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#1 posted 01-26-2013 04:22 PM

“Which model saw do you have?

FWIW, those Irwin Marathon blades aren’t much good for fine woodworking IMO….they’re more of a construction grade blade for rough carpentry.”

I have the Grizzly 1023.

That is why I bought the Marathon blade. It says it is for ripping, construction. I am ripping 2×4’s and 2×10’s and it works OK on the outer part of the board but the knife binds when I try to rip through the inner part of the boards.
I also have a Marples blade but didn’t want to use it for this project. Dang it anyway. I always seem to make my job harder than it has to be.

I switched back to the factory blade, which is wider and went back to ripping.

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