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Forum topic by DG1959 posted 12-29-2017 05:16 PM 390 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DG1959

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12-29-2017 05:16 PM

I scored on a very old but never used Oldham saw blade…. at Goodwill , LOL…. $2.99… Guess no one knew.


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 12-29-2017 05:29 PM

Is it one with carbide tips? A lot of the older ones were just plain steel. I got a batch of blades as part of a RAS purchase a while back and there were a few Oldhams in the stack – a couple obviously used, but one never used as well, and none were carbide:

Fortunately, I actually got paid to take the blades :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 12-30-2017 07:21 AM

if there not carbide id say don’t waste your time or wood on em!

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#3 posted 12-30-2017 04:16 PM

well, not carbide but thought it would be fine for jobs that I don’t want to use my good blades for…. I am a sucker when it comes to goodwill and garage sales… LOL

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#4 posted 12-30-2017 10:24 PM

Steel blades are inferior to carbide in only one aspect: they dull quickly. Otherwise, they can be a sharp (or sharper), give as clean a cut, and generally perform very well. Long ago, I had a Craftsman steel planer blade (hollow ground), and it lasted a long time before getting dull. After that, I resharpened it by hand when it needed it.

Not that I would buy anything but carbide now, but I wouldn’t toss a new-condition steel blade just because it’s not carbide. Use it until it gets dull.

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