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    OK, now I've seen it all...

    Sandpaper on a sawblade. What's next? Sand as you go bandsaw blades?

    I don't know why I'm so skeptical, but geez...

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    I wonder how long the blade stays sharp, with grit from the sandpaper around.

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    I almost want to buy one just to try it. I know someone will, I would love to see the results.
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    I saw that awhile back and just rolled my eyes. It quickly got dumped into the mental landfill where the laser-guided handsaw and electric crescent wrench met their fate.

    Saw blades stay sharper a heck of a lot longer than a piece of sandpaper will, nevermind that.

    But what about safety? Isn't kickback all about the back of the blade pushing the wood upwards? Sure, let's add some friction to the sides while we're at it.

    BAD IDEA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Beam View Post
    But what about safety? Isn't kickback all about the back of the blade pushing the wood upwards? Sure, let's add some friction to the sides while we're at it.

    BAD IDEA!
    Considering the lengths Freud has gone though with their teflon sided blades and other friction eliminating surfaces, you make a good point.
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    But what about safety? Isn't kickback all about the back of the blade pushing the wood upwards? Sure, let's add some friction to the sides while we're at it.

    Where's your sense of adventure, Jason?

    Just another attempt by someone to add more shelf space in the store for their products.
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    Don't a lot of blades now have "designs", laser cuts of some kind (I don't know what to call them) in the sides of the blades that supposed to help something, sandpaper would just cover those up.
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    Final Cut has been around quite awhile. Like many things, the dog-and-pony demos at the show look good but, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. That is to say, I am skeptical as to what benefit this would provide over a properly setup saw with a quality blade.
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    All together now, boys and girls, lets say "Gimmick".

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    Wouldnt the sandpaper have to stick out even with the teeth to work?

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