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Forum topic by WooDR67 posted 02-03-2012 02:43 AM 2898 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2012 02:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: saw blades question dewalt table saw cross cut

While I’m waiting on my new rip fence.to arrive,I decided to return some stuff to Lowest and purchase my first new blade for my new ( to me) table saw , a Ridgid R5412 . I didn’t have a lot to spend so I went with the Dewalt Precision trim 40t blade. Picked it up for $39.95. I can’t believe what an improvement it is over the stock blade. I was beginning to think my TS was supposed to sound like a shreiking banshee but when I installed this blade and ran some 2” treated pine through it It was almost like I wasn’t cutting anything. Does anyone have experience with these blades? Is it a decent blade or is it just that its new. Any suggestions on blades in that price range? Can the stock blade be sharpened or is it not worth it?

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 03:45 AM

I’ve used a couple of blades from the DW Precision Trim series and thought they were great value blades, plus are made in the USA. These are the ones with the full yellow coating, not those with the yellow band around the edge, which are the DW Construction grade blades, which I don’t recommend for fine woodworking or furniture building. I think you did well for $40.

Other good choices in that price range are the Freud Diablo D1040 or D1050, Freud LU86R010 and LU83R010, CMT Orange 214.040.10, CMT ITK Plus P10050, Onsrud COM-10-098-50.

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 04:35 AM

I have used these DeWalt blades and still prefer the Freud Diablo blades as They last longer for me and I never have a cut quality issue. Even their 24 tooth rip blade will do crosscuts and cut 1/8” ply with minimal tearout using a zero clearance insert. On the other hand I love the ultra thin kerf DeWalt 71/4” blades for both the circular saw and the tablesaw when I need a very narrow kerf.

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 05:35 AM

I would have grabbed a Diablo if they had them at the Lowes but I took a gamble and grabbed the DeWalt blade. Any advice on having the Ridgid blade sharpened? Thanks for the responses guys.

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 06:35 AM

I wouldn’t bother having the stock blade sharpened….it’ll still have soft carbide, sketchy steel, and questionable tensioning. For about the same price as sharpening, you can buy a 50T German made Onsrud blade on Ebay ($21 shipped).

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 05:33 PM

Look up Onsrud Blades on Google/eBay. I bought a glue line rip and a 50 tooth combo (10”) for $65.00 and free delivery. These are excellent blades.
I also have Freuds that have been very good blades.
Bill

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 07:48 PM

Great, thanks for all the tips. I’ll check out the onsrund blades. Any economical tips for 6.25” joiner blades?

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 08:13 PM

I have used a saw that had a yellow rim blade on it. It was a 12 inch Dewalt miter saw. It cut like it had a cheap blade on it. It splintered and wasn’t as accurate as you really want but I didn’t own the saw, the blade or the wood so It was okay I suppose. I wouldn’t recommend those for anything other than rough work as Scott suggested. I have used the Diablo 50 tooth and I liked it. I was able to buy it for $40 also. I would think they are competitive.

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#8 posted 02-03-2012 08:25 PM

Grandpa, the blade I bought was solid yellow still Dewalt but from a differnt line, thanks for the info though, I was VERY tempted to buy one of their combo packs with the blades you discussed. Knott I’ve noticed you are on just about every wood workers forum I have come across, how have your Osrund blades been holding up and under what conditions have you used them?

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 09:41 PM

Back to my post about the Onsrud blades…..
Have not tried the glue line ripper yet, but put the combo on the TS and cut a piece of pine just for giggles.
Crosscut was glass smooth with absolutely no tear out. That was a $35.00 blade, and has beat out any other that I’ve used.
Next comes the rip blade for a glue up. I’ll let ya know.
Based on the results of the combo blade, I wish I needed a bunch of blades. At this price, they almost disposable.
Bill

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