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JohnGreco

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1541 days ago

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Hi folks- I’m looking to replace my TS blade with something decent, preferably in the $25-30 range. 10” blade, general purpose. Any thoughts? I recently put a 60t DeWalt blade on my chop saw that I’m pretty happy with. Anybody have experience with one of their 40t 10” blades? Is there a different brand I should consider?

Thanks :)

-- John


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#1 posted 1541 days ago

I use the 40 tooth 10” blades by freud that are at home depot. I’ve used them for years and they’re really pretty good blades.

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#2 posted 1541 days ago

Thanks, Eric- I’ll give that a shot :)

-- John

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#3 posted 1541 days ago

Although I use a Forrest WWII, I have found this Ridgid blade, available for under $40 at Home Depot, performs extremely well for the price.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 1541 days ago

I like having options. Thanks, Charlie!

-- John

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#5 posted 1541 days ago

I have the 40t Freud form HD and it is really good so far. It is a few buck chaper than the Ridgid, but the Ridgid has been getting better reviews.

-- Alex

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#6 posted 1541 days ago

I concur with Charlie, for the price, the Ridgid is an awesome blade, I have it on my miter saw as well as my table saw, gives me very clean cuts both ripping and cross cutting.

-- James

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End_Grain

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#7 posted 1541 days ago

For an under $30.00 blade I love the Freud Diablo 10X40 that HD sells.

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#8 posted 1541 days ago

the Ridgid blade posted above by Charlie is actually made by Freud.

here is another good blade:

oshlun 50 tooth blade
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012YH4R0/ref=s9_simi_gw_s0_p60_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=0VKP6WBXPH6Y2EE5EX94&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=51471022&pf_rd_i=507846

and another at even a better price:

oshlun 40 tooth blade
http://www.amazon.com/Oshlun-SBW-100040-10-Inch-General-Purpose/dp/B0012YIL7W/ref=pd_sim_hi_4

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#9 posted 1541 days ago

There aren’t a ton of great choices in that price range, but there are a few….another $10 adds a few more. You didn’t mention what saw have, or whether or not you prefer full or thin kerf, but here’s a few choices that are all good blades at good prices.

Thin kerf:
Freud Avanti TK306 – $20 at Rockler (hot deal)

CMT P10050 – $40 from Lowes

Freud Diablo D1040 – $30 from HD

DeWalt DW7140PT – $40 at some Lowes, $27 from CPO (plus s/h)

Ridgid R1050C – $40 from HD

Full kerf:
Delta 35-7657 – $18 (plus $10 s/h) from Cripe Distribution (excellent deal on what was the DW7657)

Oshlun SBW100040 – $22.50 (plus $3 s/h) from Holbren with “SMC10” discount code

Oshlun SBW100050 – $25.20 (plus $3 s/h) from Holbren

p.s. Don’t bother with the non-Freud Chinese knockoffs at HD under the new “Avanti” and “Avanti Pro” line….its crap disguised as a former Freud line. Even if they were quality blades, they don’t deserve our money for this charade. There are other quality choices that are legitimate.

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#10 posted 1541 days ago

TY all for the tips & suggestions!

knotscott- I have an entry level Craftsman TS that, iirc, was about $99 on sale. I think I do well despite the saw, not necessarily because of it :p I expect to upgrade the saw over the next year, at which point I will also make a better blade investment. But in the meantime I just want to get something a little bit better on there.

-- John

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knotscott

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#11 posted 1541 days ago

John – Your saw will thank you for a good thin kerf blade…. it’s tough to beat the Freud Avanti TK306 or the Freud Diablo at those prices….they’re essentially the same blade.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Radu

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#12 posted 1541 days ago

This might be a little off the subject but has anybody used the “final cut blade” Any thoughts?
http://www.finalcutblade.com/

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knotscott

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#13 posted 1541 days ago

Previous discussion on the Final Cut

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