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Re: Thin Kerf Blades Tenyru vs Freud

Now if you can get hold of one of the Tenryu 1/16" kerf ripping blades like the 7-1/4" one in my video, you can squeeze a bit more out of a board. I think Nick posted a link to the 10" version he uses.

I do have the Tenryu blade, but I have not adopted it for ripping strips. It is 5/64" thick, so marginally thicker than the Freud Diablo 7.25" blade I use. Given the relative thin kerf of both blades, I feel the smaller diameter is a bit more stable, so is a bit more reliable.

Also, while the 1/64" difference between the Tenryu and the Freud yields 3 more 3/16" thick strips from each 12" wide board if you happen to have nice flat grained wide boards or about 7% more strips.

That said, if for some reason you need a 10" diameter blade, the Tenryu is very nice, with clean smooth cuts.

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