10" table saw--using 7 1/4" blade

Old 09-10-06, 09:04 PM
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10" table saw--using 7 1/4" blade

can anyone tell me if i should be doing this or not.
the 10" blade was a little dull so i replaced it with a 7 1/4" circular saw blade because at the time didn't have the 10" blade.
don't seem to want to cut good--want's to kinda stall at times.
thanks for your advice.
Old 09-10-06, 11:09 PM
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There should be no problem at all doing this.
Your 7 1/4" blade may be dull or the wrong type for the cut you are making.
Old 09-11-06, 06:12 AM
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Even though the blades are travelling at the same RPM, the smaller blade has a smaller circumference, so with a smaller blade you have less blade slicing through the wood as compared to the larger blade that has a larger circumference (and maybe more teeth). It might get you by until you get the right sized blade on there.

I doubt the saw manufacturer would recommend using anything other than the correct sized blade.
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Smaller blade

The smaller blade is doing more horizontal cutting than vertical cutting. You should use a 10 inch blade.
Old 09-11-06, 08:47 PM
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True, you should use a 10" blade, but I had no problems using a sharp 7-1/4" blade on my old 9" Craftsman table saw. Did a lot of projects that way.
Sharp is the key...and some patience...until you get a 10" blade.

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