|Forum topic by Redoak49||posted 01-14-2014 02:03 PM||560 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
01-14-2014 02:03 PM
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.