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Forum topic by sgv posted 05-11-2013 06:24 PM 535 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sgv

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05-11-2013 06:24 PM

This topic probable has bin beat to death but, what is the best all around 10” table saw blade (if you could only have one) New saw ,New blade ;-) 220v 3hp

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MrRon

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#1 posted 05-11-2013 06:26 PM

Forrest Woodworker II, hands down.

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sgv

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#2 posted 05-11-2013 06:34 PM

Thanks witch one ;)

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#3 posted 05-11-2013 06:48 PM

If you wanted just one, I believe they make a combo blade which is good for cross-cuts and rip cuts.

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exelectrician

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#4 posted 05-11-2013 07:28 PM

Try this – You will be amazed.

Put a 7 1/4 ” Ultra thin kerf blade on the saw.

I did and will never go back to the hulking 10” blade.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 05-11-2013 07:35 PM

There really is no single blade that’s best at all cutting objectives. Of the very best general purpose blades available (Infinity Super General, Freud Fusion, Forrest WWII, Tenryu Gold Medal, Ridge Carbide TS2000, to name a few)..... some are more efficient at ripping, some leave a more polished edge, some have lower tearout, some are better at sheet goods, some hold an edge better, some are easier to get great results with, some require less power to spin, etc. What’s “best” for you really depends on what’s important to you. If you want the best of all aspects, you’ll need to get good task specific blades.

Tips for picking saw blades for picking saw blades

Of the general purpose blades I’ve used and tested (which is most), the Infinity Super General leaves the most highly polished edge and has the lowest tearout on fine crosscuts and plywood. The 30T WWII is by far the most efficient at ripping in thicker materials. The Delta 35-7670 offers the best bang for the buck IMHO ($18 plus s/h).

It’s worth noting that a putting an ultra TK blade on your saw will likely cause binding on the riving knife or splitter unless you include a custom knife to fit the kerf of the blade.

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sgv

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#6 posted 05-11-2013 07:59 PM

Thanks knotscott I will look up those blades

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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JamesT

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#7 posted 05-12-2013 02:51 PM

For the price of one Forrest (it is a great blade) you can buy FOUR Oshlun blades, rip, general purpose, whatever, (best kept secret in woodworking) and have change for a coke and candy bar.

-- Jim from Doniphan

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#8 posted 05-12-2013 03:17 PM

I like them all forrest thin kerf 40 tooth or 30 tooth frued just depends on what day it is

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#9 posted 05-12-2013 04:21 PM

... depends on what sort of cuts you want to be cleanest.

If you want cleanest cuts in plywood, there are blades
for that.

If you want the cleanest crosscuts in hardwoods there
are blades that do that well too.

Generally I use a blade that’s similar to a 40t Forrest most
of the time. If the feed rate is not too fast chip-out
in plywood is not bad, crosscuts are decent and ripping
is not too slow or prone to a lot of saw marks.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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sgv

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#10 posted 05-12-2013 04:37 PM

Thanks all LJs JamesT I am looking up blades as we speak ;-)

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#11 posted 05-12-2013 05:27 PM

sgv,
carbideprocessors.com

-- Jim from Doniphan

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