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Cutting lip slot with table saw

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I am using the 1/8" lexan lips from Metal Works Stamping (same ones as Rollie and Helens etc) and I am having an issue cutting the slot on my table saw. I think it's the kerf of the blade. The blade that came with the saw was a 24T general blade and the lip slot was very tight and I had to file it some to get it to fit. I switched to a 60T blade and now I have some slop. Should I go to a 40T? If anyone has a blade they use that works, I would appreciate it. I hate to buy different blades hoping they will be correct. Most do not have the kerf size listed on the package.

Any help would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks,

Greg

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Table saw! scary.

Mine has a 40 tooth blade. I just measured with a vernier caliper, it cuts a slot 3.8mm or 0.1496".

If you have a vernier, best to measure the blades in the store.

Dave

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If you can't find a off the shelf blade to work. Locate some one that sharpens circular saw blades they can probally set the blade just where you need it.

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Or put 2 coarse blades side by side in your hacksaw, this should be about 1/8" - I often do this to cut screw slots..pete

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I also build Muskie baits. I built a sliding fixture for cutting lip slots on my table saw and use a 80 tooth with raker teeth that cuts leaving a flat bottom for the lip slot. It is I believe .110 kerf. when I tried the .125 which is a standard the slot was to loose.The fixture has adjustable stop blocks at each end that I set with a little slop end to end. I make two quick passes through the saw with the bait pushed each way on the blocks to open the slot up just a little extra. I leave just a little extra to allow for primer and paint.

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