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    I noticed that Bosch had a 60 tooth blade DCB760 for circular saws that was 1/16 kerf. Click image for larger version

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ID:	43436 It still has a 5/8 arbor so it fits on a normal table saw. And it is pretty inexpensive, mine was under $25. I had tried a different brand rip blade with a 1/16 kerf but I was not happy with the quality of the cut. And any 10 inch 1/16 kerf blade I have seen has a really high price tag. I had been using my 3/32 kerf 80 tooth 10 inch blade in the past. It produced really nice results when I start with a clean blade but it difd chew up a bit of wood.

    The nice part about the finer kerf is you can get a lot more strips when starting from 3/4 stock. I was able to get three 5mm strips from some 3/4 pine. My standard splitter worked OK. I only had one cut where the piece hung up when it got to the splitter. I was still using my 3/32 blade zero clearance insert

    I guess I need to go and build a new cross cut sled with a thinner base for this blade.
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    Thanks, Mlachow. I’ll be looking into one of these. Perhaps the smaller size helps with the improved cut over your old narrow kerf 10” blade as there is less possibility of deflection.


    • mlachow
      mlachow commented
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      Teeth per inch. The other thin one I had was a rip blade. This is a 60 tooth 7 1/4 inch blade, more of a crosscut blade. I have been using a 10 inch 80 tooth crosscut blade for strips to get a good finish. As well as cleaning the blade before starting.