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Forum topic by cabmaker posted 05-22-2013 03:04 AM 670 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-22-2013 03:04 AM

Ok, im not posting this under reviews because as I recall it requires a pic or two and Im not gonna bother with taking a pic of a saw blade.

About 7 months ago I was sent a 12 inch Irwin Marples 40 tooth to try out. I believe it to be about a 5/64 kerf or so with a 15 degree hook.

It has been to the blade shop; only once in that time. It has been used for most domestic hardwoods from my regional suppliers, MDF, particle board, some melamine, plastic laminates and plywoods of varying grades.

This is a general purpose blade mind you, or so is their claim.

This is the best blade all around that I recall ever using which includes forest, a mana , premium deltas , freud a nd quite a few others as well. The edge sustaining characteristics is like nothing I have experienced.

A couple days ago while at lowes I saw a rack with these same blades so I grabbed one ! I may go back and get some more.

The best part is that they were just pennies shy of 38.oo bucks. Unreal.

Keep in mind this is a 12 inch with a one inch arbor so the same version in a 10 may alter the geometry a bit.Im not a blade scientist. Oh and I get splinter free crosscuts too. They got this one right !

Enjoy ! JB

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 03:17 AM

Looks like they sell a 24T rip blade too, and I need a new one.

-- Rick M,

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