Thinnest TS Blade
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I want to rip some expensive wood into thin strips and want to minimize waste. A thin blade that makes a smooth cut would be best. It could be smaller diameter since it will only need to cut thin material. There should be a lot of selection at reasonable cost at 7 1/4". What do you recommend?
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#12
  Re: Thinnest TS Blade by Shovel Man (I want to rip some e...)
is the arbor hole the same size? I've never paid attention...
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#13
  Re: Thinnest TS Blade by Shovel Man (I want to rip some e...)
This one looks pretty thin.
http://www.amazon.com/Freud-D0740X-Finis...1979&sr=8-3
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#14
  Re: Re: Thinnest TS Blade by KC (is the arbor hole th...)
A bandsaw blade will cut with a smaller kerf than any table saw blade. But, a band-saw blade will leave a less smooth surface. By the time you smooth the surface, you may end up with more sawdust.

Trying to rip thin wood can be dangerous.
Howie.........
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#15
  Re: Thinnest TS Blade by Shovel Man (I want to rip some e...)
I've used the 7-1/4" Diablo TK ripping blade in my TS with no issues. It takes a very narrow kerf and leaves a smooth edge. I bought it at HD for around $10 which makes it a genuine bargain. They also make a finishing blade, which might work even better if you are cutting thin stock. In any case, use a ZCI with it and you should have no trouble ripping your thin strips.

John
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#16
  Re: Re: Thinnest TS Blade by jteneyck (I've used the 7-1/4"...)
+1
I ripped some 3/4" stock yesterday with a Freud 7 1/4" blade and it worked fine.
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#17
  Re: Thinnest TS Blade by Shovel Man (I want to rip some e...)
i often use doubled & spaced 7-1/4" blades on my tablesaw to cut perfect thickness tenons for large production runs. never had a problem.
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#18
  Re: Thinnest TS Blade by Shovel Man (I want to rip some e...)
This is the thinnest I've seen in a 10" blade. Scroll down a little to see the 10".

http://www.totalsawsolutions.com/index.htm
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#19
  Re: Thinnest TS Blade by Shovel Man (I want to rip some e...)
You might have luck at stewmac with a fret saw blade

.060 thick. .023 wide slot, 6" dia

http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Typ...Blade.html


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#20
  Re: Thinnest TS Blade by Shovel Man (I want to rip some e...)
Total Solutions and Infinity both make an excellent 10" ultra thin kerf 40T general purpose blade that cut extremely well. The kerf is about 1/16".
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