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Forum topic by zipmac22 posted 01-27-2016 03:10 PM 578 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zipmac22

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01-27-2016 03:10 PM

I’m going to buy a Bosch table saw, model #4100-09 and want to get a better blade than the stock blade that comes with the saw. What blade would you recommend that will give me a better quality cut for general use? For this saw would it be better to get a regular kerf or a thin kerf blade? Thanks for your suggestions.


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knotscott

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#1 posted 01-27-2016 03:26 PM

The best bang for the buck are arguably something like the Freud Diablo D1040x, D1050x, or the comparable Irwin Marples 40T or 50T (not to be confused with the Irwin Marathon)..$30-$40. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, I’m really fond of the 50T Infinity 010-150 Combomax Lite ….the Freud Industrial LU86 and L83 are also good all purpose blades < $70. All solid performers that are easy to get good all around results from.

As long as the splitter/riving knife is narrower than the blade, a 3/32” thin kerf blade should be fine, and will be easier on your saw’s motor. A 1/8” full kerf is a 33% wider than a TK, and takes more power to spin. Keep them clean, and they’ll stay sharp longer.

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conifur

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 03:28 PM

Your going to get many opinions, I am Freud person, I would get a thin kerf combo or there new style fussion all purpose, I think that is what they call it. It is suppose to be better overall the a combo blade.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#3 posted 01-28-2016 02:02 AM

I tried a fusion combo from freud and went back to the LU83 10” 50T. The fusion had rougher dado bottoms because of the fusion profile. The LU83 has a less aggressive ATB cut & the rip raker helps keep the dados flat.

M

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conifur

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 03:00 AM

MadMark, it aint a dado blade, and if you used it as such, clean it up with a chisel. You added nothing to the original question, he was not asking for the best blade to hog out like a dado blade. If so then you want a flat top toothed blade, which does no make a good combo blade. So what did you add to the original post that most dont already know?

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MadMark

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#5 posted 01-29-2016 01:39 AM

I cut 3/32” dados for small box lids. The LU83 cuts them flatter and tighter than those without a raker. These are rip dados.

Do you have a 3/32” chisel handy?

It is better to remain silent a thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt.

Smooth that with a chisel!

M

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conifur

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#6 posted 01-29-2016 02:42 AM

Mad Mark, you are trying to defend my remark to you, as I said, the poster asked about a saw blade for cutting on his Bosh saw above the standard blade, not a blade to use for making a dado, or rabbit joint.
This was the question, do you have an answer for the question as asked? What blade would you recommend that will give me a better quality cut for general use? For this saw would it be better to get a regular kerf or a thin kerf blade? Thanks for your suggestions.
So MadMark just answer the question as asked, not give your opinion on a blade for dado cutting!!!!
Or do you need better reading comprehension skills???!!!

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#7 posted 01-29-2016 02:55 AM

Cough…. Router plane and chisel…. Cough….

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MadMark

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#8 posted 01-29-2016 03:11 AM

What part of Freud LU83 10” 50T did you not understand?

M

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conifur

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#9 posted 01-29-2016 03:21 AM

I tried a fusion combo from freud and went back to the LU83 10” 50T. The fusion had rougher dado bottoms because of the fusion profile. The LU83 has a less aggressive ATB cut & the rip raker helps keep the dados flat.
That did not answer the posters question!!!!
Question was, What blade would you recommend that will give me a better quality cut for general use? For this saw would it be better to get a regular kerf or a thin kerf blade? Thanks for your suggestions.
Poster did not ask about the dado bottoms, maybe at age ten getting an “apprenticeship” from where I dont know, maybe uncle alligator hunter, you should have been in school getting reading comprehension skills.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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woodbutcherbynight

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#10 posted 01-29-2016 04:49 AM

Some advice when you do change your blade. Take a piece of tape and write the date on and put it somewhere on your saw. This way when it starts cutting bad you can see when you last had it sharpened or got a new one. Silly maybe but like I can remember or want to dig through a receipt box to find out. Any tape will do, my neighbor gives me rolls of this blue stuff so I use it all the time.

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conifur

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#11 posted 01-29-2016 05:15 AM

On my TS blades I use a Sharpy near the arbor, but time has nothing to do with it, it is usage.
Ya know, a 6 month on sharpening, with no use is still sharp, 6 months of cutting Brazilian Cherry was dull 5 months ago, so what is your great idea worth??
Get a note book, and realize when to clean a blade or have it sharpened.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#12 posted 01-29-2016 05:28 AM

This way when it starts cutting bad you can see when you last had it sharpened or got a new one.
- woodbutcherbynight

Get a note book, and realize when to clean a blade or have it sharpened.
- conifur

When it starts ‘cutting bad’, who cares when it was last changed or sharpened – it’s time to swap it out regardless. What exactly does writing it down accomplish?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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conifur

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#13 posted 01-29-2016 05:36 AM

MrUnix, a week ago I blasted you and we went back and forth, I apologize, but there are so many bad responses to a post, like some here. Just answer the question.
I dont have some of the knowledge you have but what I have is straight.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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Danpaddles

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#14 posted 01-29-2016 05:46 AM

Gotta agree. Some months, I need to change out the blade every 4-5 weeks. But this year- same blade is cutting fine.


This way when it starts cutting bad you can see when you last had it sharpened or got a new one.
- woodbutcherbynight

Get a note book, and realize when to clean a blade or have it sharpened.
- conifur

When it starts cutting bad , who cares when it was last changed or sharpened – it s time to swap it out regardless. What exactly does writing it down accomplish?

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


-- Dan V. in Indy

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#15 posted 01-29-2016 05:48 AM

MrUnix, a week ago ….
- conifer

Huh? I was asking a serious question… really, I was! What does writing it down accomplish? If it starts cutting bad, it doesn’t really matter (at least to me) when it was sharpened or replaced, does it? Just trying to wrap my head around the suggestion – be it in a notebook, near the arbor or on a piece of tape on the machine.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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