Dewalt chop saw blade question

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I was given 3 Dewalt chop saw blades(2,80tooth and one 40 tooth general purpose) 1blade is in poor condition and the other 2 are in decent condition.My question is…. are thees blades worth the price of re sharpening? It seems to me there is vary little carbide on thees blades to begin with that it my just be a throw away.I don’t see any missing teeth or chips out any of the teeth but I know they are dull. They were used to install kitchen cabinets in a commercial application.

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 03:35 PM

Look at the Onsrud blades on eBay. Excellent blades at a REAL bargain, and free shipping.


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#2 posted 02-18-2012 04:00 PM

A resharpen on an 80 tooth blade here would cost about €15. I could buy a new cheapie throwaway blade for that without having the hassle of taking the blade in for sharpening and waiting two weeks for it to come back.

The genuine Dewalt blades are good though when sharp -

Without seeing the blades its hard to know whether a resharpen is worth it. Does someone from the sharpening company collect blades from you? You should ask their advice, or if you leave them in to be collected, ask them to give you a call before doing anything with them and get their opinion.

There are two companies here that sharpen blades, if there’s less than a mm of carbide on the teeth they won’t touch them, or if it’s borderline, they’ll sharpen and let you know the blade is nearing the end of its life.

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 05:43 PM

Bill White I have plenty of blades it’s just I was given thees blades free and I know they need sharping.renners I am not sure our blades over here are the same. I have found generally that your products are superior to ours in so cases.There is just so little carbide on thees blades.I will check with our local sharppening CO. thanks chipy

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 06:02 PM

It really depends on which series of DeWalt blades they’re from. DW has a low end “construction” grade (aka disposable, tiny carbide)....most have a yellow ring around the edge…not great blades IMO, not worth sharpening….by your description, it sounds like this is what you have. They also had the old series 40 and series 60 blades that were made in the UK that were excellent and are definitely worth sharpening….still some NOS around, but these have largely morphed into the current Delta Industrial line. DW also currently has a yellow coated “Precision Trim” thin kerf series made in the USA that are also pretty good (roughly comparable to the Freud Diablo series).

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 06:12 PM

I was also given a used DeWalt blade…had it sharpened at the Woodworking show for $10…I’ll use it for rough cutting only and toss it when it dulls again. Not much carbide to start with and even less now. I bought two of the 80 tooth dewalt blades in one package from TooliDay for $30 , so take it from there : )

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 06:35 PM

the key to a good miter saw blade is not to buy a thin kerf…the blade will flex an ur cut will not b straight


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#7 posted 02-18-2012 06:48 PM

knotscot yes I think the blades are in the construction series I think the blades that I was given are throw always.

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