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Forum topic by bubinga posted 04-17-2011 02:08 PM 3022 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bubinga

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04-17-2011 02:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plywood tablesaw milling saw blade

I have found that my Triple chip blade in a table saw Does a great job on veneer faced plywood, Birch, Oak, etc. I originally bought this blade for cutting plastic. And have used it for cutting aluminum on the chop saw
Is there one batter for veneer faced plywood, which blade do you use for this?

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 04:33 PM

Hi EJ – A triple chip blade (TCG) does do a nice job with brittle materials like melamine, plastic, laminate flooring, prefinished flooring, teak, veneered plywoods, metals, and is also a very durable grind, so is an excellent choice for high volumes of those materials or for anything abrasive that tends to degrade edge life. Which TCG blade do you have?

My volumes are pretty low, so for plywoods I tend to use a 60T or 80T Hi-ATB (CMT 210.080.10, Infinity 010-080, Freud LU80, Forrest Duraline, etc), which is known to have the least amount of tearout on plywood, crosscuts in splintery hardwoods, melamine, and veneers, etc., but is also known to have the shortest edge life due to those sharp pointy tips that are more prone to abrasion than the chamfered corners of a triple chip grind. Those same features that make the Hi-ATB blades cut so cleanly are also their weakness….they’re great for most hobbyists but not a good choice for commercial environments and the higher volumes.

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#2 posted 04-17-2011 05:16 PM

The blade is a Delta 60 tooth tripled chip and flat top grind TCG&F

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#3 posted 04-18-2011 01:24 AM

Anybody else? What blade do you use for this?

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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