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Forum topic by gdiddy13 posted 09-19-2017 06:13 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gdiddy13

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09-19-2017 06:13 PM

Wondering what the opinions are on a table saw blade- teeth, brand, etc.

I use mine to cut hardwoods 90% of the time. Ripping mostly, and made a crosscut sled, so now some crosscuts.

Majority of the time I’m making cuts for cutting boards as I make and sell them. So I would like as smooth a cut I can get while being able to handle the rip cuts for milling down pieces.

So what are your suggestions?


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jonah

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#1 posted 09-19-2017 06:53 PM

Waiting for knotscott to pop in and give everyone the straight dope.

I got a Delta 35-7657 on his recommendation (for $30 shipped) and it’s been a fantastic value for the money.

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ArtMann

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#2 posted 09-19-2017 06:55 PM

Every “combination” blade you buy is going to be a compromise, no matter how much it cost. I use one (Freud Premium Fusion) a majority of the time convenience sake. If the crosscut has to be very smooth and with no splintering, I will put on one of my crosscut blades, depending on the material. If I am ripping lots of construction lumber, I will put on an aggressive rip blade for the enhanced performance. If I am ripping edges that are going to be glued up directly, I will use a glue line rip blade.

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Rick_M

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#3 posted 09-19-2017 07:04 PM

All the US made blades have a good reputation. The Italian blades used to be great but I’ve had issues with Freud. Taiwan makes some nice blades.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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buckbuster31

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#4 posted 09-19-2017 07:07 PM

I like my woodworker 2 30 tooth

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 09-19-2017 07:39 PM

I use an Amana finish blade. Works great for me.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Madmark2

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#6 posted 09-19-2017 07:48 PM

Freud LU83R010 50T combo works for me. $60 and gives glue line & polished cuts on jatoba.

M

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