|Forum topic by BostonLight||posted 03-18-2012 04:06 AM||1986 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-18-2012 04:06 AM
I am seeking some guidance on a new table saw blade and considering the new Ridge Ultra TS2000 and the Infinity General. I was also considering the Freud Fusion and Forest WWII but was thinking a Hi-ATB blade would be a better fit for my immediate needs. This purchase is part of a TS tune-up – upgrading a vintage Craftsman 3HP table saw with a new blade, fence, and safety gear.
My immediate need is to rip trim stock for restoration of vintage homes and would like a super clean cut with no extra finishing needed. A good portion of this finish work goes up with a natural finish so there is need to avoid burning. Typical stock is true 3/4 to 1” thickness that is 5-8” width by up to 12’ length. Typical woods are fir, hard yellow pine, and oak with some cherry, mahogany, and cedar. Some of this wood is reclaimed 50-100+ year boards so that stock is bit dryer and more dense. The main focus of restoration is interior and exterior finish work – door and window trim, wainscoting and baseboards, etc.
For cross cuts I am using a newer Dewalt miter saw with a new Freud Industrial Ultimate Cut-off 12×92T blade. This blade has been a bit dissapointing with some tearout. Sacrificial blocking solves the problem. A better throat plate may help. So, I may consider replacing this blade sooner rather than later.
Any suggestions for a new TS blade and miter saw enhancements are welcomed. Thanks.