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Forum topic by AAANDRRREW posted 03-23-2015 02:41 AM 1151 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2015 02:41 AM

Hi all. Decided to pull the trigger on the 36-725. Been pretty happy so far. I do have a few comments and questions. The stock blade was a 40t blade. Seemed ok. I noticed as i fed wood though the left hand wood would rub on the teeth at the back of the blade. I adjusted the back of the blade so I thought it was straight. It seemed to get better. After I practiced around I swapped in my 80t Irwin marbles blade. I ran some stock through and sure enough it rubbed a bit on the left at the back of the blade.

Now… Is it possible that the stock blade was so so and I adjusted the machine to that blade now the Irwin one is better and I need to aling again? I sure how my saw doesn’t have that bad of run out.

Also, I was told to use a 6” dado blade for my saw even though it can take 8. I was told 6” will be easier in it. Is this true? Also, I found the dado throught plate online at lowes, but it doesn’t say it will work w a 6” dado. Will a smaller blade work even though the plate may be made for

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#1 posted 03-23-2015 02:52 AM

Doesn’t matter if it’s a 6” or 8” with the insert. Your motor doesn’t have to work as hard with a 6” set.

It shouldn’t make a difference what blade you put it. Once it’s a alined it should stay aligned. No matter the blade.

Mine rubs on the left side a lil bit. It’s better than the right and pitching the wood up against the fence.

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 09:33 AM

Congrats on the new saw. If you’re saw will accept an 8”, I’d include them on your list of candidates, then go with whichever is the best deal on the best set at the time….6” or 8”.

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#3 posted 03-23-2015 10:49 AM

Congrats for the new saw, I have a few of the Irwin blades because there was a 3 pack for 10 bucks on the clearance table. I use them in situations where/when I’d rather not be running my Forrest II. If you at least look at Freud level and above, I think you’ll begin to notice a bit of difference in the performace of the saw with a better blade, the irwins always seem to burn a bit.

For the dados, are you going to put in a router wing or do you already have a table? I always seem to be using the router whenever I need to run dados. With the undersized plywood bits it’s alot quicker, safer, and cleaner cutting. I’ve got the 8” dado set on the shelf, but it has alot of dust on it, might be time to put it on cl???

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#4 posted 03-23-2015 04:10 PM

I am currently not using a router on this table.

I’ll look at blade alignment again – maybe I didn’t do such a great job the first time. Just concerns me that it’s rubbing – hope my arbor doesn’t have too much runout or something stupid.

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#5 posted 03-30-2015 10:21 AM

Woodpeckers makes a nice saw setup gauge that you can use to set up your blade as well as your fence.

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