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Forum topic by Don Broussard posted 10-03-2017 02:08 AM 285 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Broussard

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10-03-2017 02:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I’ve seen lots of recommendations for 10” table saw blades but few, if any, for 12” blades. Any recommendations? The arbor looks like 5/8” but I’ll measure it tomorrow.

I have a Sears 12” Motorized Table Saw that I’m going to restore and put back in service.

Thanks in advance for the recommendations..

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!


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Loren

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#1 posted 10-03-2017 02:55 AM

You can buy a saw arbor bushing easily to
use 12” blades with the more common 1”
bore.

If you want to spend for quality, Forrest
is good. Freud blades are about half
the price and users seem happy with them
generally.

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 03:59 AM

Take your 10” recommendation replace 10 for 12

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 05:34 AM

I feel like blades for a table saw or miter saw are where some people get WAY too caught up in insignificant details. A planer is 99% of the time going to get a better finish than ANY table saw blade, and on some woods like cherry and maple, it’s so easy to get a burn mark when ripping that there’s no way to rely on the table saw for a sand-and-finish ready surface.

I buy cheap junk blades and use them for progressively more heinous cutting jobs, and then when they’re begging for mercy I sacrifice them for tasks like cutting hardiplank siding on my 10” miter saw.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 10:34 AM

It’s what Carloz said, the advice is the same whether it’s 10” or 12”. The difference being that 12” blades can sometimes be disproportionately more expensive.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 10-04-2017 01:32 AM

Thanks for the helpful comments. I’ll check into a 5/8” to 1” adapter and go with a decent blade.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 10-04-2017 03:26 AM

Don: I have a 12” Forrest WWII 30 tooth ripping blade, with a 5/8 arbor that I can no longer use. My 12’ table

saw died on me, and I have replaced it with a 10’ cabinet saw. It is next to new, less than 200 feet on it, still in its’

original box. ATB tooth configuration. I would like to see it go yo a good home. PM me, please.

Gratitude, Tim

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tacky68

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#7 posted 10-04-2017 03:29 AM

Can someone please explain to me why my post configure like that, when I do not type them as such.

Again Gratitude, Tim

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