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10-24-2016 10:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question blade

I got a bonus with todays CL find that I wasn’t expecting. Along with a bunch of other stuff, these blades were included:

  • 2 Oldham Plywood blades (slightly used but in great condition) one is marked #100-C-P
  • Oldham 44 tooth combo blade (steel) #100-C-C.T. – new
  • Craftsman 20 tooth carbide #720-32531 – new
  • Craftsman Kromedge Combo #9.32636 – used
  • Credo ‘Cuda 40 tooth combo ultra-thin carbide – new
  • Credo ‘Cuda 30 tooth combo ultra-thin carbide – new
  • Credo 30 tooth ultra-thin carbide – new

As far as I can tell, Credo was bought by Vermont American sometime back in the 80’s, but I’ve never heard of them. The blade that was on the saw was a pretty generic Craftsman that probably came on it originally and looks like it’s seen quite a bit of use, but the extras all appear to be brand new or very, very lightly used (the two plywood blades).

Anyone know anything about those blades or have any experience with one or more of them?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable


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knotscott

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 10:20 PM

Take some pics if you chance Brad….

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#2 posted 10-25-2016 12:27 AM

I own a Craftsman Khromedge 10”, 5/8” arbor, 100 toothed plywood blade for my cabinet saw that I’ve also used on an RAS since the 80s. I don’t use it but maybe 20-30 times a year bur It cuts super, no burning or tear-out. Really very useful and good for its intended purpose

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#3 posted 10-25-2016 01:53 AM

Here are the Credo blades… they appear to have never been used, but do have a little surface rust on them. Nothing major and should clean up nice. Pretty good shape actually considering they gotta be at least 30 years old.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 04:01 PM

I would use them …... when dull have a professional sharpen them

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 04:48 PM

I expect them to be loud and warp after any prolonged use. I guess they did not have laser cutting technology 30 years ago to make deeper relief cuts. I would use them untill they get dull. Probably not worth sending for sharpening. Could be good for cutting wood with ‘surprises’ such as hidden nails.

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#6 posted 10-25-2016 05:29 PM

I have a really old Credo (25+ years) blade that I use for cutting reclaimed lumber.
It’s coated with what looks like PTFE and only has 12 teeth.
Still works, not warped, and still sharp … never have hit a nail in my reclaiming efforts.
Good for rough cuts.

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#7 posted 10-26-2016 06:46 PM

Saw blade technology has skyrocketed in the past 30 years. I would not expect too much from those blades, but as long as you have them, use them for what they’re worth.

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#8 posted 10-26-2016 08:57 PM

Gullets look pretty small. Can’t hurt to try them, but I wouldn’t expect much by today’s standards.

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#9 posted 10-30-2016 08:21 PM

Thanks guys.. I didn’t think they were anything special, but free is free, so I’m not complaining :)

Here are the c-man blades:

And here are the Oldhams:

These were all included with a C-man RAS I bought through a local CL ad. In addition to the blades, they guy also threw in a c-man adjustable (wobble) dado blade, moulding head cutter, miter vice and a dado/moulding head guard for the RAS. All brand new and never used, and in their original case/box with all associated paperwork. Oh, also a couple of new 1/4” bandsaw blades (manufacturer unknown) that will fit my Delta.

And before anyone chimes up about the c-man RAS, don’t worry – I bought it because I wanted the base it was on – a steel Craftsman roll around that is much nicer than those flimsy splayed out legs like on my other one.

The new RAS didn’t run anyway, so instead of fixing it, I’m just going to ship the motor/carriage back for the $100 recall, and will put my older RAS on the new base. I will actually be making a few bucks in the process ($40), so I’m not really too concerned about the quality (or lack thereof) of the blades and will certainly use them until they are toast :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#10 posted 10-31-2016 09:21 AM

Those blades will all make excellent riving knife material or clock frames. ;-)

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#11 posted 11-01-2016 02:41 AM

Regarding the wobble dado blade, I was given one a number of years ago. If it is the same model, it is a scary looking device. However, I’m amazed at how well it cuts. Even a full width cut has an almost flat bottom (not quite). Just don’t expect too much refinement. I wouldn’t use it on a fine furniture project. But, it’s good for something more crude like lawn furniture.

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#12 posted 11-02-2016 07:43 PM



Those blades will all make excellent riving knife material or clock frames. ;-)

- knotscott


If I remember right the author of this post deeply despises riving knives.

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MrUnix

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#13 posted 11-02-2016 08:01 PM

If I remember right the author of this post deeply despises riving knives.
- Carloz

You must be remembering someone else.

As for the wobble blade, I’ve used them a few times over the years, and have never really been all that fond of them. They are good for some applications though, as mentioned. This one is a 7” carbide tipped thing and it can be adjusted without taking it out of the saw. I’ve never tried one in a RAS though, so that might be fun… and the appropriate blade guard came with it, so that’s a plus.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#14 posted 11-02-2016 11:10 PM

i agree with the others use em until dull or they dont perform then toss em.as for the steel blades i wouldnt even bother.

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