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Forum topic by SpikeJ posted 02-28-2011 05:06 PM 1158 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2011 05:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw blade

I just ordered Grizzly G0715P hybrid saw and am waiting for it’s delivery. ( I live in Japan. )
Is there any recommendation of good blade for this saw?
I read through the manual and it says “Required body thickness is 0.063” – 0.079” ” and “Required kerf thickness is 0.094 – 0.118”.
It seems like that G0715P can not use regular thickness(non thin kerf) saw blade.
I have not decided my mind if I purchase general purpose blade or special blade (ripping or cross cut). I studied line up of Freud saw blades and found that many of their blades are not within this thickness requirement. ( I found LU86, LU79 and LU87 were within the spec. ).
G0715P is my first “real” table saw and I would like to give him a good blade, so if somebody
can recommend good blade, it would be great help for me.
Thanks for your help. ( I am Japanese and I apologize for my poor English. )


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#1 posted 02-28-2011 06:12 PM

Hi Spike – You should be able to use regular full kerf blades with that saw, but the thinner kerf blades are easier on the motor. As long as the blade kerf isn’t thinner than the width of the riving knife, all should be fine. The only Japanese blade that I’ve tried is an excellent Tenryu Gold Medal GM25540 40 tooth general purpose blade with a kerf width of 0.111”, which should work out very well if you choose to go with a general purpose blade. The Freud blades you listed are all solid performers within their classifications. I’d also look into blades from Infinity, Forrest, Ridge Carbide, and CMT as possible choices if they’re available to you.

As far as which type of blades to use, its really a matter of preference. There are good arguments in favor of both general purpose blades, and separate specific task blades. My blog about picking saw blades has more detail.

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 12:54 AM

Im partial to CMT so you might want to check those out.

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 03:14 PM

Hi Scott, Thanks for your advise. G0715P has 2hp motor. Do you think that 2hp motor is enough to
handle full kerf blade? My understanding is that TK is easier for the less powered motor, such as bench
top type table saw. G0715P is hybrid type and it is in between cabinet saw and contractor saw. If I have 3hp or
5hp type table saw, I am sure I will go with FK blade. I also need to consider what kind of wood I cut and in what
thickness. In Japan, 10 inch saw blade is not so popular, so I may import blade from US since you have many
choices there.

Hi artthruwood,
Thanks for your advise. I looked at CMT web site and found they have many variety of saw blades. I am sure that I will study them
since I have enough time before saw is coming to my shop.

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 03:55 PM

Yes…2hp is enough to spin a full kerf blade in most situations, but a TK will still be easier for the motor to spin….simply put, a 1/8” full kerf blade is 33% wider, takes 33% more material, and requires more power to cut than a 3/32” TK would. It’d be most noticeable in thicker ripping of dense woods, but may not be as noticeable in thinner material or crosscuts. Both kerf widths are acceptable, and both kerf widths have pros and cons….it’s really your choice.

The Tenryu Gold Medal blade that I mentioned has more of a mid-kerf (0.111”).

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