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TurnTurnTurn

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877 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question tablesaw radial arm saw circular saw milling

I have 2 Irwin circular saw blades #15270 and 15370. I want to use them on my table saw and radial arm saw. According to the Irwin web site http://www.irwin.com/ the only difference that I see in the table saw and circular saw blades is the hook angle. Any thoughts on whether or not it would be safe to use these blades on my table or RA Saws?

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#1 posted 877 days ago

People who have problems with radial arm saws shooting out on them do so because they use blades with positive rake to the tooth profile. A negative rake is much safer for a radial arm saw. If you are not using your radial arm saw for framing and construction work, I would reccomend using eight inch blades. It makes it a much better and smoother saw for fine cabinet work.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 875 days ago

I have had experience with this issue on an older Craftsman radial arm saw. A positive hook angle on a radial arm saw is dangerous as they tend to pick the stock up from the table with obvious results on a radial arm saw. Strongly recommend that you avoid using blades with a positive hook angle on a radial arm saw. This issue gets progressively worse when using the blade.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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