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Forum topic by woodbutcherbynight posted 08-26-2014 02:44 AM 450 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodbutcherbynight

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08-26-2014 02:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource miter saw tablesaw

I found a 2 pack of sawblades by DeWalt at Lowes today for under 34 USD. They are only general purpose blades, one is 32T the other 60T. Tried them out ripping some 2×4’s for louvers for four doors I am making and the 32T worked great in the tablesaw. For those that are like me and dabble in a little of everything this is economical and saves the good blades for the hardwoods and fine detailing work. I also found the same deal on Amazon for the same price so if no Lowes is close try them.

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 05:02 AM

Awesome! Thanks for the heads up and info buddy

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 03:11 PM

Sounds like you have the DeWalt Construction series blades… They may cut well fresh out of the packaging but may wear and drop in performance faster.

I use an Avanti Pro 60T (same class) in my cheapo Skil miter saw. It works and can cut clean, but mainly use it for construction work. I plan on putting in a Freud Diablo, Dewalt Precision, or Irwin Marples next.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 08-27-2014 04:44 AM

They are the construction series, how well they perform remains to be seen. I still have my eye on the Irwin Marples blade 50T that was reviewed well here.

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#4 posted 08-27-2014 11:45 AM


They are the construction series, how well they perform remains to be seen. I still have my eye on the Irwin Marples blade 50T that was reviewed well here.

- woodbutcherbynight

I’m a believer in better saw blades give an overall better quality of cut (cleaner and more efficient cut from day 1, lasting longer, and wearing better). However, I use my share of cheap Chinese-made blades and also believe that tools don’t define the woodworker’s skill. It just makes it easier to complete specific operations. I use an Irwin Marples 40T in my Dewalt table saw, and don’t feel compelled to buy a premium (Forrest, Freud Fusion, etc) TK blade for it because this blade does what I want, albeit with a little more intentionality to get a clean cut.

To put it into perspective, from watching WWMM, I believe Steve Ramsey uses a Dewalt Construction series blade on his table saw, and Irwin Marathon blade in his miter saw. Neither are rated as good saw blades and are rather seen as bad options. But I think his creations offer a compelling story.

At any rate, happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 08-29-2014 08:25 PM

IMHO, the same amount of money is better spent on one good quality blade vs two lesser blades that won’t perform as well or last as long. Freud Diablo (Italy), Irwin Marples (Italy), CMT ITK Plus (Italy), and DW’s Precision Trim series start at ~ $27. That’s not to say that the lesser blades won’t cut, but the construction quality is vastly better, the carbide is much larger, and the overall design is better on the blades mentioned. $34 is a fair chunk of change for two disposable blades with stamped steel bodies, and marginal edge life that cant’ be resharpened.

VS:

If you need a junk blade for cutting questionable materials, pick up a $5-$10 circular saw blade.

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