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Offline kwalmsley

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Advice on TS75 Track saw blade
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:37 PM »
I literally just got a TS75, haven't tried using it yet. I did notice that it came with a 36T blade. One of the first uses I have for this tool is too cut some IKEA butcher block counter tops for a project I'm working on. The counter top material is oak and its 1-1/8" thick, roughly 29-30mm for non-US. I'm actually trying to take two of these countertops  and make an L shaped countertop. The plan is to overlap two of them at one end so that the form the vertex of an L, then cut at a 45 degree angle from on intersection of the L to the other intersection, attachment shows the concept. This means that I'll be cutting through a thickness of 2-1/4" (60mm) which the TS75 is suppose to be able to do. The reason for doing it this way is because even if I'm off slightly on the angle, the result will still be a joint between the two countertops when put together of 90 degrees.

Question: Will the 36T stock blade be good enough for a glue joint (yes I got the domino also to help with alignment) or would I need to get the 52T blade? is there a better blade I should be looking at?

I just haven't used this saw and this is the kind of thing I want to get right the first time. The countertops are long enough for a do-over if necessary but Id rather not.

Thanks in advance

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Offline Svar

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Re: Advice on TS75 Track saw blade
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 05:56 PM »
I do glue quality joints with 36T blade all the time. Use green splinter guard that come with the saw. Actually, that is not important in your setup, you've got waste piece on the right. Don't forget to account for thickness of the blade when you measure and align your pieces. Since you just got the saw I suggest cutting some scraps first to get a feel of it before taking on the counter top.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 06:00 PM by Svar »

Offline bnaboatbuilder

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Re: Advice on TS75 Track saw blade
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 07:55 PM »
A new 36T blade for the TS75 is very sharp and should do just fine. Personally, I would just cut them both separately with the desired 45 cut instead of overlapping them to cut. Only one side is against a wall and the other projects out into the room so even if you off by a fraction of degree, you'll never notice. The Domino will help to align the top surfaces.

If you have never used a Domino before, then practice to insure you are getting face flush plunges when joining both pieces. Technique can help or hinder getting them flush.
- John

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Advice on TS75 Track saw blade
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 08:30 PM »
" Since you just got the saw I suggest cutting some scraps first to get a feel of it before taking on the counter top."

Good call ^^