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06-04-2010 05:42 PM

I have a bunch of red oak to cut and am looking for a nice croass cut blade. I am using a freud 10 rip 24t LU87R010 for ripping but need a recommendation for a crosscut.
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#1 posted 06-04-2010 06:07 PM

I know there are a lot of folks that review blades but I find most blades do fine I cut 4X8s all the time with a dewalt 60 tooth blade I have never had and issue with a blade unless it’s dull or has less than 40 teeth.

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 06:16 PM

I’d try an Infinity 010-060, Freud LU88R010, Freud LU74R010, CMT 206.060.10, CMT P10080, Ridgid Titanium R1060C, DeWalt DW3215PT, or Freud Diablo D1060. All of those blades would make an excellent compliment to your 24T blade.

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 06:27 PM

If in doubt listen to Knotscotts recommendations he’s on top of saw blades situation.

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 11:41 PM

Forrest Woodworker II. Does EVERYTHING as good as any crosscut or rip blade. You’ll never regret getting one.

http://www.forrestsawbladesonline.com/product_29_WOODWORKER_II_Saw_Blade_1_8_THICK_KERF.html

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#5 posted 06-06-2010 01:16 AM

Turbine Tester said: “Forrest Woodworker II. Does EVERYTHING as good as any crosscut or rip blade.”

Sorry TT, but I just can’t agree with that statement. Forrest doesn’t agree with that statement either, nor do Infinity, Freud, CMT, Systimatic, Amana, Tenryu, DeWalt, or any of the other makers of premium general purpose blades. Take a blade with similar precision as the WWII, add twice as many teeth, a steeper bevel grind, shallower hook angle, and the laws of physics simply dictate a cleaner cut….or take away half the teeth on the WWII, flat top the grind, and it’ll unquestionably cut thicker material with less heat and great efficiency. The WWII is a good all around blade and may be “good nuff” for most applications, but it won’t hang with the better fine crosscut or bulk rip blades in their respective areas of “expertise”.

Now, if you were to pit the WWII against some of the less reputable crosscut and rip blades, then I might be inclined to agree with you.

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 01:56 AM

My preference for cross cutting is the Freud LU85. And I have two WWII’s. :-)

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#7 posted 06-07-2010 04:18 PM

I humbly withdraw my recommendation. It was foolish of me to make such an absolute statement in the first place, especially in the prescence of all the expertise. i should have qualified my statement with “In my experience…” And i see that i actually linked to the 30T version, when i meant to link the 40T version. My apologies.

knotscott, you obviously have much better knowledge of this subject than i do! :) I will say that in my experience, the WWII has done very well for my requirements, which, i’ll readily admit, are most likely not as exacting or demanding as many others. I based my recommendation on my experience in upgrading from a junk Tradesman Blade (stock on my first contractor saw) to the WWII and it was like night and day. I also based what i said on the recommendation of the Wood Whisperer, who uses the WWII as the only blade in his shop, if i recall correctly. And he cuts everything from plywood to figured wood. I just think that for the price of the WWII you can get a great blade that at the very least is “good nuff” for lots of tasks if not excellent, without having to purchase more blades. If i was ripping or crosscutting MANY bf of stock, i would probably entertain getting a high quality dedicated blade for the task.

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