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TopamaxSurvivor

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09-14-2011 01:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dewalt skil 7 14 circular saw carbide 24 tooth framing blade

Today I was in the Blue Box. I noticed Dewalt 24 tooth carbide blades priced at $9+. What looked to be the same thing in Skil was $5+. Is there any reason to chose one over the other? Dewalt worth nearly 2x?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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rsladdwoodworks

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 01:30 AM

not to me Dewalt has not been no my top list for years

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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David Grimes

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 01:42 AM

I’ve used / owned all three. The Dewalt (Black and Decker with a yellow paint job) has thin kerf (as does the Freud Diablo for the same price). The Skil is not, but on a circular saw, c,mon… the Skil is the pick.

An even better blade is the following. I use them, too and they do outlast the other carbide blades by a good bit. Yeah, I know… Crapsman… get over it !

http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10155_12602_00932112000P?keyword=7+1/4+saw+blade+24+tooth&prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=L3

Don’t know what Dyanite Carbide is ? Read this… and then buy that… http://www.multi-metals.com/dyanite.html

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Bill White

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 01:58 AM

Just my opinion….
Freud ROCKS. I use ‘em on all my saws. TS, RAS, MS.
Ain’t gettin’ into the Crapsman issue.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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bandit571

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 03:35 AM

Went to Menards last week, picked up the Irwin version for….....$3.95. It was a nice fit for my 60s era Craftsman Circ saw. I have a bunch of old rafters (Oak) to cut to a size I can use, at this price, I couldn’t care less if I hit a nail or two.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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fussy

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 04:03 AM

The Skil would be the choice. I take it this for a 7 1/4” circular saw.

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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PutnamEco

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 04:04 AM

$5 blades tend to loose teeth under less than ideal conditions, like say cutting a lot of plywood. 2ndly they don’t stay sharp for very long.

I have found that there are a few commonly available blades that hold up well. Freud Diablo Demo Demon blades(D0724DA). Tenryu either the Bulfrog (PT-18524p)coated for pressure treated lumber or the Amigo (PT-18524AM) and the Irwin Marathon (24035)

-- “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 04:47 AM

I’m in the market of a couple of baldes. One to make good clean cuts and another for firewooding pallets with my 7 1/4” saw. Sounds like I may be better off to go with a Freud and forget the $5 blades even for demo, eh?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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devann

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 06:22 AM

Careful there Topa. The cheaper Freud Diablo is my current 7 1/4” blade of choice these days. Around $10.00. It offers some of the best value around. But Freud has another Diablo, one that cost another $5.00. It has the coolest looking notches cut in the steel to hold the carbide tooth. They claim it is for remodeling and can hit a nail or two. WRONG, I purchased one of these blades thinking it would outlast the cheaper Diablo. First time I hit a nail, multiple teeth come flying off. Well I thought it was a fluke, the $10.00 Diablos had held up has well as the Irwin Marathons that we’ve been using since sometime in the 1980s. So I bought another $15.00 Diablo remodel blade, used it a couple days, hit another nail and again the teeth went a flying. No more. I’m staying with the cheaper Diablo or using the Marathon. I’ve noticed over the years that the Irwin Marathon can hit more nails and retain it’s teeth than better than most of the other blades. I still like the cheaper Freud Diablo the most, I like their coating that they use, it’s almost as slick as a Irwin Marathon with Sandaro dri coat carbide lubricant sprayed on it.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 07:15 AM

Thanks Darrell, I’ll see if the Orange Box has Irwin. I didn’t see any in the blue box. Or maybe Ace has some? Sees like that is about all that is close now that the lumber yards have all closed in the local area.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 08:45 AM

I know what you mean about laborers grabbing tools or running electrical systems ;-(( They, top management, decided to save a buck and have them do the temp power in the bus tunnel here a few years ago. Laborer decided to force a plug that didn’t fit. It was 480 and it killed a guy!! ;-(( So much for saving a buck. Hope they are happy now.

No burying any blades for me ;-) My old one was on a used saw when I bought it. It is beyond sharpening. Missing a few teeth.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 09-15-2011 08:21 PM

Where are these advertisements cr? I don’t remember them.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Grandpa

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 09:18 PM

I don’t have many problems losing teeth off blades. Maybe I cut better boards than these other guys. I buy cheap for my portable saw and better for my table saw. I do notice a difference in the quality of cut depending on the type, number and style of teeth but when comparing apples to apples I don’t really see any difference. Buy cheap. I get a bunch when I find a good sale. Maybe that is the reason I don’t see the problems the others are experiencing. I am using blades that were bought several years ago, Maybe they are all bad today…...

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David Grimes

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#13 posted 09-15-2011 09:25 PM

Topa, I’m telling you that the $7+ Craftsman Dyanite Carbide blades WILL outperform premium blades at a throwaway demo price.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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SCOTSMAN

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#14 posted 09-15-2011 09:26 PM

I just bought two very large blades for my new saw sixteen inches in diameter.It takes from ten inch all the way to sixteen inch. With the bigger blades you cant also use the scoring blade.I bought a high tooth count 96 tooth dewalt 16 or 400mm and a lower 48 tooth elu also dewalt with an older name anyway I will let you know when I try them out.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 09-16-2011 01:31 AM

cr, Guess I don’t watch enough TV ;-))

David, I now have a $7+ Craftsman blade to make my million dollar cuts ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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