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#1 posted 10-13-2009 01:25 AM

I have found that some times the cheaper blades have a good carbide, but they are not sharpened properly or at all. I have taken what seems to be a bad blade and sharpen it with a diamond sharpener and been amazed on difference of the cuts. From the factory normally you will find a finer quality blade have a better cut out of the package than a cheap one. The expensive name brand blades believe they have one shot in making the customer happy. The big difference comes in how long the the blade with hold its edge. Cheap carbides will not last long, high quality carbides will last a long time especially on hard wood.
You may also want to put a stabilizer on your saw with install your blade. This keeps the vibration & flexing down on the blade. There are single and double stabilizers. I own both, but I have the double on my table saw and it helps out mostly on long rips and cross cuts. For finer cuts the more teeth the better the cross cut on any saw.
If you still get some tear out, you add a thin strip on the back side to give support to the good board.
Hope this helps you.

-- Eric, Illinois,

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