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Chris Wright

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#1 posted 10-24-2012 04:49 PM

For $40 to $60 you can get some decent Freud blades. The carbide in those is really good. As for changing, well I change mine depending on the type of cut (rip, cross cut, plywood, etc.) depending on the quality of the cut I need. I generally leave a rip cut or multi purpose blade in my saw and swap it with the cross cut if I want a nice clean cut with little tear out. Keeping them clean is a good habit, if the pitch is starting to build up it can make it feel dull when it’s not. If you’re having a hard time or getting scorch marks when the blade is clean then it’s time to replace/sharpen.

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