Final Cut Blade
Recently I had the pleasure of trying out a new saw blade product. The Final Cut saw blade is a unique carbide tipped saw blade with a 100 grit sanding disc attached to both sides of the saw blade. The saw blade is designed to cut through trim work and sand it at the same time!
This really great idea comes from a carpenter that was trying to cut and sand perfect miters for a complicated project. He needed to cut miters then sand them at the exact same angle to get the pieces to come together in a perfect miter joint. He decided to attach sand paper to his saw blades and the rest is history.
I have to admit when I see inventions like this I get a bit annoyed at myself for not coming up with great ideas like this! This is truly a great idea which works just as well as it sounds.
Final Cut offers two saw blade sizes and several sizes of the sanding discs. Currently you can get:
- 10-inch, 40 Tooth, 5/8″ arbor carbide blade with 100 grit sanding disc.
- 10-inch, 80 Tooth, 1″ arbor carbide blade with 100 grit sanding disc.
- 100 Grit Sanding Discs for: 6-5/8″, 7-7/8″, 9″, 10-5/8″, and 11-1/4″ (Sizes to fit most any saw blade)
It’s important to note that these discs are specifically designed to work with a very specific saw blade plate thickness of 0.070 and a kerf of 0.104. Other blades may work but the performance and durability may not be as good.
Final Cut Review
I tested the 10-inch blade in my Bosch sliding compound miter saw. I decided to try it out in the miter saw instead of the table saw because I use my miter saw far more for trim work compared to my table saw.
I used the Final Cut saw blade to cross cut some 1×10 cedar I’m using to build a raised bed vegetable garden. I also cut some left over large MDF crown molding from the walk-in closet project.
In both cases the Final Cut saw blade worked very well. I was really impressed at how well the blade completely sands off the saw tooth marks that are typical of most miter saws. This saw blade really does work and performs just as the company says it will.
Where this inovative saw blade shines is cutting compound miters like crown molding. The sanding disc leaves an incredibly smooth sharp edge along the crown molding profile. When you slide the two miters together you get a very tight miter that looks even better then one made with a new saw blade.
Overall I’m quite impressed with this new saw blade idea. I’ll definitely keep this blade hanging above my saw for compound miter work. I’ll also use it when I need to rip down material on the table saw that I want a really clean edge on. I’d definitely recommend this blade to anyone that needs a very precise miter cut.
I would like to see this company try to pair up with a saw blade company like Freud! The saw blade that comes with it seems to be a pretty standard carbide blade. I’m such a huge fan of Freud blades that I’d be really excited if the sanding discs could be spec’d to match up with some of the popular blades on the market. If that happens I think it will create a leathal cutting combination.