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Harbor Freight Dado set

Harbor Freight Dado set

12-16-2013 06:48 PM by MrRon | 40 comments »

I’m certain the purists will condemn me for using the name “Harbor Freight” in connection with woodworking tools, but like it or not, here it is. I don’t use a dado blade very often, so I couldn’t justify $200+ sets like those from Forrest. But when I do need one, I went with the cheapest set I could find. The HF set is 8” and cuts dados up to 7/8”. The teeth are C2 carbide and number 22 teeth. I was impressed by the size of the carbide. They look lik...

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Incredibly good blades.

Incredibly good blades.

10-27-2013 10:35 AM by b2rtch | 5 comments »

The set that I bought is not exactly the same than the one on the picture , as I have one carbide tipped blade in my set. I bought this set at HD well over one year ago to use with the Hf reciprocating saw that I review today also. I bought HF reciprocating saw blades in the past and IMO they are pure junk so I decided to buy better blades. I found this set at HD and at first I was hesitant to buy the set because the price was on the high side for me but I finally bought it and today I ...

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Freud Thin Kerf Glue Line Rip blade (10")

Freud Thin Kerf Glue Line Rip blade (10")

10-05-2013 02:37 AM by Purrmaster | 13 comments »

I’ve been using this blade since last December. Please note: It’s badly in need of sharpening now but my review will reflect the blade as it was when new, since that seems only fair). This blade does indeed perform as advertised. I put it on a 1 3/4 HP table saw. It’s worked very well. It does leave a pretty much flawless finish on the ripped wood. It’s cutting performance is excellent, but it does bog down on some harder woods like oak and hard maple. On a...

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Night and Day

Night and Day

08-22-2013 06:56 PM by mummykicks | 16 comments »

Bought one of these at HD last night and changed out my Bosch 60T blade that came with my Bosch gcm12SD miter saw, and the difference is indeed night and day between the two. I was getting clean cuts with the stock blade, but it was burning the cuts regardless of how fast or slow I seemed to feed it. I read good reviews about other freud blades here, so I decided to give it a shot.Wow! absolutely effortless cuts. There is just no comparison to the stock blade. I can’t even hear it cutti...

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Cuts Right Through Wood, Not Your Wallet

Cuts Right Through Wood, Not Your Wallet

08-01-2013 06:29 PM by lab7654 | 17 comments »

After I bought my R4512 (reviewed eventually…), I knew I needed a quality blade. I didn’t even bother trying the stock blade. After hearing only good things about the Irwin combo blade, I went out and got it. This blade truly lives up to all of the reviews. It crosscuts as good or better than my 60 tooth miter saw blade, even without a ZCI or sled. Ripping is a breeze, with glue-ready edges and no tearout. The one thing I have to force myself to remember is that the blade is a com...

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Clean flat bottom cuts

Clean flat bottom cuts

07-27-2013 11:13 PM by twc | 8 comments »

I am always looking for new more efficient ways to complete my projects. Lately I have been doing a lot of shaker style doors with stub-tenon and groove joinery. That’s where this blade comes in. It makes super clean cuts with perfectly flat bottoms. On their website it is shown cutting tenon shoulders in a single pass. I have not done anything bigger then a stub tenon but I think it would excel at larger tenons as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes to c...

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Freud's Dado - Freud's Dodo

Freud's Dado - Freud's Dodo

07-07-2013 04:35 PM by vipond33 | 19 comments »

It’s pretty safe to say I love Freud tooling. And I love it in spite of being trapped into using it.I should explain. We primarily run Freud tooling in our shop simply because my boss signed up to be an occasional demonstrator for them at hobbyist shows. His compensation for this task (and it is a task if you put yourself into it) is that he receives dealer discount on any order, always. It would be easy to dislike their stuff if I had no choice (as the tooling manager of a small ...

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THREE (3) packs of Ryobi 5 in. Plain-End Scroll Saw Blades Assortment

THREE (3) packs of Ryobi 5 in. Plain-End Scroll Saw Blades Assortment

03-02-2013 05:54 AM by mikethetermite | 3 comments »

This was the first time I tried some of these they worked quite well. Got them all for for $.99. 108 for $.99, not a bad deal at all. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ryobi-5-in-Plain-End-Scroll-Saw-Blades-Assortment-/290867787346?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b9123652 This E-Bay auction was for THREE (3) packs of Ryobi 5 in. Plain-End Scroll Saw Blades Assortment (each is 36-Pack) Model # A28SC12. 12 blades each with 11.5, 12.5 and 41 teeth per inch.

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Ridge Carbide Tool Ultra TS2000 Saw Blade

Ridge Carbide Tool Ultra TS2000 Saw Blade

01-20-2013 08:35 PM by BigDawg | 16 comments »

When I first bought my Ridgid TS3650 table saw, I knew that it would need a good blade to allow this saw to reach its full potential. I bought the Freud Fusion 40 tooth combination blade (3/32), and the Freud 24 tooth (3/32) glue line ripping blades. They both work very well. Bevels, miters (with miter gauge), and rips are done without taxing my 15 AMP motor too much. However, here is the kicker! I then purchased a Ridge Carbide Ultra TS-2000 48-tooth general-purpose blade (3/32 kerf). And...

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Forrest Duraline HI-AT 80 tooth blade.

Forrest Duraline HI-AT 80 tooth blade.

01-20-2013 12:23 AM by Steve | 1 comment »

This Forrest blade is by far the very best blade I have ever owned. I ripped and crosscut some 3/4” Baltic Birch with no bottom chip out at all. All of these years of using cheap blades what a waste of time and material. Looking forward to using my Forrest 8” Dado blade now.

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