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I have seen a picture on this forum of a small circular saw blade attached to a router in a table setup. It is used to cut open wooden boxes. I think it was Bobj3's picture, but I'm sure anyone who makes boxes has one or knows about it.

I can find blades, but none that specifically state they are okay for router use. Is this an adaptation of a regular blade, or is there a router specific blade?

If an adaptation, how are you addressing the blade speed? I don't see any rated anywhere near 8,000 rpm.

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I am wondering if what you saw was a slot cutting bit, which can resemble a small saw blade. However, putting an actual saw blade on a router seems like a really bad idea.
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Do you mean a 3 wing slot cutter? 3-Wing Slotting Cutters - Lee Valley Tools
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Its a slitting saw, but use it in your drill press.

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Thanks all, I guess I'll need to go through Bobj3's uploads to be sure of what I saw. Should find it in no time since he only has 3 or 4 uploads total. ":^(

Or, with any luck, Bob will be able to bail me out here.

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They are slotting saws Mike.

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Use the table saw....
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Hi Mike

If you really do need a slotting bit for the router, then Onsrud make several. These are really designed for plastics, but they will work with hardwoods and will easily will take the speed of a router. The price, however, is something else!

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Hello all,

Bob has so many uploads that I'm not even going to attempt to look for it there.

What I believe I saw, was a table mounted router with a saw blade, not a slot cutter. I'm guessing the blade had 20 - 24 or so teeth.

Since I didn't have a use for the setup at the time I saw the picture, I didn't really study it such that I can tell you for certain what I wrote above is what was in the picture.

I've never built a box, so it didn't occur to me that one would build a complete box and cut it open as opposed to building the top and bottom separately. I also remember thinking that this method would make for a perfect fit of the lid, and that the thin kerf of that blade along with the solid foundation of a table and fence, would make for an even cut without removing much material.

Now, based upon that memory, I'm fairly certain I saw what I have indicated above.

However, if someone were to challenge me to a bet that what I saw wasn't actually in the picture, I wouldn't take the bet.

Buy I really really think I saw a saw. :"^)

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Hi Mike

You are right on, it's a 3 3/8" saw blade (1/16" wide carb.tip) and it's very safe way of doing it, you can get the saw blade from HD and Lowers, you can get the blade arbor from Grizzy,see Doug's post...G1438 Slitting Saw Arbor

I have been down the road with the slot cutters and they just can't do the job,most only cut max of 1/2" deep the norm the blade will cut 1 1/4" max and do it safe unlike the table saw,it's not the 2 cuts it's that last cuts that makes it unsafe on the table saw...and yes I do use a 6 1/2" 1/16" wide blade on my table saw..from time to time..

When you cut off the top of a box, it's that little part left by the table saw that makes it a mess...just like a band saw, the router table can do it very well and safe..

Just a note, the lid on the box below was taking off with the saw blade way in the router, it's very hard to see the cut but it's in place

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Hello all,

Bob has so many uploads that I'm not even going to attempt to look for it there.

What I believe I saw, was a table mounted router with a saw blade, not a slot cutter. I'm guessing the blade had 20 - 24 or so teeth.

Since I didn't have a use for the setup at the time I saw the picture, I didn't really study it such that I can tell you for certain what I wrote above is what was in the picture.

I've never built a box, so it didn't occur to me that one would build a complete box and cut it open as opposed to building the top and bottom separately. I also remember thinking that this method would make for a perfect fit of the lid, and that the thin kerf of that blade along with the solid foundation of a table and fence, would make for an even cut without removing much material.

Now, based upon that memory, I'm fairly certain I saw what I have indicated above.

However, if someone were to challenge me to a bet that what I saw wasn't actually in the picture, I wouldn't take the bet.

Buy I really really think I saw a saw. :"^)

Mike


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