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Redoak49

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221 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I know this topic has been covered in other posts, but please give me your thoughts if you have used one or more of these blades. I have read the reviews everywhere that I can find them and also the test results (actually the re-test results) put out by Wood Magazine.

I am looking to purchase a new general purpose blade for my cabinet saw which is a 3 HP model. I have been looking at five of the premium blades and am having a difficult time making a decision. I will use blade for general purpose and making cabinets. The ones I am considering are the following –


1) Woodworker II • 40 tooth ATB with 15° angle • $127 with free shipping • Good blade with lots of people using it.

2) Infinity Super General • 40 tooth Hi-ATB 30° • Teeth sharpened with face grinding only • $99.90 + shipping

3) Freud P410 Premier Fusion • 40 tooth Hi-ATB 30° • Teeth Sharpened with side grinding • $99.97 with free shipping

4) Ridge Carbide TS2000 Ultra • 48 Teeth • $119 + shipping $14.50

5) Ridge Carbide TS2000 • 40 Teeth • $99 + shipping $14.50

All of these blades get good reviews. The Freud P410 has had several reviews comment on burning when ripping… do not know how reliable the reviews are.

The Hi-ATB blades will give better cuts in plywood or veneered plywood. However, the ripping capability may suffer a little bit. They also require a different type of sharpening.

When it comes down to it, the prices for these blades differ by just a small amount and the review results are quite similar. Or the other possibility is to just buy a rip blade and a combination blade which will cost about as much as the premium blades.


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knotscott

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#1 posted 221 days ago

That’s an excellent lineup of blades….top of the heap for that type of blade. All should perform really well for a wide variety of tasks. You’ve summed up the strengths and weaknesses well, so pick whichever suits your needs best. FWIW, the Super General is the cleanest cutting of any of the general purpose/combo type blades I’ve tried so far. With that said, if you stick with high quality, you will get better performance from a task specific blade within it’s intended use range, albeit it with more cost and less convenience. What saw do you have?

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blackcherry

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#2 posted 221 days ago

All are outstanding blade you really couldn’t go wrong with any, Ive used the TS2000 for years now and am very satisfied. Ive used the infinity and Feud blade in the pass as well and both are good performers. I would like to give the WW11 a run since I hear so much about it from fellow LJ. Really I can’t see a problem with any of the ones you’ve listed enjoy and stay safe…BC

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Bill White

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#3 posted 221 days ago

Freud would be my choice (and since nobody else will commit).
Bill

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 221 days ago

” Or the other possibility is to just buy a rip blade and a combination blade which will cost about as much as the premium blades.”

I’d go that route.

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wseand

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#5 posted 221 days ago

I would AGREE Freud is a great blade.

Diablo D1060X 10” 60 Hi-ATB Miter Wood Saw, Table Wood Saw Blade by Freud

I have used mine for 2 years now and nothing but excellent cuts in everything.

You can usually find them at one of the BORG stores. And they are less then 50 Bucs.

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RogerM

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#6 posted 221 days ago

Woodworker II • 40 tooth ATB. I have used one of these for over 6 years. These perform extremely well for ripping as well as cross cuts; in hardwoods as well as soft; and stay sharp a very long time. They are well worth the money and will save time because you do not have to change blades near as much. This one does it all well.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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Jim Finn

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#7 posted 221 days ago

AS WAHO609 says….” Or the other possibility is to just buy a rip blade and a combination blade which will cost about as much as the premium blades.”
This is what I do. I have a 24 teeth rip blade that give me excellent cuts and do almost all of my cross cutting on my slider miter saw. I use a combination blade to cut plywood. (I rarely use plywood though)

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wseand

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#8 posted 221 days ago

Redoak49,
Your going to get 100 different answers. They are all good blades, I would just pick the one that seems the best.
Freud and DeWalt make excellent blades for far less than $100.00.

Good luck

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Redoak49

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#9 posted 221 days ago

As Wiseand said, I will get a lot of different answers, I hoped to get some first had experiences and have gotten a few.

Someone asked what table saw that I have. It is a SawStop PCS 3 hp. I did not say initially as I did not want this to become a thread on the type of saw but rather on the blades only.

Right now, I am leaning toward the Infinity Super General which is $99 and currently free shipping. I have had very good experience with other items from Infinity.

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knotscott

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#10 posted 221 days ago

In case you’re not familiar with Infinity, it was founded by David Venditto, who’s the son of Carlo Venditto. You may not recognize those names, but Carlo was president of Freud USA, and helped put them on the map as the company we know today. Carlo was also heavily involved with CMT USA at one point, and founded Jesada before retiring. David cut his teeth in those business, and really knows his stuff.

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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 221 days ago

Not knocking any of the listed blades at all but, you might take a look at Tenryu.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Sawdustmaker

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#12 posted 221 days ago

My pick is already at the top of the list. Go with the Forest WW2. I’ve had mine for years and it works great. The customer service is somewhat old school, most likely because they have been doing it the same way for years and unless someone there dies, they most likely won’t be changing their ways. They do make a darn nice blade though.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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wbrisett

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#13 posted 221 days ago

Like you, I’ve read good things about all of these blades. I’ve been using WW2 for a number of years, so I tend to stick to them. But all the companies and blades you list are great.

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