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Saw Till #1: Saw Till for My Pegboard Wall

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 08-18-2016 08:31 PM 461 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With a reader’s tip for a Woodsmith magazine issue, I made myself a simple saw till. I mounted the till on my pegboard wall. This way my hand saws, including my Wood River dovetail and cross-cut hand saws, have easy access in my woodshop. I noticed I could also place here several of my combination squares.

-- --- Happy Howie



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#1 posted 08-19-2016 11:15 AM

Beautiful work. But you can talk about the quality of table saw blades Avanti brand? I plan to buy a Dado Saw Blade Set Avanti. Congratulations and thank you.

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 03:40 AM

RStetubal, good detective work seeing my stack of saw blades.

I have been searching and testing general purpose saw blades. The Avanti I believe was inexpensive. I do not recall the price I paid. It has been a while since I have placed the Avanti on my table saw. Frankly, I do not recall how well it performed. It must have been okay.

I do like the Diablo combination blade. I have bought a few of them. I still have one or two that are still unused. So it may be a while yet before I put the Avanti back on my saw. Maybe I should do it soon in order to give you a better update.

My goto rip blade is a Freud blade. I have standardized on it for cutting tenon’s by using a twin blade technique with shims to get my width of the tenon. The Freud blades leave a nice flat glue line surface on the tenon shoulders.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#3 posted 08-22-2016 12:50 PM

Happy Howie, thank you for the comments.

I live in Brazil. The market is very fragile. We do not have Diablo combination blade to sell in Brazil. Buy in another country is almost unfeasible. Find some used is a great luck. I found a brand Avanti.

Thanks for listening.

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#4 posted 08-25-2016 05:57 PM

RSetubal,

I have replaced my Diablo combination blade with one of the Avanti blades you saw in my photo.

I remember now that these were used blades that I cleaned and put back on my storage shelf for use again. I have made a few cuts with this blade during the final stages of my recent mirror frame project. The Avanti blade although used is still cutting well; both for crosscuts and rips.

The kerf is 1/8 inch. When spinning in my new table saw it sings, powerfully. I mean it hums; thus letting you know it is a big and powerful blade. I examined the blade closely to figure out why the sound is different. I think it is just the steel and the way the blade was manufactured. It has a unique frequency because of its design and materials.

I discovered that I have three Avanti 10” blades: a 32 tooth combination blade, a 60 tooth fine finish blade for crosscuts and a 200 tooth OSB and plywood blade. I have not used the plywood blade as yet.

I can say that the blades worked well. Remained sharp even after much use and then cleaning. I recall that their price at a local Home Depot store was relatively inexpensive. That is probably why I bought this brand in the first place.

If my experience with this blade changes, I will let you know with either a post here or a direct email to you from this Lumberjock’s web site. If you try one of these blades, let me know what your experience with it was like.

Just before sending this post I performed a Google search on Avanti. Apparently Freud use to manufacture this brand, but no longer. I read a consumer alert message from a person. I cannot verify its accuracy, but I offer the link to his post your review.

Best wishes. Howie

-- --- Happy Howie

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#5 posted 08-29-2016 01:19 PM

Howie, Thank you for the explanation and the link. I have not decided to buy this saw blade. If I buy, comment on their performance.

Thank you. Ricardo.

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