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Blog entry by schloemoe posted 06-14-2012 12:16 AM 4408 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was just wondering if anyone out there might know anything about kromedge saw blades . Like how long ago were they made or do they still make them . I found this one at a yard sale (got it for a dollar) thought it was cool so I bought it . going to hang on the wall of my shop . I doubt if its really a collectors item but I like it just the same. Any info would be happily accepted….....................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com



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lew

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#1 posted 06-14-2012 12:20 AM

I think I have a rip blade that I bought from Sears way back in the late 70’s. Not carbide tipped.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-14-2012 12:26 AM

Hi Rick
This is a combination blade that cuts fine if sharp even though it’s not a carbide blade. I have one and it works well on a combination of woods as the name implies . This is a brand name sears came up with and still sells as far as I know.
I don’t believe these type of saw blades are collectible ,but I’ve been wrong before.

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jcees

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#3 posted 06-14-2012 01:14 AM

Kromedge is a service mark of Sears/Craftsman and NO they are not collectible. However, they’re good when sharp, keep them clean and free from pitch and you’ll get good service life out of it for what it is [non-carbide].

Hope this helps.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Bigrock

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#4 posted 06-14-2012 01:25 AM

I have three or four of the 10” blades. I also have 7 or 8 of the 7” Circular Saw blades. I bought them in the mid 60 TH. through the 70’s. They were the best you could get back then. As others have said they cut real good when sharp. Circular saws were 7” then.

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#5 posted 06-14-2012 02:32 AM

Nice looking blades!

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#6 posted 06-14-2012 02:52 AM

I have three ten inch Chromedge blades and four seven inch ones. All are different tooth configurations and counts. I bought them all in a box at a yard sale. The only one I’ve used is the (can’t remember how many teeth, but a lot) ten inch plywood fine finish blade. It leaves way less tearout in plywood than any carbide blade I’ve ever used.

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 06-14-2012 06:26 AM

At one time I had about every 10” saw blade that Craftsman had to offer because my Mother worked at Sears when I was living at home and the entire family could use her employee discount …. even for gas at the Sears gas station. When I got my first Forrest blade I gave all, probably 12 blades or so, to a friend of mine who just got his first table saw.

I did keep one, the thin rim satin cut veneer, because it does a real good job on thin plywood; i.e. less than 3/4”. It has been sharpened three times. It is very similar the the plytooth blade and neither of these blades is very good in solid wood.

I think you have a good collection, if you don’t mind changing blades to match the cut. I liked them for salvaged/recycled wood because there are no carbide teeth to chip and fly off into the nether!

I think that all of my blades were purchased between ‘62 – ‘84 time frame.

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#8 posted 06-14-2012 05:34 PM

I have my fathers 6” dado set and have used it in the past but not lately as it needs a good sharpening!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#9 posted 06-16-2012 04:26 PM

The problem with Kromedge blades is that, once you sharpen them the benefit goes out the window. The whole idea is that chrome is harder than steel and chromed edges stay sharp longer. Carbide stays sharp a lot longer than chromed blades, but costs more. However, carbide keeps its benefit after sharpening while chromed blades are basically steel blades once they are sharpened and the chrome is gone from the edge. Sort of an “in between” blade.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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