I just bought a new 10" table saw. In my old Delta saw I used whatever was on sale at the time. I figure new saw-might as well have good blades :-) I can no longer blame chipping/burning on a bad saw-right?
So today I went to Sears/local hardware store/Home Depot to check out the selection of blades for my saw.
My saw has a rating of 5000 rpm-5/8" arbor
I have seen a huge variety in blades available and I am asking the experts here for advice on making a good choice. I do not want to spend major $ on a blade unless it is will last me 10x longer than a cheap blade. I do not want to throw $ away on a cheap blade that is a use once and toss kind of deal. Are there any suggestions on brands?
Sears has Craftsman blades ranging from 24t-200t--$10-$90
Home Depot has a large variety in brands-Dewalt,Diablo, Oldham, Ridgid, Ryobi-24t-80t
My local hardware store sells pretty much the same thing as HD-except for the Ridgid/Ryobi-I am assuming HD exclusive?
I am basically needing to know what kind/brand to buy. How many teeth do I need for a finish cut in:
1. Oak plywood
3. Solid Oak
Should I use a general 36t blade on ripping dimensional lumber and buy a plywood only blade around 80t?
Should I spend the extra $ on a blade that has heat expansion slots cut into them like this Ridgid? RIDGID 10 In. x 60T Polished Finish Saw Blade - R1060C at The Home Depot
As always-thanks for the advice!