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Forum topic by Havasumatt posted 12-18-2011 07:29 AM 2181 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2011 07:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: blades scms sliding miter saw

Anyone let me know what a good blade for my craftsman 12” scms besides a Forrest. Looked at Freud but I don’t want a thin kerf. Don’t realty want to spend 130 for the Forrest. I’m startin to do alot of facing work and trim. I know you guys have gone rounds on this subject probably but any feedback would be appreciated. Lookin for a nice finish cut, around the 72 to 80 teeth with negative hook.

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 07:57 AM

Freud 96, costs some but, I used mine for 3 years doing finishing, trim and cabinet installs, and it still gives a glass surface on crosscuts. Neg hook means, pull out, drop saw then push.

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 08:30 AM


Go to and take a look. I’ve bought 4 blades, uncontested. They ship free and I have gotten them within 2 days of buying them. Onsrud was bought out by a German company, and they’ve been selling off stock for a couple months. They are as good as any blade I’ve ever used. You can pick up a 12” .126” kerf 80 tooth with -6* hook for $24.50 shipped and in your hands. Best buy I have found in a long time. Take a look at the site. You’ll find something. I just got a non-ferrous 8” with 64 teeth because it cuts a FLAT bottom kerf, used it on sapele tonight and it cut like a knife through butter. Check it out, everyone.

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 03:00 PM

Those Onsrud blades that Steve mentioned are an awesome deal. German precision at Chinese prices! Not sure that they’re quite to the level of a Forrest, but they’re darn good, and usually darn cheap.

“12 80T

“12 96T

For something that truly rivals Forrest but costs a bit less, the Infinity 012-190 is ~ $100….check current discount codes.

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 04:23 PM

hey thanks guys! well of course, gave in aand got the forrest. should be in today i hope. makin a gun cabinet and on hold for not wanting to tear up trim edges with the stock crftsman blade.

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 04:48 PM


Not sure why thin kerf would be an issue if you get a clean cut and waste less wood doing so? I have a 12” Craftsman slider and the blade that came with it was pretty crappy.

I was walking through HD the other day and they had a 2 pack of Avanti Pro 12 in. x 80 Tooth Fine-Finish Circular Saw Blades. The regular price is about $45 each but, got two blades for that price.

This blade gives a much improved cut over the one that came with my MS. Not sure the stock blade would even make a decent wall clock. HA!

Good luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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