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Good quality 7-1/4" rip blade?...

John Aniano in Central NJ
Hello All,

I almost never post on this side of the forum, only on the hand tools side, but...

I need to rip a large piece of 4" thick ash and can only do it with my Sears handheld circular saw that takes a 7" blade. It will probably fit a more common 7-1/4" blade, but I'll have to try.

I'll make two cuts from each side and then rip it by hand in the middle section the circular saw can't reach. I've done this before but my old crosscut blade burns too much.

So here's my question:

Any recommendations for a reasonable quality rip blade that won't send me to the bank for funds? Freud? Any one else? Home Despot?

Thanks,

John

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