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    Rip Blade

    Time for a new rip blade for my Sawstop. My default blade is from Ridge Carbide Tool. Are there other brands that I should investigate? I love Forrest for SCMS, but not a fan for table saw blades.

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    I have a 10" Tenryu Gold Medal thin kerf blade on my Delta tablesaw. It was sharpened one time and is an excellent blade.
    It is a combination blade.

  3. I've been using a Woodworker II for about 18 months. I've been quite happy with it.

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    FSTools rip blade, works great, thick plate, large teeth......Rod

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    Ken

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    I just last week installed a Freud 10" x 50T Combination Blade (LU84R011) and am so far very impressed. Ive only 'ripped' plywood with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Quattro View Post
    I just last week installed a Freud 10" x 50T Combination Blade (LU84R011) and am so far very impressed. Ive only 'ripped' plywood with it
    I would not recommend it as a ripping blade with 50 teeth though

    I like Forrest blades and use Freud as well. My rip blades are 12" and I think have 20 teeth. With thinner stock you can get away with using a 30 tooth or even a 40 tooth 10" blade. But if your planning on running thicker stock..... less teeth is better.

    good luck,
    JeffD

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    My dedicated rip blade is the Freud 10" Heavy Duty Rip, 24 teeth, 20 degree hook. Freud item # LM72R010I.

    No effort is required to push the work through the cut -- seems as if the work self-feeds. Very smooth cut without any need to joint the edge
    Last edited by Ray Newman; 05-31-2019 at 7:55 PM.

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    I keep a Freud Combo blade on my TS most of the time. If I have some amount of ripping work, I switch to a Freud Glue Line Rip blade. It does a great job.

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    Not to hijack this thread, but, Ken, do you need a blade stabilizer with that thin kerf blade from Infinity?
    SWE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    While it looks very nice, it's my understanding that Sawstop doesn't recommend blades with Anti-Kickback shoulders.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Eure View Post
    Not to hijack this thread, but, Ken, do you need a blade stabilizer with that thin kerf blade from Infinity?

    Steve, I use the full kerf version of that. Here's the number 010-024. I don't use any thin kerf blades.
    Ken

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    I have a 12 ridge carbide rip blade. I have to say, I might be in the camp of buying an inexpensive rip blade like the Freud. Save your money for crosscut blades.

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    I tried the Ridge and prefer the Infinity. The Ridge had one advantage - it has a few teeth cut square across so you get a flat bottom cut. But that doesn't mean much on most cuts.

    I also have a Tenryu that I like.

    Mike
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    Freud Glue Line Rip Blade fan here....full kerf.
    I seldom if ever rip anything over 1" thick so a full kerf works well on my 120 V contractor saw (Ridgid TS3660)
    My granddad always said, :As one door closes, another opens".
    Wonderful man, terrible cabinet maker...

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