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Forum topic by curliejones posted 04-28-2017 02:22 PM 484 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2017 02:22 PM

I came across a DW3282 blade for sale at a good price and cannot find any info on it other than the package. That hints that the blade must have been discontinued quite some time ago since there’s none on the internet. I’d like to 1) know if anyone out there has used this particular blade and if there have been any safety concerns (flying carbide teeth?). The blade is a 24T carbide, 8-1/2”, package indicates a -5 degree hook (think sliding miter saw), with a 5/8” arbor. It is packaged as a DeWalt Industrial saw blade.

I have a 60T low hook fine finish blade for the good stuff and want a less expensive blade for when I am cutting a bunch of construction lumber, 2×4s and 2×6s to length on a 9” radial arm saw.

Any info is appreciated.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"


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#1 posted 04-28-2017 03:36 PM

I have not tried that blade, but have tried several of their industrial blades from their former series 40 and series 60 that were made in the UK….all very nice blades. These are much better blades than their series 20 construction grade blades. At 24 teeth it won’t crosscut particularly cleanly, but its well made, should rip well on the RAS, should hold up pretty well, and should be fine for construction lumber. At least it’s got a lot of carbide going for it.

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#2 posted 04-28-2017 09:57 PM

I decided to go ahead and “splurge” on this since it was inexpensive and will save time on the Freud 60T blade. After making my original post this morning, I found “made in the UK” on the package. I found an old (2003) article announcing DeWalt blade production in the UK and did not find any negative (recall) comments.
The woodworking community helps out so much but in my search for a couple of good sawblades, it is surprising how so many retailers/etailers either avoid the spec. on hook angle or mis-state it. Example, Freud / Diablo makes a D0840S and D8060S and some vendors include the footnote that the S indicates that the blade is recommended for sliding miter saws. A couple of vendors list the hook and at 7 degrees for the 60T and 15 for the 40T. That did not ring true for me and Freud’s customer service verified the hook angle at 7 degrees for both. I believe the confusion lies in that the 8-1/2” D8040X has a hook angle of 15 degrees. All too often, the vendor’s job is only to sell instead of provide.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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#3 posted 05-07-2017 01:19 AM

The cut is surprisingly smooth. Tearout is almost non-existent in 2×4 syp with no support in the 1/2” wide valley in the ras table from blade travel. There will be no ripping on the ras; the table saw is made for that, but this will work fine for cutting construction lumber to length.

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#4 posted 05-07-2017 11:43 AM

Thanks for the update. The hook angle, top grind, and kerf width are such critical performance parameters, I always wonder why more manufacturers don’t put all the pertinent specs right on the blade so there’s no question.

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