|Review by Purrmaster||posted 01-08-2013 12:00 PM||3375 views||0 times favorited||45 comments|
I’ve been using this blade for a few months now. It’s lived in my miter saw most of that time and I just tried it out on the table saw for rip cuts.
I’ve been very pleased with this blade, overall. The titanium nitride coating does seem to reduce friction and give a somewhat cleaner cut. The blade is nice and sharp out of the box. It cut more easily and cleanly the Kobalt blades I had been using in the miter saw. And the rip cuts it did were good too. The saw didn’t bog down as it had with some other blades.
The best part is this thing is less than $15 at Harbor Freight. Even less with a 20% off coupon. At that price you can keep a couple of spares around when you need a fresh blade.
The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because the sharpness did seem to wear out somewhat more quickly than other blades. If I could have given if 4.5 stars I would have.
There are better blades but I’m not sure if there are better blades for the money.
Note to SawStop owners: The titanium nitride coating does not interfere with the SawStop safety system’s detection or trip the brake.