|Forum topic by steffen707||posted 02-15-2012 04:56 AM||5165 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-15-2012 04:56 AM
First post! Woot.
But seriously, i’ve been lurking for weeks now and I bought a dewalt dws780 that i used to install a 14’ load bearing wall in my recent home renovation as well as install 225sf of 3/4 oak flooring.
The stock blade was decent for these tasks, but i’m about to install moulding and need a new blade. I’ve read reviews and knotscott’s blog about how to pick blades, but I was wondering if anybody has used a frued diablo D12100X yet. I couldn’t find any reviews on here or recommendations
They have them at the local home depot, and normally I would wait and buy the best (within reason) online, but I was hoping to get cracking on this trim work ASAP. Is this a good blade for low/no tearout with trim work, or should I really wait and get order a frued blade like the LU80/lu79 series?
A coworker of mine said to stay away from the frued thin kerf blades on the 12” CMS because the slightest bit of pressure left or right on the trim piece will make the blade “wander”.
This might be why their site says to always clamp the piece when using on a CMS. (http://www.diablotools.com/blades-12.html)
I noticed knotscott said “Full or thin kerf is really up to you. TK offers less strain on the motor, but is more prone to flexing….since crosscutting is easier on the saw than ripping, there’s really less incentive to use a TK for a CMS IMO.” in a previous thread and also that a CMS doesn’t like a hook angle of more than 10degrees, so i’m kinda thinking the fine finish diablo D1280X with normal kerf blade but hook angle of 15 probably isn’t going to be as good as the lu80 with kerf angle of 2 and 96 teeth instead of the 80 teeth of the d1280x.
Should I just wait and order a lu80 because its that much better than the diablo blades I can get at the local big box?
-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.