 40T Laser TK that’s 0.063”. I tried this blade recently, and was mighty impressed.

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#10 posted 01-05-2013 03:00 PM

What kind of project is this for. I have done this a lot in the past. My experience with thinner blades doing this was too much flex. I ended up with a thicker blade. But what I was doing, precision was absolute.

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#11 posted 01-05-2013 04:34 PM

Do you have a band saw?

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#12 posted 01-05-2013 04:54 PM

I use this blade for cutting 1/4” hardwood strips.
Quiet, thin cuts, and leaves a super smooth finish.
Lowes or HD under $15


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#13 posted 01-05-2013 05:56 PM

I use Freud 7 1/4” blade in TS all the time for the very same reason with great results.

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#14 posted 01-06-2013 12:41 AM

I would (lightly) joint the edge repeatedly after using a band saw to do the ripping.

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#15 posted 01-06-2013 01:19 AM

I’ve also used numerous 7 1/4” blades for this reason , as well as my band saw , jointing after each slice, but that might waste more of your wood than you would like.

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