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05-01-2016 10:26 PM

I have a dado set I bought when I got my new table saw last year – I’ve yet to use them :(

I also bought 2 new saw blades when I bought the table saw – I’ve yet to install! 10” 50T, 10” 80T.

It’s been a year that I have my saw, and currently I still have the original blade – 10” 40 T.

It seems to cut fine for my needs, then again I don’t really know my needs LOL

Why?

The dado, looks like a real PITA to work with, I’ve read how to do it, but haven’t gotten the nerve up to try it yet. Also, I always ruin a lot of wood when I try something new :( and I’m not in the mood to lose wood at the moment.

The new blades are not top of the line, I really don’t think I’m ready for top of the line stuff anyway.

So my questions:

Do you change blades often or based on the project or cutting type/wood you’re doing/using.

Can blades be sharpened – is it even worth it if they can be? Who/what would do the sharpening?

Thanks as always in advance

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(


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#1 posted 05-01-2016 10:35 PM

Read through this blog….LJ member knotscott is known as the table saw guru http://lumberjocks.com/knotscott/blog/12395

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 05-01-2016 10:36 PM

When cutting becomes a chore, burning wood, binding, ect.
Yes they can be sharpened, are they carbide? What is a not top of the line blade to you? To me that is anything over $100 when I can by Freud 40-80$.
Where to sharpen, google it in your area in FL, I can come down and hold your hand on that. Jesse. Hardware stores that sell alot of tools usually have a place they send them out to on a weekly basis.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#3 posted 05-01-2016 10:47 PM

Thanks KDC – will do


Yes they can be sharpened, are they carbide?

Yes. all of them are

What is a not top of the line blade to you? To me that is anything over $100 when I can by Freud 40-80$.

Mine were about $30


Where to sharpen, google it in your area in FL,

LOL – there isn’t much of anything in my area – I usually have to travel for most things that others take for granted


I can come down and hold your hand on that. Jesse.

I may take you up on that – how much is it going to cost me ;)


Hardware stores that sell alot of tools usually have a place they send them out to on a weekly basis.

We don’t really have hardware stores – we’re mostly a home depot/lowes kinda place.

Neither of which are very helpful or knowledgeable.

Thanks Confur the advice

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#4 posted 05-01-2016 10:49 PM



Read through this blog….LJ member knotscott is known as the table saw guru http://lumberjocks.com/knotscott/blog/12395

- kdc68

I just realized I have that thread bookmarked and not gotten around to read it yet – it is one long book LOL

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#5 posted 05-01-2016 11:10 PM

I think Freud will sharpen there blades,PITA with shipping. I thought Rockler or/and WoodCraft did but I searched there sites and nothing came up.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#6 posted 05-01-2016 11:19 PM


Read through this blog….LJ member knotscott is known as the table saw guru http://lumberjocks.com/knotscott/blog/12395

- kdc68

I just realized I have that thread bookmarked and not gotten around to read it yet – it is one long book LOL

- jesinfla


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Well he may respond to your thread and post “excerpts” from his “book”....lol

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 05-01-2016 11:20 PM

Just a start
http://www.freudtools.com/index.php/sharpening

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#8 posted 05-01-2016 11:32 PM

Thanks guys – much appreciated!

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#9 posted 05-02-2016 12:25 AM

Call local print shops and ask who sharpens their cutter blades. Most sharpening companies aren’t overly specialized.

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#10 posted 05-02-2016 12:40 AM

If the 40T blade is the blade that came with the saw, I’d swap it out for the 50T immediately and would save the stock blade for junk cuts of suspicious wood. If the 40T was a decent aftermarket blade, like a Freud Diablo or Irwin Marples I’d clean it well before sending it out to be sharpened….keeping blades clean will help them perform better and last longer.

If there are no good sharpeners near you, you can send them out to be sharpened, but sending 1 blade is barely worth the shipping charge if its not a really good blade. Places like Dynamic Saw in Buffalo, Scott Whiting’s service in Glendale, AZ, Forrest or Ridge Carbide all do a great job. I would not bother sharpening a stock saw blade unless it was something special….most stock blades just aren’t worth it.

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#11 posted 05-02-2016 01:00 AM



If the 40T blade is the blade that came with the saw, I d swap it out for the 50T immediately and would save the stock blade for junk cuts of suspicious wood. If the 40T was a decent aftermarket blade, like a Freud Diablo or Irwin Marples I d clean it well before sending it out to be sharpened….keeping blades clean will help them perform better and last longer.

If there are no good sharpeners near you, you can send them out to be sharpened, but sending 1 blade is barely worth the shipping charge if its not a really good blade. Places like Dynamic Saw in Buffalo, Scott Whiting s service in Glendale, AZ, Forrest or Ridge Carbide all do a great job. I would not bother sharpening a stock saw blade unless it was something special….most stock blades just aren t worth it.

- knotscott

Sweet thx Knotscott for those names

The 50T is actually a Diablo – got it on sale

I’ll swap that out then tomorrow – give me something to do for a Monday LOL

Clean blades – gotta learn about that also :(

So much to learn, so little time LOL

Hmm, Print shops have cutter blades? Oh, for the paper products? Never would have thought of that! Thanks Rick

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#12 posted 05-02-2016 01:16 AM

My blade cleaning is for 10 ”, a 5 gallon plastic bucket top, a cup of warm water, and 4 Table spoons of Baking Soda, mixed in the water, lay the blade on the lid, pour over mix, you will have more then needed soak over night, scrub blade teeth area with a brass/bronze brush, rinse under hot water, wipe dry, and apply Johnsons paste wax to blade, let set for 5-10 minutes, polish with a old cotton T shirt.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#13 posted 05-02-2016 01:40 AM



Hmm, Print shops have cutter blades? Oh, for the paper products? Never would have thought of that! Thanks Rick

- jesinfla

They use hydraulic cutters and the blades have to be incredibly sharp. They will definitely use a good sharpening service.

If you want to try sharpening the cheaper blades yourself, Matthias Wandel and John Heisz both have youtube videos on how to do it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 05-02-2016 02:38 AM

Thanks for the cleaning solution confur!

Sweet thx Rick – I’ll take a look at those vids – much appreciated

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#15 posted 05-02-2016 03:12 AM



Thanks for the cleaning solution confur!

Sweet thx Rick – I ll take a look at those vids – much appreciated

- jesinfla

That mix works with router bits too.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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