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Forum topic by hjt posted 12-13-2009 05:02 AM 3526 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2009 05:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: skarpaz - blades - tenryu

Is anyone using Skarpaz Blades. I just picked up their 10” Orion Series blade for a table saw. The guy I bought it from is long time in the business of selling blades and says it is a great general purpose blade. I had hoped to get a Tenryu blade, but I got this instead. Thoughts???

-- Harold

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#1 posted 08-08-2010 10:39 AM

Never heard of Skarpaz blades…have you tried them?

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#2 posted 08-13-2010 02:10 AM

Mark – I actually made the blade purchase as a Christmas gift for my neighbor, Roger . I wanted to get a Tenryu Blade – those are GREAT blades, but they did not have any at thee time. The rep told me that the Skarpaz would make a great gift and provide a smooth cut. Roger has not yet put it on his saw… I might have to go over to his house and take it back!!

Rick – thanks for the web site info

-- Harold

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#3 posted 05-13-2015 04:04 PM

I sold these blades for about two years we now call them scrapas

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#4 posted 05-13-2015 08:24 PM

Skarpaz makes mainly commercial blades, which are generally made to run for long periods of time without overheating, hold an edge for a long time, and withstand many resharpenings….big teeth and thick bodies are typical. The side clearance parameters that help them run cooler and hold an edge longer also prevent them from giving the highly polished edge that many of the top general purpose consumer blades give. It should still cut clean enough for a glue ready edge. Blades like the WWII, Super General, Freud Premier, and Ridge Carbide tend to be excellent in a setting where short cutting sessions are the norm, and the blade cools between cuts. Those same blades would get very hot in a commercial setting of continuous cutting for hours on end, and would lose edge in a hurry because of it.

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