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02-21-2013 04:47 AM

Anyone try these blades out? I think they ship with new Minimax equipment. Heard about them on another site.

What do you think of them?

I can’t find an online source to buy them but I’d like to try one out.

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 10:09 AM

I’ve never tried one (got outbid on Ebay), but I hear good things about them…..industrial blades made in Canada AFAIK.

http://www.royceayr.com/products/saw-blades

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 03:11 PM

I called Royce. For my 12” felder general purpose blade he quoted me a p/n 14120601U 60 tooth blade. With a discount and the holes drilled for the pins it would cost $155 + shipping.

He didn’t have a 10” 40 tooth blade. His closest was a 50 tooth.

I haven’t ordered anything yet. Not sure I will.

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#3 posted 02-21-2013 06:57 PM

They look like very good blades. This site has some of the best saw blades available. It shouldn’t be too difficult to drill the holes yourself if you have a drill press and means to accurately layout the hole location. I’ve done this before; no problem.
http://www.carbideprocessors.com/

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#4 posted 02-21-2013 09:29 PM

MR. Ron. Is there a specific blade you’re referring to?

The Tenyru I’m familiar with (GM-25540) is about $10 less on amazon than carbideprocessors. I like the blade a lot but thought you may have another blade in mind.

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#5 posted 02-21-2013 10:05 PM

The Tenryu Gold Medal is a proven winner….it’s in the same league as the Forrest WWII 40T and Ridge Carbide TS2000. These blades will rip a bit more efficiently, but if you want the very cleanest cutting blade for polished rips, tearout free crosscuts and plywood, I’d opt for the Infinity Super General, Freud Fusion, or Forrest WWII 48T. These are all great general purpose blades with different strengths and weaknesses….getting the best one for you really depends on your saw, what you cut, and what your cutting objectives are.

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 06:23 AM

Scott – You know more about blades than I’ll ever know.

I’m thinking I may want dedicated ripping and cross cut blades. What is the best value that gives glue-edge ready performance? I need 10” and 12” (Felder) blades. I would like a thin kerf blade for ripping.

Lately I’ve been cutting 2” thick walnut, leopard wood (very hard), and ash.

what do you recommend?

Thanks,

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 12:27 PM

Assuming you stick with good quality names, most of the better 24T FTG rippers are capable of a glue ready edge if everything is setup well….straight boards, good alignment, sharp clean blade, good technique, etc. The Freud LU87, Infinity 010-124, CMT 202.024.10, Irwin Marples, DeWalt Precision Trim DW7124PT, etc…..should all do pretty well for ripping 2” thick stock. I’m also really fond of the Forrest WWII 30T TK blade….more expensive than most rippers, but is the cleanest cutting of any blade I’ve tried that’ll rip efficiently in 2” stock. The 30T “GLRs” aren’t intended to rip more than 1”....most 40T to 60T blades will cover than nicely, and offer other capabilities as well.

For crosscuts, 80T will leave a cleaner edge, but the better 60T blades will very well, and if you choose properly, they can also rip very cleanly in ~ 1” stock. Infinity 010-060 is among my favorites….very similar to the Forrest WWI at a better price. The Freud LU88 or LU73, CMT 205.060.10 or 206.060.10, and Irwin Marples 60T should also do well. If want ultimate crosscuts and ply cuts, an 80T Infinity 010-080, Freud LU80 or LU79, CMT 210.080.10 are all excellent.

I’m less versed on 12” blades, but sticking with the same names and their better lines is a good start.

Infinity has some package deals that might interest you. If those suggestions are too steep, you can look to Oshlun for good performance at a good price, but selection isn’t great. Cripe Distributing also sometimes has some good deals on discontinued blades. 1

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 04:27 PM

Great info, thanks Scott.

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