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Forum topic by justjkit posted 01-02-2016 12:17 AM 482 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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justjkit

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01-02-2016 12:17 AM

What are your thoughts on putting a blade dampener on a cheaper table saw? I just bought the masterforce saw and am looking to upgrade it a bit to make it as accurate as possible.

Is a blade dampener, paired with nice blades going to increase the precision or are blade dampeners not worth the $30?

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#1 posted 01-02-2016 02:26 AM

Not worth it. Save your money and put it toward a thin kerf woodworker 2. Forrest blades are dam nice!
Congrats on your new saw.

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#2 posted 01-02-2016 02:33 AM

Definately getting the blade .. just wondering if the dampener makes a difference paired with the high end blade?

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#3 posted 01-02-2016 03:01 AM

Nothing against Forrest blades, always heard good things about them, I am a Freud man, thin kerf is the way to go on a lower HP machine, with that said, a Freud thin kerf combination blade IMHO is the way to go if you dont have a miter saw. Rated great for ripping and cross cutting of wood.
http://www.freudtools.com/index.php/products/product/LU83R010

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conifur

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#4 posted 01-02-2016 03:17 AM

Slide on the pic and see the rating for cross and ripping on the blade
http://www.rockler.com/freud-lu83r-industrial-thin-kerf-heavy-duty-combination-saw-blades

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#5 posted 01-02-2016 03:29 AM

A well tuned saw that’s spinning a well balanced blade really shouldn’t need dampeners. If there’s a bad vibration or runout issues, the dampeners can help, but they’re a bandaid…better to cure the problem. I wouldn’t bother.

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#6 posted 01-02-2016 03:49 PM

Freud blades are very good too.I just have not found any saw service that can sharpen one like new.Plus I don’t like the red color it distracts me.
Forrest sharpens their blade just like new every time.
Justjkit blade dampeners arent going to do diddly squat for your saw.
Sav the money for some nice eye protection,And hearing protection,The saw might be a little scremer.

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#7 posted 01-03-2016 04:01 AM

Don’t waste your money, you would have to have a lab tech come to prove they work and even then we are talking about an explanation that would rival how Congress spends money. LOL

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#8 posted 01-03-2016 07:06 AM

I use one with my Forrest WW2. Unless I forget to put it on. I really can’t tell the difference in quality of cut. But since I have it, what the heck.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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