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Forum topic by John67 posted 03-16-2010 07:33 PM 932 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John67

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03-16-2010 07:33 PM

After doing some research and seeing this blade at the woodworkers show, I finally decided to buy the Ridge Carbide TS2000 saw blade. Well, I’m hoping it’s as good as they say. The company representative said for an average hobbyist, this saw blade will not need sharpening for about 3-5 years. That’s quite a statement, so time will tell.

Anyone else have this blade and what do you think about it?

John


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knotscott

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 08:01 PM

Great general purpose blade. It’s every bit the equal of the WWII and has noticeably thicker carbide. I can’t really comment on how long it’ll stay sharp, but the claim doesn’t seem outrageous to me. It’s made in the USA with precision manufacturing, available in full or thin kerf, excellent design, sharpened to 1200 grit…what’s not to like?!

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

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 08:07 PM

Like Grandma said, “Believe nothing you hear and half you see.”

Good luck with your tests. At the claimed rate, that could pay for the blade. I buy a blade for $65.00 and pay at least that amount sharpening it until it’s gone. I googled it and found it for $89.00.

Wow, free saw blades! Got to love that.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 08:29 PM

I bought it from them direct and paid $90 with free shipping. They send you a mailing label and said the sharpening charge is $20.00. I thought it was worth the try. I’ve always used average blades from Sears and thought that it was time to step it up a notch. I ended up doing a lot of sanding to clean up the saw marks on the wood. Hopefully this will take care of that problem.

Knotscott, during my researching process, I had read one of your earlier post on this blade. It was one of the main reasons I decided to buy this blade. Thanks for the info!!

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BreakingBoardom

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 09:09 PM

After using stock blades and cheapy blades, I recently got and installed a Freud LU88 Thin Kerf blade on my TS3650 Table Saw and it’s amazing. Even in plywood it made clean cuts. It’s amazing the difference a quality blade can make. I hope your purchase works out for you too.

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 10:07 PM

It a really workhorse with great results. If you have a good fence and set up properly you should be able to get good glue ups with it. I do most of my lamination straight off the TS that how good RC blade cut. Good luck and stay safe…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 12:51 AM

I received the new blade and used it for the first time today. I must say that I love this blade!!! It cuts like butter and would highly recommend the TS2000.

John

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