|Forum topic by ohtimberwolf||posted 06-22-2015 12:46 PM||1038 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
06-22-2015 12:46 PM
I was in our local Lowes store yesterday and they had a bundle of five 7 1/4” Kobalt 24 tooth carbide blades in a hard plastic holder for $19.99. With my veteran discount that ended up less than $4 a blade including tax.
I bought them thinking I could use them for certain cuts that I didn’t want to use my good blades on with my 10 inch contractors saw. Same hole size. Will work on most cuts.
When I got home I decided to put on a same size new Irwin blade I got on sale at RKO some time back instead of opening the new blades I just bought in case I wanted to return them.
Boy was I surprised! That blade cut through the 1/4” paneling from Lowes ( very hard 1/4 hardboard) like it was butter. It made almost no noise, no sparks and dust collection was great. The edge it cut on was as smooth as you could ever ask with no chipping of the finish side.
My concern is this; is it dangerous to use a small blade like this on a saw of this type? Will the speed be a factor that could cause trouble for the blade as for a smaller blade size? Anyone have experience to pass on about this? larry
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