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Forum topic by knotscott posted 1165 days ago 1569 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the years I’ve posted many times preaching against buying cheap blades because they’re usually false economy in the long run, and often don’t perform very well for very long. Every once in a while an opportunity rolls along to buy a very good saw blade at a very good price, and now’s one of those times! Onsrud currently has several blades listed for auction on Ebay that include free s/h….since many folks don’t recognize the name “Onsrud”, they aren’t drawing a lot of bids, meaning that many are being sold uncontested for the initial listing price, which includes shipping. AFAIK, the blades are made in Germany by Leitz, who now owns Onsrud. Leitz is the same company who made the former Delta Industrial blades, the former Irwin Woodworker series, Leitz Pro, H.O. Schumacher and Sohns, and several others. These are $60 to $100+ industrial grade blades, often going for 50%-75% off MRSP.. They feature large C-4 carbide tips, laser cut high quality steel bodies, and are precision machined. There’s also a fairly good selection at the moment. For the record, I have no association with this company or this Ebay listing….just wanted to pass along the info (which will likely prompt some competition for the blades, so move fast!) Onsrud blades on Ebay.

I recently purchased their 42T full kerf ATB blade for $15 shipped, which is less than the cost of having a blade sharpened.

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#1 posted 1165 days ago

I’ll check them out.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 1165 days ago

Always looking for a good price on a good product, especially for “expendibles”.

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 1164 days ago

thanks for the heads-up! I’ll try to nab one myself.

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#4 posted 1164 days ago

Thanks for the heads up, Scott.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 1164 days ago

Thanks for the info, I’ll take a look.

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#6 posted 1161 days ago

Thanks for the heads up, Scott. I put a bid in on some of the available ones. Onsrud is a good industrial name, so I would expect the quality to be very good.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#7 posted 971 days ago

Bringing this back from the dead. I won auctions on 3 blades from them, Thin kerf 50 tooth combo and 60 tooth crosscut blades as well as the 8 inch 12t dado blade. total, 74.50 shipped

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