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SweetTea

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05-27-2018 10:55 AM

I just bought a brand new Dewalt 10” miter saw to replace my older, aging Dewalt DW708 12” unit. I also bought the Fast Cap bench mount miter saw setup and finally got it all set up and working good. Now I am looking for suggestions on blades (# of teeth and specific makes & models) for the 10” Dewalt miter saw. I will be using this setup to almost exclusively cut hardwoods such as maple and oak for face frames, and doors. Would I be better off buying a 60 tooth blade rather than an 80 tooth (or higher) for my miter saw since it will be cutting almost exclusively maple and oak? Would an 80 tooth blade not burn the wood? I need these cuts to be accurate and clean. I have already ordered a zero clearance insert. Any suggestions on this would be very nice.


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Blindhog

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#1 posted 05-27-2018 12:42 PM

Can’t go wrong with Forrest ChopMaster/MiterMaster blades. Choose the one that suits your needs. I use Forrest on all my saws and have always been very pleased with their performance.

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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#2 posted 05-27-2018 01:19 PM

Here’s all the info you could ever want about saw blades.

http://lumberjocks.com/knotscott/blog/12395

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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SweetTea

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#3 posted 05-27-2018 03:08 PM

I couldn’t read the entire thread that was linked above. I read a lot of it but I didn’t read anything about the optimal type of blade for crosscutting hardwoods in a miter saw. I suppose that the 80 tooth Freud or similar will make a cleaner cut when used in a miter saw. I need my cuts to be precise and clean with as little tearout as possible.

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JRsgarage

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#4 posted 05-27-2018 03:25 PM

I’ve been using the Diablo 90 tooth and its held up well and cuts clean… reasonably priced. Clamping them well really helps me get decent cuts off my mitre

-- Two is One, One is None

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Bill White

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#5 posted 05-27-2018 03:27 PM

I use the 80 tooth Freud TK. No probs, no sweat.

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#6 posted 05-27-2018 04:02 PM



I couldn’t read the entire thread that was linked above. I read a lot of it but I didn’t read anything about the optimal type of blade for crosscutting hardwoods in a miter saw. I suppose that the 80 tooth Freud or similar will make a cleaner cut when used in a miter saw. I need my cuts to be precise and clean with as little tearout as possible.

- SweetTea

Considering the span of a 12” blade (vs 10”), look for the stability of a good quality fuller kerf blade vs thin kerf. Number of teeth will have an impact on the amount of tearout, but not so much the precision of the cut. 60T to 90T should be fine….more teeth = cleaner cut but with more heat and resistance. I like Infinity, Ridge Carbide, Forrest, Freud Industrial, CMT Industrial, Amana Tool, etc.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#7 posted 05-27-2018 04:02 PM

I use both the 80 and 90 tooth Diablo blades in my table saw and they both do excellent there. They should do well in a miter saw. ( I have no idea WHY I have both blades, I can’t really tell the difference with normal use ).

-- MEL, Kansas

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#8 posted 05-27-2018 04:38 PM

Here’s a list

http://lumberjocks.com/knotscott/blog/36699

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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SweetTea

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#9 posted 05-28-2018 03:06 PM

It’s weird, my brand new 10” Dewalt miter saw with a high quality Freud (not Diablo) blade doesn’t cut nearly as smoothly as my 12” Dewalt with a cheaper 80t Diablo. Is that normal? I was told a 10” miter saw will cut better than a 12” due to having a faster blade rotation speed and more torque. It certainly doesn’t feel that way.

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Bill White

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#10 posted 05-28-2018 03:16 PM

Explain the cut please.

-- bill@magraphics.us

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