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Forum topic by airmarshallg posted 03-15-2009 04:11 AM 833 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2009 04:11 AM

I need a 10 in. blade recommendation:

I’m going to be veneering 3/4 finland birch, then bevel cutting it at a 45.

My saw is a Ridgid TS3660 saw.

What do you recommend….

Thanks,

Greg


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#1 posted 03-15-2009 01:34 PM

Greg, I have always had success with Forrest blades. Forrest makes a Duraline HI A/T blade that is designed for cutting veneers such as melamine and plywood but I have used my 40T Woodworker II for cutting veneered plywood with virtually no splintering of the veneer.

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#2 posted 03-15-2009 02:09 PM

A blade with a Hi-ATB grind will give the cleanest result, assuming all other parameters as up to par. The Duraline is excellent, as are the Infinity 010-080 and 010-060, and Freud LU80 (LU79 for TK). The 010-060 also provides excellent versatility for general purpose use.

The Infinity Super General and Freud Fusion both feature a Hi-ATB in a 40 tooth general purpose blade. These will do a surprisingly good job in plywood, yet still offer great versatility for more common tasks that the 80T blades won’t.

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#3 posted 03-17-2009 06:36 PM

Guys, thanks for all the help, I spoke to Forrest and he recommended either the HI-AT or the WWI. He did not recommend the WWII, which is a bit of a bummer because I was hoping to buy one very general blade to do the work.

Knottscott, I’ll checkout the others.

CessnaPilotBarry, thanks for the specifics, BTW, I’m BoeingPilotGreg!

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#4 posted 03-17-2009 07:18 PM

That Infinity 010-060 is a Hi-AT design and is excellent for most general purpose applications…it just happens to accel at veneers, ply, and ultrafine crosscuts. It’s actually similar to the WWI. It’s weakness would be thick ripping, but it’ll rip decently to ~ 5/4”, which covers quite a bit of material. If you’d prefer a 40T, both the Freud Fusion and Infinity Super General are also Hi-AT designs that fit the bill…both will rip a bit more efficiently than the 60T, but aren’t quite as clean cutting as the 60T, and neither is as efficient at thick ripper as a standard ATB 40T like the WWII.

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#5 posted 03-17-2009 07:54 PM

In this case I’m just going to be ripping and cc veneered baltic birch, so I went ahead and ordered the infinity 010-60.

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