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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 03:19 PM

Rick, I have replaced all my stock blades with Forrest blades. I have found that blades supplied with a tool are generally not the best blades to use. If they can cut corners somewhere it seems that the manufacturers are putting blades of less than sterling quality on their tools because they are cheaper. Certainly replacing it with a quality blade should improve your cut.

Another option you can do is to replace the insert in your saw and turn it into a zero clearance insert similar to replacing the throat plate in your table saw. This will help improve the quality of your cuts as well. The biggest problem of course is that doing bevel cutting will widen the kerf. But 90 percent of the cuts I make on my saw are done with the blade at 90 degrees.

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