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#1 posted 09-17-2012 09:48 PM

Starrett and Lenox have been in the business for a long time. They are good, but there may be others that are as good. When I need a blade, the first two names immediately come to mind. I prefer to go by “reputation” of a brand rather than an unknown brand. Starrett for example has a great variety of blades for both wood and metal working, but, their woodworking blades are not well known by woodworkers who immediately call out the name “timberwolf” because that’s the only brand they have heard of. Not to place any negativity on that brand, but there are many good brands that typically cater to industrial users, not the DIyer. Having been part of the industrial scene for over 50 years, I tend to look for industrial quality tools rather than consumer grade tools. In the long run, the industrial grade costs less. Please don’t even consider ISO certification as an indication of quality; it is not.

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