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Old 20-07-2012, 06:14   #1
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10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP?

I am going to build a new companionway hatch and sea hood partially out of G10. To do this I am going to need to rip some lengths of 1-1/4" and 1" G10 bars down to 3/4". I am also making my backing plates out of G10 so the blade I end up with will be used heavily.

To save money by not finding out what works through trial and error I come to you ladies and gentlemen. Can someone recommend a 10" table saw blade that will cut G10 without ruining it or pose a safety hazard?

I have been looking for a carbide grit blade but I am coming up with nothing. I see many continuous diamond masonry blades but all say no to cutting laminate. I would love to find a blade like the ones we use in our grinders (forget the name).

Thanks in advance,
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Old 20-07-2012, 06:25   #2
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Re: 10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP?

A 60-80 tooth triple chip blade should cut this, with clean edges on the cuts.
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Re: 10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP?

try these guys,they have a good info section

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Re: 10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP?

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AH HA! Exactly what I am looking for! Thanks!

36 or 44 grit saw blades!
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Re: 10" Circ saw blade for G10/FRP?

http://www.tungstencarbidegritedge.c...aw-blades.html


Please don't try to do this with a regular blade, it is very dangerous. Tablesaw kickbacks in G-10 are easy to develop, and G-10 doesn't break. Use a quality featherboard, a push stick, and make multiple passes on your cuts. For 1" stock I often make three passes on a cut. Not only is it much safer, but you don't put black burn marks on the edges this way either. I get mine from Eastside Saw, who also care rare items like Carbide Abrasive band saw blades, hack saw blades, jig saw blades, etc. etc.

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Please don't try to do this with a regular blade, it is very dangerous. Tablesaw kickbacks in G-10 are easy to develop, and G-10 doesn't break. Use a quality featherboard, a push stick, and make multiple passes on your cuts. For 1" stock I often make three passes on a cut. Not only is it much safer, but you don't put black burn marks on the edges this way either. I get mine from Eastside Saw, who also care rare items like Carbide Abrasive band saw blades, hack saw blades, jig saw blades, etc. etc.

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Thanks Minaret! Eastside hooked me up with a proper carbide grit blade at a good price too. Do not fear, I would never try to cut G10 with a regular blade. Safety first, quality job second!
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Thanks Minaret! Eastside hooked me up with a proper carbide grit blade at a good price too. Do not fear, I would never try to cut G10 with a regular blade. Safety first, quality job second!

Excellent. Have fun cutting G-10, I usually suit up and wear a full face to do this. Even with vacuum extraction the dust stream created is quite impressive. But it is an amazing product, I have made some really cool stuff with it using routers and shapers.
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