I need a new blade for Dewalt 12" miter non-sliding saw

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Forum topic by noone posted 03-14-2012 07:53 PM 896 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2012 07:53 PM

My miter saw currently has a 12” Dewalt 32 tooth blade on it that is tearing the crap out of the poplar I am trying to cut.

What’s a good replacement blade I can buy at Home Depot?

Freud Diablo 44, 60, or 80 teeth?

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 07:58 PM

You definitely should have more teeth. I would look for a blade designated as a mitre saw blade, different tooth angles that help prevent tearout.

-- - Martin

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 08:04 PM

I’m trying to figure out the minimum amount of teeth I need to prevent tearout. What do you guys use on your miter saws?

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 08:16 PM

60 plus or minus a bit. 80 is too slow for me.

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 08:43 PM

ok, i’ll get a 60.

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 09:12 PM

I use my Dewalt for a lot of trim work, and the 80 tooth works best for not chipping…especially small mouldings.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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