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Anyone use circular saw blades on a table saw? In particular on a Bosch 4100?

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When using a 10" blade the surface speed will be much greater and therefore you get a better and faster cut. If you use a smaller blade, the cutting speed will be reduced, you'll need to feed slower and you'll get a sloppier cut...

Do you have a specific need for using circ saw blade on the 4100...?

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yes...
no issues as long as you pay attention to the hook angle relative to the job and remember that the surface speed is slower w/ the smaller dia blade and your cut speed (rate of feed) is slower...
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When using a 10" blade the surface speed will be much greater and therefore you get a better and faster cut. If you use a smaller blade, the cutting speed will be reduced, you'll need to feed slower and you'll get a sloppier cut...

Do you have a specific need for using circ saw blade on the 4100...?
better CS blade negate the sloppy cut...
then again I don't do cheap budget blades...

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When using a 10" blade the surface speed will be much greater and therefore you get a better and faster cut. If you use a smaller blade, the cutting speed will be reduced, you'll need to feed slower and you'll get a sloppier cut...

Do you have a specific need for using circ saw blade on the 4100...?
While certainly the depth of cut would be reduced, I've heard the opposite -that a circular saw (7.25") works as well, makes smoother cuts, throws up less sawdust.

Here's one example

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While certainly the depth of cut would be reduced, I've heard the opposite -that a circular saw (7.25") works as well, makes smoother cuts, throws up less sawdust.

Here's one example
that blade will work but the Diablo is Freud's economy blade...
in an emergency CS blade will work...
but...
you will open a can of worms you needn't get into...
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that blade will work but the Diablo is Freud's economy blade...
in an emergency CS blade will work...
but...
you will open a can of worms you needn't get into...
stick w/ the real deal...
What's in the worm can? What's the reasons?

Obviously, some people have success with it.

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What's in the worm can? What's the reasons?

Obviously, some people have success with it.
slower cut speeds...
fewer blade selections..
more work for the saw shortening it's life...

some people have success w/ base jumping too...
some don't...
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some people have success w/ base jumping too...
some don't...
I'll remember that if I ever base jump with a circular saw blade.
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I guess if you slow your feed rate and pick the right tooth count for the application (cross cut vs ripping) AND are careful enough to minimize some tear out and potential of burning (maple, etc) then go for it...

Just keep in mind that the higher the tooth count to eliminate some of the issues, the slower the feed rate and greater chance of burning you'll need to consider.

If you use a very thin circ blade you may have issues also with the cut fitting the riving knife...then you'll probably take the knife off...and the "can" gets deeper...

The circ blade is also probably not as good as a general combination 10" blade covering more applications...YMMV...

There are plenty of youtube vids that argue both sides...

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