Many intervening factors.
Proper blade ripping blade with fewer teet and big gullets for
Fast feed rate
Enough HP to support the required feed rate
This kerf helps with the HP issue
Freud or CMT coated blades help with the HP issue
You should be able to get no burn if you can feed fast enough.
I the case of shaving 1/32" of the edge of a board that was previously
ripped 1/32" oversized there would be no off-cut other than dust. A
feather board placed behind the blade would serve to hold the stock
firmly against the rear of the fence. I don't see where this would
cause a safety issue.
The second feather board would help in eliminating any operator error of
rotating the stock away from the fence while feeding the piece through
the blade, in particular while changing hands or switching over to a
Are you using a blade stabilizer? If so, remove it and try again. The
stabilizer, its like a large 4" washer, isn't recommended by
blade producers, or at least Freund doesn't. The symtom I had
was burn marks on the side of the blade opposite the fence.
I was using a sled and kept burning the wood on the trailing
edge of the blade. Removed the stabilizer and problem
I am using a stabilizer, Forrest WW2 blade. Kerf is 0.100". Forrest strongly
recommends stabilizer for this blade. Having said that, I came across a post,
"Charlie Groh" (see cut-and-paste below) on Tenyru's Gold Medal saw blade, kerf
0.111". (BTW, Tenyru's is made in Japan). Since I don't print greenbacks;
thinking hard which one to adds to my collection. Tenyru - $84, Oldham Signature
Series (40T) $49.00 or, a new Forrest blade a flat-tip (good for making feather
board) duno how much it cost.
(On Sun, 14 Dec 2008 20:49:47 -0800, Charlie Groh)
Re: Saw Blade: value of flat?
...great advice. I own two Forrest blades: a WWII 40 tooth ATB thick
kerf and an 80 tooth 12" Chopmaster. Both have performed as
advertised ...I've had the runout checked on the TS blade and they
(Accurate Cut Carbide in Salt Lake City) adjusted it with no
probs...I've resharpened 2 or 3 times. Fine products. That said, I
ran into a brand named "Tenyru" that are the finest I've seen yet...I
know, not USA, but what a great blade. I use the "Gold Medal" 10" 40
tooth on my TS and kinda alternate with the Forrest and always end up
going back to the Tenyru. Got a melamine-design 10" 100 tooth that
is phenomenal. FWIW...stick with what works for *you!*
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