|Review by knotscott||posted 1952 days ago||1662 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This blade is such a nice bargain. For around $35, it comes close to my Infinity, Forrest, and Ridge Carbide blades, and holds its own against my many of my mid level Freud, Tenryu, and CMT blades, some of which cost nearly twice as much. For a 50T blade it feeds surprisingly easily, enabling it to go through thick stock more easily than most similar blades. Crosscuts were very clean, and rip cuts give glue ready edges. It’s very versatile overall, and easy for smaller saws to spin. As a comparison to the best general purpose blades I’ve used, saw marks are slightly more pronounced than those left by my Infinity Super General, Ridge Carbide, or Forrest WWII, but are still glue ready “as is” right off the saw.
My complaint…the paint job and lettering are a bit suspect. It took a bit of sanding the coating out of the bore to get it to mount to the arbor, and I’m finding that the lettering smudges off pretty easily, but other than that I’m quite pleased. Super choice for an all around workhorse on a non-industrial table saw, and should be ok for general miter saw work (the hook is too steep for a sliding miter saw though). Plus, the bright yellow makes it really easy to find in my rack! It was also nice to see that its made in the UK, and not somewhere in China. Nice blade! I would have rated it 5-stars for the price had it not been for needing to cleanup the arbor hole. FWIW, I believe the newer “Precision Trim” series has replaced the old DeWalt Series 40 when B&D bought Delta, but that’s just speculation.
Edit: Unfortunately, these blades are now made in China. That doesn’t necessarily make them any less of a blade, but they longer have the appeal to me that they did. The solid choices from Irwin Marples, Freud Diablo, and CMT ITK Plus lines are all made in Italy, and are extremely competitive for the price…..there’s really no need to bother with the Chinese made DW Precision Trim series for the same price.
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