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Are thin kerf blades better?

Are thin kerf blades better?

This thinness allows for less wasted wood and less sawdust. Thin kerf blades are best used with thin-strip ripping projects and will rip your wood to the exact width needed. It will also put less strain on your motor since there is less material being removed. These saws are ideal for motors under three horsepower.

What is a kerf riving knife?

The T30329 Thin Kerf Riving Knife is designed with the use of thin kerf saw blades. This reduces the risk for pinching and binding of cut wood behind the blade on 10″ table saws. The knife rides within the kerf and raises and lowers with the blade.

How thick is a thin kerf riving knife?

If you’re using those blades then you’re on your own to find a good splitter/riving knife solution. What we’re concerned with are the more common thin-kerf blades. For th​e record, standard-kerf blades are 1/8″ thick, so thin kerf blades are only 1/32″ thinner.

How many teeth blade for ripping?

Ripping: 10-inch blades with 24-30 teeth and 12-inch blades with 40 or fewer teeth.

Can you put a 12 inch blade on a 10 inch table saw?

The Blade Runner Theoretically, a 10-inch blade will fit on a 12-inch table saw, but the arbor — or hole in the middle of the blade — is typically smaller. Arbor sizes are not exclusive to either size but the arbor on a 10-inch blade is usually 5/8-inch, while a 12-inch blade uses a 1-inch hole or arbor.

Can you use a crosscut blade for ripping?

The three most popular saw blades on the market are the Crosscut, Ripping, and Combination blades. The Crosscut blade is used when cutting short grain, while the Ripping blade is for long grain. The Combination blade allows one to cut both crosscut and ripping using the same blade.

Can 10 inch miter saw cut a 4×4?

So, is it possible for a 10-inch miter saw cut a 4×4? The answer is clearly, yes. But, given the risk/reward ratio due to the extra inches, this isn’t a type of cut you should try to do with a 10” blade.

Can I cut a 4×4 with a chop saw?

Cutting a 4×4 with a Circular Saw – Guide If you need to cut a 4×4 post, then the ideal tool is a large 12” miter saw. This saw has the blade diameter needed to chop through a 4×4 in a single pass, so if this is an option for you it’s the way to go.

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