Lots of material to digest. With the TS I've gotten a number of the Forrest blades and one Freud Glue Line which is dead nuts straight and smooth, all of which I've been extremely happy with. I had also seen Ridge Carbide blades at the Woodworking Show this spring but wasn't ready to buy any more blades yet. I just hadn't paid a lot of attention the the SCMS because I wasn't using as much at that point. As far as how I'm making the cuts I always do a shallow top cut and then the full cut down front to back.