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Forum topic by Mark posted 02-28-2013 02:56 AM 642 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2013 02:56 AM

It’s been said that plywood has killed many a good router bit. What about table saw blades? I just bought a new 10” CMT GP blade. Should I get a cheep blade for plywood?

-- Mark

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 02:58 AM

I don’t know if it’ll matter much, but that’s what I’m doing!

edit: I’m talking about construction grade ply for utilitarian projects. For cabinet grade ply I’ll use a good blade.

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 03:03 AM

I think you will want a good blade for the plywood. Good blade and a zero clearance insert in the table. You will get chip out or splintering of the veneer with most cheap blades.

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 04:24 AM

Get your best blade for sheet goods and keep it sharp. If you are using it on OSB or low grade ply for flooring then use a cheap general purpose blade.

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 04:28 AM

The cmt blades are good for plywood.

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