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Cutting lip slot with table saw
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 09:33 PM
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.
Posted 02 October 2009 - 10:04 PM
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.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:40 AM
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.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:02 PM
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
Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:38 PM
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.