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Forum topic by DJR posted 02-01-2015 11:42 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2015 11:42 PM

I have a Bosch 4100-09 table saw being delivered in a few days, and would like some recommendations for blades. According to the manual, kerf must be at least .092” and blade plate thickness should be less than .088” I have always used Freud brand, and separate crosscutting and ripping blades. I perform considerably more crosscutting than ripping applications, hardwoods mostly, and occasional hardwood plywood. I have looked over a lot of posts from various forums, and people rave about general purpose blades like Woodworker II, Freud Premier Fusion, and Ridge TS2000. What are your thoughts about general purpose blades? What are some good rip, crosscutting, and general purpose blades for this saw? I assume most people are using thin kerf blades for this saw.


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#1 posted 02-01-2015 11:54 PM

I won’t use a general purpose because I’m either ripping hardwoods with my saw or crosscutting plywood. General purpose doesn’t really fit the bill. For you a general purpose will probably be good. Something like this freud Diablo.
You can rip with it for that rare occasion and it will also be good at crosscutting. I use a 24 tooth freud for ripping and I think 80 tooth for crosscutting.
http://www.amazon.com/D1040X-Diablo-10-Inch-40-Tooth-PermaShield/dp/B00008WQ2X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1422834492&sr=8-3&keywords=freud+diablo+10

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 12:29 AM

I have a WWII blade on my Bosch 4000 TS for 5 years now and haven’t looked back.

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#3 posted 02-02-2015 01:31 AM

BurtC. Are you using a thin kerf WWII?

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 02:14 AM

I use the Diablo 80 tooth for crosscutting and it works well
on my 4100.

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#5 posted 02-02-2015 03:37 AM

On the bargain end, the Irwin Marples 40T or 50T blades are well made, and have kerfs of 0.098”, giving you plenty of clearance for your riving knife. $30-$40.

The Infinity Super Genera is the cleanest cutting of any of the 40T or 50T blades I’ve used to date, and one it it’s greatest asset is fine crosscuts….~ $90. The Freud Fusion is very similar, but has a kerf of 0.091”, which should work, but is much closer to the limit. The Forrest WWII and TS2000 are also excellent…they’re very similar designs, both made in the USA…the TS2000 just happens to be ~ $90, making it the better deal between those two IMO. The Infinity010-150 Combomax is a great choice for that saw….not overly expensive, and very easy to get good results from…~ $70.

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#6 posted 02-02-2015 03:58 AM

I’ve been using this Freud Diablo on the 4100. I’ve done plenty of both ripping and xcutting with it and has performed very well for me. The 0.098” kerf works fine. I have no doubt there are better blades, but this is probably the best value out there. Currently $34 on Amazon.

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#7 posted 02-02-2015 04:35 AM

Looks similar to the one knotscott suggested above:

Infinity010-150

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#8 posted 02-02-2015 04:44 AM

I use a ww2

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#9 posted 02-02-2015 10:39 AM



Looks similar to the one knotscott suggested above:
Infinity010-150

- waho6o9

That chamfered raker seems to make a notable difference….either that or it’s something else, but the Combomax has outperformed all the other 50T ATB/R combo blades I’ve tried. True story….several years a group of friends of mine and I went to a wwing show in Syracuse, and decided to surprise one of the group with a WWII for his birthday while we were there. He was impressed with it. A few years later I let him “try out” my Combomax….he loved it and said he’s not gonna give it back. (and he hasn’t…!).

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