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Forum topic by ragin_cajuns posted 01-11-2016 06:43 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ragin_cajuns

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01-11-2016 06:43 PM

I just got the Delta 36-725 table saw and hope to get it set up in the next few days. Is the blade that comes with it a good all around blade or should I purchase something better?

Also, what about circular saw blades. I want to make a bookshelf from a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood and have minimal tear out when breaking it down. My circular saw/blade is old so I’m sure a new one is in order. What would be a good blade for cutting plywood with minimal tear out?

THanks,


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#1 posted 01-11-2016 06:56 PM

im notsure about the blade on your saw, but the new saws ive purchased didnt have very goodblades imo.
personally i like freud blades. i have a pair of their 7 1/4” 40 tooth finish blades and they work great for me on my circ saw. scoring the cutting line on the topside prior to cutting helps relieve tearout.

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 07:05 PM

If you don’t want to spend a ton of money, the Freud Diablo blades are good. Home Depot carries them, or you can buy from amazon, rockler, woodcraft, etc. Buy a rip and a crosscut blade rather than an all-in-one. I have a 24T ripping blade and a 60T crosscut blade.

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 07:08 PM

Stock blades are notoriously poor. It’ll cut, but you won’t be getting the most from your saw if you don’t put a good blade on it. Save the stock blade for junk cuts.

Some reading for you: Tips for Picking Saw Blades
Good Bargain Blades

For cutting plywood with a circ saw, I’d grab a good 40T or 60T blade…. something like the Freud Diablo D0740X or D0760x for an even smoother cut. HD should have them for < $20. Lowes should have a comparable Irwin Marples blade.

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 07:11 PM

The Diablo 40 tooth circ saw blade does a good job on plywood.

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 07:12 PM


If you don t want to spend a ton of money, the Freud Diablo blades are good. Home Depot carries them, or you can buy from amazon, rockler, woodcraft, etc. Buy a rip and a crosscut blade rather than an all-in-one. I have a 24T ripping blade and a 60T crosscut blade.
- jmartel

Freud Diablo 10” are thin kerf blades and should not be used with Delta 36-725.

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 08:13 PM

I use two blades that gives me the best results for the application. A thin kerf 80t DeWalt for all plywood, veneer and hardwood precision cuts and a Freud thin kerf riping 24t blade. All in one is a compromise on all aspects and useless since you get so many cuts from a blade between sharpenings. These two blades will give you years of service and you can use the all in one for cutting old dirty wood or materials that contain contaminants such as sand or silica.

-- PJ

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 08:18 PM


Freud Diablo 10” are thin kerf blades and should not be used with Delta 36-725.

- 716

There’s nothing wrong with using a thin kerf blade. I use thin kerf and full kerf on my Grizzly 771 with no issues. There’s no reason not to use them, unless the riving knife is too thick.

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#8 posted 01-11-2016 08:23 PM

I use the Freud blades in my Craftsman TS. Full thickness and thin kerf, like them both.

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#9 posted 01-11-2016 08:48 PM


Freud Diablo 10” are thin kerf blades and should not be used with Delta 36-725.
- 716
There s nothing wrong with using a thin kerf blade. I use thin kerf and full kerf on my Grizzly 771 with no issues. There s no reason not to use them, unless the riving knife is too thick.
- jmartel

Thin kerf blades can be used with G0771 and should not be used with Delta 36-715. Read the manuals on both saws.

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#10 posted 01-11-2016 08:51 PM

There s nothing wrong with using a thin kerf blade. I use thin kerf and full kerf on my Grizzly 771 with no issues. There s no reason not to use them, unless the riving knife is too thick.
- jmartel

That is the only reason they say not to use one… they don’t currently offer a thin kerf riving knife, although I’ve read where some people have successfully modified the thin kerf Biesemeyer knife so it will work on that saw. Of course, there is nothing preventing you from removing the knife completely either :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#11 posted 01-11-2016 09:27 PM

I use thin kerf blades on my 36-725 with the riving knife. If the saw is aligned properly it works just fine. I have a thin kerf Freud 50T combo blade with a .091 kerf and with everything lined up works just fine. The Diablos are a little thicker than that at .098.

The manual does say to use thicker blades, though.


There s nothing wrong with using a thin kerf blade. I use thin kerf and full kerf on my Grizzly 771 with no issues. There s no reason not to use them, unless the riving knife is too thick.
- jmartel

That is the only reason they say not to use one… they don t currently offer a thin kerf riving knife, although I ve read where some people have successfully modified the thin kerf Biesemeyer knife so it will work on that saw. Of course, there is nothing preventing you from removing the knife completely either :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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#12 posted 01-11-2016 09:34 PM

Freud Diablo 10” are thin kerf blades and should not be used with Delta 36-725.

- 716

The manual does say not to use a thin-kerf blade. However, I use the Diablo D1040X with my 36-725, and have ever since I got it. The blade is actually thicker than the riving knife. Here are some pictures:




Also, if you look at the specs on the riving knife and the blade, the riving knife says you need a .10” thick blade, and the D1040X is .098”. That’s close enough for me.

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#13 posted 01-11-2016 10:40 PM

By the time you figure in arbor and blade runout, clearance shouldn’t be a concern.

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#14 posted 01-12-2016 12:40 AM

The riving knife is .100”, works great with 1/8” (.125”) blades, but tends to bind with 3/32” (.093) TK blade.

Love the Freud LU83 10 50T ATB TK blade, on my grizz 715P, but you need to grind some off the riving knife or remove it. I removed mine but should have taken the time to grind some off.

M

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