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    Thin Kerf Blade

    Here is a link to view a thin kerf blade that is only as thick as a dime that I ran across. Made in WI. USA which is great, and it only costs $175.00. I believe it would be worth it if I really had a need for it. You can view video's of the blade in operation.
    Chuck

    http://www.totalsawsolutions.com/

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    That is a very interesting blade. But YIKES $175 for one blade? Not for this cheapskate.

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    The only time I've wanted a blade that thin is when I was doing some celtic knots for pen making. I took a digital caliper to lowes and used it on the thin kerf circ saw blades to find which one of those had the thinnest kerf and then used that.

    I guess I saved myself about $170
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    There are viable alternatives for less money, but most give up a little something in capacity or cut quality. Guess you've gotta ask how many situations do you need a kerf as thin as a dime, and 3" cutting height, and smooth cuts...

    1. Bandsaw

    2. A lot of 7-1/4" circular saw blades have a kerf of ~ 0.059" and cost < $15. The downside is that you give up some blade height capacity.

    3. Tenryu makes an ultra thin kerf 10" blade with a kerf of 0.079"...that's wider than the Total Solutions blade by 0.017", but costs a lot less too.

    Splitter width is a concern too...
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    I've seen the blade advertised and it sure looks appealing except for the price. Not sure what applications it would be good for. I'd probably just use my band saw. Not sure
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    Scott, they have a splitter on their site for their blade, Now what's your excuse
    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Hans View Post
    Scott, they have a splitter on their site for their blade, Now what's your excuse
    Chuck
    Me: "Honey, I'm going to buy another saw blade and special splitter".

    My wife: "How much is it?".

    Me: "It's only $175 plus the cost of the splitter...oh, and probably some s/h"

    My wife: "What?!"... "what's wrong with the other 58 saw blades you already have, and didn't you just spend $100 on a BORK riving knife for your saw?"

    Me: "Well, this one's thinner"

    My wife: "Why does it cost MORE, if it's thinner?!"

    Me: "Probably because it's owned by two guys instead of one...plus it's made in the US".

    My wife": "So is the shovel they'll be using to dig your grave if you spend that much on a blade and splitter!".

    Me:
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