Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Need a recommendation- rip blade

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    We now divide our time between southwest Florida and southwest Vermont.

    Need a recommendation- rip blade

    I normally use a thin kerf 40 tooth Forrest WW II on my saw, and I am quite happy with the results generally. I bought a BORG .125 kerf Tenryu combination blade last year to cut spline slots for miter joints on small boxes, and found that it doesn't leave a flat bottom in the slot (I've learned how to use small flat file as a result).

    I'd like to be able to cut deeper slots (along edges and in in end grain) on the saw, and I have heard that a decent .125 kerf rip blade is a good choice for this. Is this a good idea, and if so, are there some decent (<$75) blades that you'd suggest? I suppose I'd also use it to for rip cuts on either end of the slot cutting process, but as I mentioned I don't feel a need for a high-end rip blade as a general matter.

    Thanks, Tony
    The optimist says the glass is half full.
    The pessimist says it's half empty.
    I say the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    Frued makes a good 40 tooth rip that has a flat cut..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    Frued makes a good 40 tooth rip that has a flat cut..
    I have two - both Freud - a 24 tooth, and a 30 tooth "Glue-line' blade. Both yield flat-bottomed kerfs. The 30 tooth, as expected, cuts a little cleaner.
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

Similar Threads

  1. Respirator recommendation
    By Dietrich Trenner in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-19-2012, 12:37 PM
  2. 12" chopsaw blade recommendation
    By Westley Rosenbaum in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-11-2009, 01:32 PM
  3. Is there a recommendation
    By Bart Leetch in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-25-2009, 11:55 PM
  4. Recommendation for blade sharpening service
    By Mike Gabbay in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-24-2008, 02:57 PM
  5. As The Saw Blade Turns (updated blade charts)
    By scott spencer in forum New Tools
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-18-2007, 06:05 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts