"For lower powered saws, a thin kerf blade might work better."
So for an underpowered "bench top" saw, what would be a good thin kerf blade for ripping 2X3 pine / white wood, and the occasional 3/4 inch thick hardwood?
Also with an underpowered saw, is it better to rip halfway through the depth of a 2X3, flip it over, and then rip from the other direction?
Meaning rip with the good side face down, flip the piece over (keeping the straight edge against the fence), and rip again with the good side face up / bad side face down?
(or is it unlikely that the cuts will line up?)
And lastly, if it is an underpowered bench type saw, would it be wise to use a smaller blade (say, 7 and 1/4) instead of the full 10 inch blade, even though it is a 10-inch capable saw?
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