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Forum topic by Dabcan posted 08-11-2014 01:53 PM 847 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dabcan

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08-11-2014 01:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: freud 1080 table saw blade rough cut

I’ve read countless good reviews about this blade, so when I saw one at a good price I picked it up the other day. I’ve been cross-cutting walnut on my sled this morning and it is possibly the worst cut I have ever had with a blade!

Since this is a thin kerf blade do I need a stabilizer or stiffener?

I can’t imagine other peoples blades were like this or they would have returned them immediately. I must be doing something wrong, the cuts I had with my forrest blade were fine but it is out getting sharpened right now, can’t wait till it comes back!

I’m using it on a well tuned up Delta Unisaw with a cross cut fence in good condition. any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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knotscott

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#1 posted 08-11-2014 02:06 PM

Sounds like something’s amiss. If other blades were working well, you shouldn’t need a stabilizer to make the D1080 work well. Double check some of the basics just to be sure, but I’m thinking you might have gotten a bad egg…exchange it or return it if no other issues show up.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Pezking7p

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#2 posted 08-11-2014 05:07 PM

I made about 200 cuts with my 1080 this weekend and all were as smooth as glass. If you’re sure it’s not your saw, check runout and if that’s fine get a stabilizer.

-- -Dan

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Dabcan

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#3 posted 08-11-2014 07:13 PM

I double checked the alignment on my saw, even put the old dull blade back on. The dull blade still gives almost a perfect finish, but a bit harder to feed.

I think I’ll return it or having my sharpening guy have a look at it for anything obvious. It’s a 4 hour drive to return it, so I’d rather fix it!

-- @craftcollectif , http://www.craftcollective.ca, https://www.etsy.com/shop/craftcollective?

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knotscott

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 10:59 PM


I double checked the alignment on my saw, even put the old dull blade back on. The dull blade still gives almost a perfect finish, but a bit harder to feed.

I think I ll return it or having my sharpening guy have a look at it for anything obvious. It s a 4 hour drive to return it, so I d rather fix it!

- Dabcan

Take some pics of the cuts with the Diablo blade and another blade and chalk them, and then contact Freud…..they might send you a new one. You might not need the pics, but just in case, you’ll at least be able to demonstrate the problem.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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MrRon

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#5 posted 08-12-2014 09:00 PM

Make sure you didn’t over-tighten the arbor nut. A thin kerf blade can take on a “dished” shape if over-tightened.

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