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Forum topic by handystanley posted 09-17-2010 09:22 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2010 09:22 PM

Last weekend I purchased my first tablesaw – a Ridgid r4510. I know that the stock blade is there just to allow me to get up and running. What I would like to know is what set of blades should I look at purchasing and possible brands.

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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#1 posted 09-17-2010 09:34 PM

f you don’t mind spending $100 or so, the Forrest Woodworker II is a great general purpose blade that works well for both rips and crosscuts. It pretty much stays on my saw at all times unless I’m using my dado blade.

Some of the Freud blades are supposed to be pretty good, and cheaper than the Forrest. Our resident blade expert is Knotscott. With any luck, he’ll see this topic and give you some recommendations.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 09-17-2010 09:34 PM

Check out the Freud Premier Fusion. It is a great all around blade. It is not cheap, but neither is buying multiple single purpose blades.


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#3 posted 09-17-2010 09:46 PM

It all depends on your budget and what you specifically are looking for. I personally run the Freud Diablo D1040X 40T General Purpose, Freud Diablo D1080X finishing blades, and Oshlun SDS-0630 dado stack.

Something you don’t want to neglect is keeping your blade clean. Rockler has a nice cleaning kit, with a soaking tub big enough for 12” blades, brass brush, a soaking cup for router bits, and a quart of blade cleaner concentrate which you will need to dilute with 3 quarts water (makes 1 gallon). I got mine on sale for under $20.00 a while back. It works great!

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 10:04 PM

I wrote a blog on picking saw blades a while back that has some tips for you.

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#5 posted 09-18-2010 03:56 AM

I’ll second the Freud DIABLO blades, I have learned though that if you’re going to rip a fair amount of BF take the time and mount a 24 thooth, because even though you might have a combination blade in the saw, the proper blade can make a huge difference

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#6 posted 09-18-2010 04:33 AM

Greetings Stan,

I second the WWII blades, like Charlie mentioned….I have 3, 2 reg. kurf, and one thin kurf…they are great.

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