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  • Saw blade size ?

    Greetings.
    I am a novice woodworker and bought a Ridgid portable table saw. The question is, is there any problem with using a smaller blade than 10"? I need to make just a few fine cuts and would like to use a good 7 1/4 blade from my circular saw rather than purchase a 10" just for a few cuts. It's only for ripping some 1x. Thanks for any advice.
    Neil

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    Re: Saw blade size ?

    As long as the blade will raise up high enough to cut all the way through the lumber, there is no reason why you couldn't do that.
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      Re: Saw blade size ?

      There is always the issue of Arbor size as well....

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        Re: Saw blade size ?

        If both blades have the same hole size you should be OK. Normally a 7-1/4" blade won't have a 1 inch center hole like most 10 inch blades do. In addition as BadgerDave stated it may not rise high enough through the table insert slot.
        Last edited by Woussko; 03-10-2009, 07:46 PM.

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          Re: Saw blade size ?

          Originally posted by Woussko View Post
          If both blades have the same hole size you should be OK. Normally a 7-1/4" blade won't have a 1 inch center hole like most 10 inch blades do. In addition as BadgerDave stated it may not rise high enough through the table insert slot.
          actually most 10" blades have a 5/8" arbor, as do 7-1/4"

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