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11-29-2012 08:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: radial arm saw

I have a couple radial arm saws and I want to dedicate one to just miter cuts. I want a good blade for it, somewhere in the under $150 price range. I know a lot of good 10 inch blades, but 9 inch is harder to find. Forest has one but they want near $300 for it and that’s just nuts.

Any 9 inch RAS or CMS users out there have a suggestion?

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#1 posted 11-29-2012 09:04 PM

STUMPY Question why do you want a nine inch set instead of a ten inch just curious

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#2 posted 11-29-2012 09:06 PM

Home Depot has a Freud 8-8 1/2 Framing saw blade for $17.00. They also have a 40 tooth for $30.00

I’ve used their 7 1/4” blades on my table saw and they cut beautifully. The 7 1/4” blade have 1/16” saw kerf

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#3 posted 11-29-2012 09:35 PM

try checking sears.com or www.searspartsdirect.com/

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#4 posted 11-29-2012 10:18 PM

I would check with www.carbideprocessors.com Didn’t see any 9” blades. May have to go with 8-1/2”

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 10:24 PM

I got an Onsrud 8.5” negative rake blade off their eBay store for stupid-cheap money. It’s a quality blade.

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 10:33 PM

For my Dewalt MBF, I bought the Ridge Carbide RS1000, and couldn’t be happier. It has a very small positive hook (2 deg., if I recall) which seems to work fine, and cuts very smoothly. The backup I bought was the “Freud 8 1/2 LU91, and in all honesty at less than 1/2 the price of the Ridge, is the better deal. It has a -5 deg. hook, which is my preference with an RAS. The Ridge is good, but still costly. A last choice would be the Forrest WWII, which can be had with a Mr. Sawdust grind. This is a triple chip tooth, and I think the hook has been relaxed. The Dewalt forum folks swear by this one, but they rip on their RAS, and I don’t. So I picked the ones I mentioned. In any case, the Forrest blade is by request and I believe ti to be within your price range.

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#7 posted 11-29-2012 10:34 PM

Stumpy,
I also have a 9” DeWalt RAS and am interested in the outcome of your decision!!!

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#8 posted 11-30-2012 12:29 AM

Geo- Some of the 1040’s and 50’s Dewalts were made to take a 9 inch blade. I think a 10” would fit, but only if you left the blade cover off… which is super scary with a radial arm saw!

9” blades shouldn’t so this hard to find in good quality since several companies make compound miter saws that take 9” blades.

I am a little hesitant to go with a box store blade because this is for miter cuts and you really need a high quality blade to make them accurately every time. I do a lot of miter cuts and don’t want to think about it. I just want to trust that they will be clean and straight.

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#9 posted 11-30-2012 12:39 AM

Stumpy, I know that freud blades are really good…
However, heres a 9 inch one that is soley crosscutting, as it has 72 teeth!
http://www.amazon.com/Freud-LU85R009-Ultimate-Cut-Off-PermaShield/dp/B0000225UT/ref=pd_sim_hi_5
heres a combo one: http://www.amazon.com/Freud-LU88R009-Crosscutting-Ripping-PermaShield/dp/B00004T7PR/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1

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#10 posted 11-30-2012 02:17 AM

Stumpy:

The frued 7 1/4 -24 tooth blade on my table saw polishes the cuts as far as I can tell is perfectly straight. I’ve used a blade to cut 1000 – 5/16×1 1/2×9” strips of Sapele for some coloring book carriers for the toy workshop. The wood was almost polished. The cuts didn’t require any sanding.

On my saw I can cut 1 5/8 thick with the 7 1/4” blade.

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#11 posted 11-30-2012 05:02 AM

STUMPY understood. I have a craftsman 12” radial arm saw thats set up for miter slots also. I like it because i can see what i,am do,ing and i don,t have to change everything over on my table saw.It works great. I bought the better or more expensive hf miter set i was very impressed with it. But back to your dilemma why not just use the 8” sets. I know you will loose some depth but how often do you really go more than an inch deep????

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#12 posted 11-30-2012 05:25 AM

I’m liking the Freud thin kerf blades these days. Nice cuts.

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#13 posted 11-30-2012 05:44 AM

Forrest Woodworker, $119.00

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#14 posted 11-30-2012 05:45 AM

I second the freud thin kerf blades even though I have a 10 inch Marples crosscut blade on my RAS right now which cuts beautiful by the way.

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#15 posted 12-01-2012 01:13 AM

i know freud has some 9” combo blades kicking around in some stores

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