|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 441 days ago||1346 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
441 days ago
My Onsrud blades need sharpening already. I need to get a couple of table saw blades. I’m noticing more mention of the blade stabilizers for the thin kerf blades. Do you use them?
I’m looking at Freud P410 and Forrest WWII 40 tooth. The Forrest “suggests” the use of stabilizers. If I go that route, the blade and stabilizers will cost me about $135. The Freud doesn’t suggest them. Hmmmm….
It’s like I can get the Freud P410 AND the Freud LU87R010 24 tooth ripping blade for less than it would cost to get the Forrest blade even if I don’t buy the stabilizers.
Now that I have a decent band saw (Delta 28-203, 1hp) I don’t see myself ripping anything more than about 3/4 on the table saw. I might rip as thick as 6/4 but really have no plans to do that. Just sayin’ it might happen. Then again…. bandsaw….
ANYWAYS… I’m thinking the P410 as the daily driver on the table saw. I am getting to where I mostly cut plywood panels and 3/4” hardwoods (crosscut and rip). If I ONLY get the P410, I’ve saved enough to send the Onsrud blades out for sharpening (Ridge Carbide?).
I would LOVE some help getting my brain around how I should be thinking in terms of blades. I know I want a couple more for the band saw (I have a 1/4” 6TPI right now and that’s it), But I have to be a little careful on budget. I still need to get more maple to finish this darn kitchen, some kind of mobile base for the band saw, hemlock to build an enclosure for my smoker, so much stuff I need to do. So I don’t want to burn all the money on table saw blades.