|Review by Tennessee||posted 07-30-2012 07:05 PM||4435 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
Bought this to try and breathe a little life in my old Ryobi BT3000 table saw. It worked flawlessly, and the PTFE is by far and away the best coating I have found to date on a blade. The “Luxembourg Cerametal” carbide tips are some of the best I’ve ever cut with, both cross and rip. Fancy name for really sharp fine grained carbide…
When I upgraded to my Rigid R4512, I put this blade on right away, and for the first time felt what it was like to have zero resistance in crosscutting, only a slight change in noise from the spinning blade. It’s also within a couple thousandths of an inch of being the same thickness as the riving knife on my Rigid, so transition is seamless. My first rip with hard maple and 80 year old dark walnut was so easy I pushed the rip off the back of the table with the stick, although I tried to stop.
This blade is currently listed online at Lowes for $30.38, a stupid good price.
I would buy this blade again and again, and the 50 tooth is just about right to not have to change blades very often.
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com