Best 6 1/2" circular saw blades?

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Forum topic by TomB19 posted 11-28-2013 02:55 AM 1117 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-28-2013 02:55 AM

I burned through the Milwaukee blade that came with my cordless circular saw pretty quickly. Now I’m running a 24T DeWalt blade and it seems a bit better.

Prices seem to vary from $12~90 for blades of various brands. I’d like to make reasonably smooth cuts without blowing out the material too badly so I’m thinking 24T or more. I like to use the cordless circular saw to break down sheets and then dimmension more accurately on the table saw.

The Milwaukee 48-40-4015 is a 6-1/2-Inch 48 tooth blade with C6 hardness carbide teeth. That would probably stand up to a lot of woodwork but they don’t list the blade type, eg: ATB. It might not be all that great on wood.

Are the Milwaukee blades made by Freud?

I would appreciate any help you gents may wish to offer.

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#1 posted 11-28-2013 03:07 AM

Not sure if this is the best, but IMO and experience using this blade, it is a good bang for the buck….I’ve used this to break down several sheets of ply and mdf….still going strong… below

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#2 posted 11-28-2013 04:27 AM

Wow. 20 bucks. I like it already. :D


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#3 posted 11-28-2013 12:29 PM

The Freud Diablo, DeWalt Precision Trim, or Tenryu PT all offer good choices….Oshlun is another good value choice. Generally an ATB grind has lower tearout, while a triple chip grind (TCG) offers the longest edge life.

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 07:46 PM

Thank you.

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