The "workpiece" is the entire piece and has two parts, the "cutoff or waste" and the "final dimension or saved" part, at least that's how I've always referred to it.For me, it would depend how accurate you want the 1/4” piece to be and length of cut. I alway try to put the work piece between the blade and fence.
For the thinnest 8" blade look at circular saw blades. Their "thin kerf" blade are even thinner than table saw TK blades. At least the 7 1/4" blades are that way. There may be an 8 1/4" Skil saw blade like mine, I donno?I would like to do them on the table saw, but even a thin kerf 3/32” blade is too thick for me - too much waste.
@Tool Agnostic I did some further checking re:SawStop and I was told you can trick the saw using an 8” blade and a dado cartridge. But, the thinnest 8” blade I have found is the same as a 10” thin kerf.
YUP, for $180.00 and shipping you can get yours. You do get a free "ultra" thin kerf splitter worth $20.00 however.