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abehil

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12-10-2015 10:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw blade question

I got some blades when I bought an old Grizzly contractor TS. I have no idea if they are keepers.
I don’t know squat about blades and this old TS is my first induction motor saw which means I never bought any good blades but am slowly learning about them. It also came with a Freud 50-T combo which I am happily using.
If some of these others are junk I’d like to throw them out.

Blade #1

Blade #2

Blade #3

Blades #4


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#1 posted 12-10-2015 10:36 PM

Can’t tell if they are any good or not. They all need cleaned up lacquer thinner or mineral spirits probably be a good start. The first three are carbide they probably all need sharpened.

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#2 posted 12-10-2015 11:06 PM

#1 looks like a 60 or 80 tooth cross cut/miter saw blade, a keeper, even it it needs sharpening. #2 looks like a cheap combo or ribbing blade that needs cleaning and maybe sharping, may not be worth sharpening #3 looks about the same as 1 but needs a real cleaning and maybe sharpening. #4 blades are for cutting non ferrous metals, and or plywood, plastics, if dull, junk.

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#3 posted 12-10-2015 11:54 PM

The Matsushita blade is probably pretty decent. Don’t know about the others….ya never know til you clean up and try them, assuming the teeth are all in good shape. #3 looks like an odd specialty blade of some sort.

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#4 posted 12-11-2015 12:19 AM

Seeing that the previous owner never took care of the blades and still the first blade looks very clean I would make an educated guess that it saw very little use.

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#5 posted 12-11-2015 01:12 AM

1 and 3, maybe for crosscuts. Looks like 60 + tooth blades. Maybe just me, but I would go get a Forrest WWII.

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#6 posted 12-11-2015 01:47 AM

It looks like blade #1 has a broken tooth. Could be fixed by most sharp shops. Blades #4 are plywood blades. They work great if they are sharp. The draw back is not being carbide they dull fast. Blades #2 and #3 are probably ok, I would clean them up and give a good inspection then decide if they are worth getting sharpened.

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#7 posted 12-11-2015 02:33 AM

I see that what looks like a broken tooth on #1 too, other than that it should be a good blade. #2 might be ok, would need a good cleaning to better tell. #3 looks like it was used for cutting asphalt. The last two look like plywood blades which should be fine after cleaning if they’re sharp, if not, that many teeth could make for an expensive sharpening on a blade that won’t hold an edge as well as a carbide tooth blade will.

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#8 posted 12-11-2015 05:45 AM

I thank you all for the help. I’m soaking the #3.

I searched #1, Matsushita 60T (MS10060CB) and it’s a $90 blade. Neat.
It has some broken teeth. Is it possible to have teeth replaced? And if so, is it expensive?
http://www.medfordtools.com/matsushita/
http://matsushitaamerica.com.p10.hostingprod.com/products.htm

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#9 posted 12-11-2015 07:57 AM

You should be able to have new teeth brazed on by a good blade shop. They will then have to grind all of the teeth to make them all the same. Given the value of the blade it should be cost effective provided the blade wasn’t dropped and bent causing the teeth to be broken in the first place.

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#10 posted 12-11-2015 11:55 AM

What is the going rate for replacing teeth on a blade like the Matsushita?

If it is $3 a tooth or more, and it also needs resharpening, is it not better to just go get a Freud Diablo 10” 60T for $40 at HD? My Freud has been in my saw for over a year, still cutting fine with no burn.

I don’t really know how much a blade shop charges to put on new teeth.

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#11 posted 12-11-2015 12:24 PM

Another vote for the Freud Diablo series of blades. They have gradually been added to every circular cutting tool in my shop – the table saw, the miter saw and the portable circular saw.

I am a minimalist so I don’t have a large collection of saw blades – most of the time I use a Diablo combination blade on my table saw and have always been happy with the cut quality.

Even if these blades are not top-notch, I would clean up and save a couple for use on questionable or substandard wood – it is heartbreaking to destroy a tooth on a good blade cutting cheap plywood – DAMHIKT!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#12 posted 12-11-2015 01:17 PM



I thank you all for the help. I m soaking the #3.

I searched #1, Matsushita 60T (MS10060CB) and it s a $90 blade. Neat.
It has some broken teeth. Is it possible to have teeth replaced? And if so, is it expensive?

- abehil

Depends on where you take it. Dynamic Saw is one of the best, and they charge $13 for sharpening, and ~ $3 per tooth (+s/h). That’s a really well made blade and would be worth having it sharpened and fixed IMO, depending on how many teeth are missing. I’d also be a little curious what caused the tooth loss.
http://www.dynamic-saw-blade-sharpening.com/pricelist.html

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#13 posted 12-11-2015 08:41 PM

Best thing I’ve found to clean off pitch from blades is Easy-Off oven cleaner – no scrubbing. Just spray, soak, rinse.

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#14 posted 12-11-2015 09:35 PM

+1 saving damaged blades for cutting questionable wood. When I need to cut wood with nails, I put a ‘beater’ blade in my tool/machine. If the blade loses a tooth or 3, no big deal; the blade is already half-toast.

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abehil

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#15 posted 12-12-2015 12:48 AM



Best thing I ve found to clean off pitch from blades is Easy-Off oven cleaner – no scrubbing. Just spray, soak, rinse.

- nmdusty

I using pinesol at the moment. Not the new stuff you find in the store. The original with pine oil and it seems to dissolve the pitch or whatever is burned onto a couple of the blades. A diablo 50T blade also came with the saw and it looked like the #3 blade all coated with black gunk. I tried oven cleaner and it didn’t really take it off. A few days in the pinesol and a tooth brush eventually got it off.

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