A bigger flange normally reduce the depth of cut. Saw machine makers always want a big cutting depth and that is why they make the flange as small as “possible”. Leuco and Leitz are industrial saw blades and a blade of 8" is made to saw a max of 2" wood.

Note: You can make a smail flange on your saw, but only when the sawblade is made for a little flange. In this case the blade is tensioned especially for this flange. A Festool saw and blade is a good example.

When you use a bigger flange always a chamber is needed!!!