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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 05-07-2013 02:05 PM 583 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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05-07-2013 02:05 PM

Cutting mostly softwoods in a commercial application. Looking for smoothness of cut and enough carbide for repeated sharpenings. Cost is not a barrier. Prefer full kerf over thin kerf. Not interested in anything that even resembles “disposable.”

Brands I trust: Infinity, Systimatic, Amana, FSTool.

Thanks kindly for your input!

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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#1 posted 05-07-2013 03:04 PM

I’ve been using the Forrest Chopmaster blade for a while now. It replaced an Amana Blade.

7/64 kerf, so not sure if this would be “full kerf”

This blade has performed well in my shop. Plenty of carbide for resharpening. I’ve not used any of the brands you mentioned except for the Amana.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 05:25 PM

I should also mention that I like a negative hook angle for the slider and radial arm saw. The chopmaster is -5deg.

-- Nicky

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#3 posted 05-07-2013 05:30 PM

Thanks Nicky. That’s the kind of help I was hoping to get.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 02:03 AM

Our shop uses the Freud LU92010 blade in 10”, 12” and 14” sizes for the table saws and CMS’s, (LS1011 included, which is a marvelous saw). It is advertised as being for thick stock laminates but you can ignore that rather limiting description.
Medium toothage, heavy plate, negative hook and full kerf. Nicely plated and very well engineered and manufactured. Spray with some Bostik BLADECOTE and you will be well pleased with all your cuts. Around $85 – $90.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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