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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 11-26-2010 07:01 AM 958 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newbiewoodworker

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11-26-2010 07:01 AM

I might very well hit Lowes tommorrow too… Drill bits(might skip this, who knows), batteries(my mother liked the sale of 48AA for $6… what can I say..), and I noticed they have a sale on saw blades…

So my question: Are the Irwin 3 pack any good? Its a 60t and two 40t….

Here Friday Values

Its 3 Irwin blades, for $25… Good deal, or could I do better? Im not gunna waste the cash if I dont have to… but hey, I do have november allowance… lol..

I don’t nessecarily need them right now, but I figured if its a good deal, ill hang them in my new cabinet… or in my closet… lol.. for fear of rust…

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lilredweldingrod

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#1 posted 11-26-2010 11:54 AM

I like my Irwin clamps, but I’m a die hard fan of Freud Diablo blades. But $20.00 at worst you can use them on scrap wood to save you good ones. Might be good blades. At least they aren’t Harbor Freight.

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#2 posted 11-26-2010 03:14 PM

i picked up the bosch impact driver/drill set for 129…
still trying to convince the wife I need the dewalt planer…..

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#3 posted 11-26-2010 07:07 PM

The only decent Irwin blades I’ve encountered were the “Woodworking” series made in Germany by Leitz, but unfortunately were discontinued a couple of years ago. Some NOS might still be around…Woodcraft carried them. The Irwin Marathon, Sprint, and Classic blades are mediocre run of the mill blades IMHO….they’ll cut but are not well made, and not worth much unless you need a pack of disposable construction blades for non-critical tasks IMO.

If you need blades for furniture type work that offer good performance, I think you’re better off buying one decent blade than trying to get 3 junk blades for $25. Blades like the Freud Diablo, CMT ITK, DeWalt PT series, Oshlun, and Tenryu Rapid Cut series offer what I consider to be higher quality blades with better carbide (more of it too), better precision, and better edge life.

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newbiewoodworker

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#4 posted 11-26-2010 08:59 PM

Yea, maybe… Better than the Ridgid blade that came with my saw? I am still using it… still sharp too… but I figure one of these days its gunna start getting dull…

-- "Ah, So your not really a newbie, but a I betterbie."

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rtb

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#5 posted 11-27-2010 01:35 AM

I believe that the ad says 3 Irwin blades (10in) for $99.00 ans 3 dewalt blades (7 1/4 in) for $25.00. For $99. you can buy a very good general purpose 10 in blade.

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#6 posted 11-27-2010 01:40 AM

Nope, RTB, it is you who is mistaken. It says $20…

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