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Forum topic by nardir posted 01-09-2012 06:43 PM 903 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nardir

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01-09-2012 06:43 PM

I just ordered the grizzly G0715P hybrid saw, to use as a secondary saw in my shop and was wondering what people think of a blade choice for it. I am going with a WWII, but was wondering what you guys thought about going with either a thin kerf, or a regular kerf? It is a 2hp motor and I will being using 240v. I have always preferred using regular kerf blades, I just feel they are smoother, just not sure if this saw can handle them? Any input would be appreciated, especially from anyone who already has this saw and has any personal experience with this issue.

Thanks,

Tom

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knotscott

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 07:27 PM

That saw should spin full kerf just fine within reason. It should have no issue with 3/4” to 1” stock, but would be best to switch to fewer teeth if ripping thicker stock. It’s worth noting that a 1/8” full kerf blade is 33% wider than a comparable 3/32” thin kerf, and even though your saw should spin full kerf without much issue, it’ll definitely have an easier time spinning a thin kerf blade, which could in turn help your motor’s longevity.

Have given thought to any of the other excellent premium general purpose blades like the Infinity Super General, similar Freud Fusion, Ridge Carbide TS2000, or Tenryu Gold Medal GM25540? Forrest makes a new 48T version to compete better with the performance of the Super General and Fusion. They also make a 30T version of the WWII that’s much more efficient in thicker materials than the 40T, and would be easier on your saw if you decide to stick with full kerf.

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nardir

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 12:10 AM

Knotscott,

Thanks for the input. I have thought of and used many other premium blades and always end up back at my Forrest blades, not to say the others were bad, I guess I am just a bit of a loyalist to Forrest. And thanks for mentioning the 30t version I had totally forgotten about it, I actually already have one for my Uni, and never use it. I think I might go with the 40t full kerf for thinner stock, and when i get into the heavier stuff I can just switch over to the 30t.

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 12:36 AM

I just fired up my Grizz 0444Z with a new Onsrud combo full kerf that I just bought on the Bay. Look ‘em up. I paid about $35.00 with free shipping. The blade is VERY good. There’s a bunch of Onsruds for about 1/3 of original prices.
Bill

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