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Nubsnstubs

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#1 posted 07-10-2017 10:13 PM



Been asking around about how to really tell if my table saw s blades are dull.
Have decided to replace the blades on both saws. One of the saws is a 113 series 10” Craftsman and the other is the 315 series. One is at my regular house and the other is at the vacation house, so probably will get two of the same. Most of what I ll be doing is ripping as I cross-cut with my miter saw and radial arm saw. So now, what kind of blades do I need, brand, tooth count, where to buy, etc.? What about a good radial arm saw blade to do everything for a 10” Craftsman also? Thanks

- mangorockfish


If it’s carbide, look at the edges of the teeth. If you can see a line, the blade is dull. If lines are not visible, it’s most likely still sharp. Another way to tell if it’s sharp, rake a tooth on a finger/thumb nail. If it raises a burr, you blade is sharp. If not, it won’t do anything. Now that is said, make sure the blade is in your hand and not still on the arbor.

Above is for carbide only. Steel is another story. I don’t have any words of wisdom on steel blades as I never used any in my 40+ years as a cabinetmaker/wouldworker. .......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com


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