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Brett

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07-10-2012 09:25 PM

Can anyone recommend a good brand and model of a 10” table saw blade, preferably one sold at Home Depot or Lowes?

Also, can anyone recommend a good brand and model of a 7 1/4” circular saw blade, sold at the same places?

Thanks.

And thanks.

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DonnyD

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 09:28 PM

i realy like the freud diablo line sold at home depot, thay seem to last longer than others frued 24t and 80t 10in i think thay have 7.25 blade to

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 09:33 PM

Freud used to have the Avanti line (NOT the avanti line you see at HD these days which is crappy looking) – those wre NICE blades at 1/8” full width and cut as clean as can be… wish they still made those ,alas not so.

I have a freud diablo 40tooth 7 1/4” blade which is OK. not as nice as the full kerf one they used to make, and not as clean of a cut, but does quite all right.

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 09:42 PM

I have Freud blades in all of my saws….well , not the bandsaw of course : )
Price and cut quality haven’t been beat by others that I’ve tried to date.
Regarding “model” , you’ll have to decide what you want the blade to do …ie: crosscut or rip , or combination blades.

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 09:43 PM

Freud.

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knotscott

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 10:05 PM

HD sells the Freud Diablo line, which is a good value line. Lowes has the CMT ITK Plus series, and DeWalt Precision Trim, which are aslo good. I’m hearing rumor that Lowes will soon have the new Italian made Irwin “Marples” series soon.

I’d Avoid the new “Avanti/Avanti Pro” at HD…it’s a Chinese made knock that no longer has any association with Freud….I’d also avoid Skil, Irwin Marathon, Ryobi, Workforce, Oldham contractor series, and the DeWalt construction series.

What table saw do you have?

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Tim08

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#6 posted 07-10-2012 10:11 PM

Freud on both counts. sometimes they package two different size blades at a discounted price.

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RogerM

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 12:29 AM

Bite the bullet and buy a Forrest Woodworker II and stop searching by trial and error. These blades perform extremely well and stay sharp a long time.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 07-11-2012 02:55 AM

I’ll sell you my Forrest WWII…..waste of money…..a lot of money !

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 02:58 AM

Freud Diablo (the red ones) sold at Home Depot. Good blades, clean cuts, and stays sharp WAY longer than I would reasonably expect… I’ve got them in my table saw, circular saw, and miter saw. Makes a cheap saw work like a dream…

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MonteCristo

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#10 posted 07-12-2012 03:14 AM

I’m surprised to hear Dusty56 dump on the Forrest WWII. Like RogerM, I have found it to be a super blade. I will agree, however, that there are some much cheaper blades that cut pretty darn well. I wouldn`t use the WWII for general cutting where it`s slightly superior cut isn`t needed, but for a demanding cut in some valuable hardwood, I would take the WWII over anything HD sells.

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 07-12-2012 10:05 PM

Monte , the OP is looking for blades from HD or Lowes…..I have my reasons for dumping on WWII if you’re interested , and one of the main reasons is that I get a nicer cut from my Freud blades on my cabinet saw , than I did after wasting over $100 on the WWII …It is for sale if you’re interested : )

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MonteCristo

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#12 posted 07-13-2012 03:58 AM

Dusty56 I would contact Forrest re: that blade as there is no way it should give an inferior cut. I have at least a half dozen Forrest blades and 2 Dado King heads and all cut extremely well. There must be something wrong with that blade. I have Freud blades too and they cut well, a good blade for the money. But I would argue that Forrest is ranked very highly for a reasion . . .

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#13 posted 07-13-2012 04:05 AM

A good cut without having to take out a mortgage, Freud Diablo.

-- Tom D

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knotscott

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#14 posted 07-13-2012 10:37 AM

Brett did you find a blade yet?

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Brett

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#15 posted 07-21-2012 08:59 PM

Scott, I haven’t bought one yet—been out of town.

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