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Im looking to expand my woodworking ability/equipment and Im looking for a good table saw blade thats not gonna break the bank. this is the one Ive been looking at
Amazon.com: Freud D1050X Diablo 10-Inch 50-tooth ATB Combination Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor and PermaShield Coating: Home Improvement
Its 35.00 with free shipping from amazon. Im looking for something that will do a good job on everything, but mostly plywood/MDF and ripping. My crosscutting duties are taken care of by a sliding compound miter saw so thats not really a concern. Or should I buy 2 blades, one with more teeth (80?) for plywood/MDF and something with less teeth (32? 40?) for ripping

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I'm not sure who made the rule you must use a 10" blade in your table saw, don't laugh but I use a 1/16"wide x 6 1/4" blade and the 8" blades in my table saw, I can't think of the last time I needed to rip some 2 x 4 stock on a 45deg. on the tale saw, most of the time it's 3/4" thick stock, the smaller blades you can get for a song and they cut better than the big ones..you will need to take my word for it until you try one..,,why put all that lumber into the dust bag...

Plus with the 1/16"carb.tip blades it will blow your mind how clean your plywood cuts come out..

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Im looking to expand my woodworking ability/equipment and Im looking for a good table saw blade thats not gonna break the bank. this is the one Ive been looking at
Amazon.com: Freud D1050X Diablo 10-Inch 50-tooth ATB Combination Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor and PermaShield Coating: Home Improvement
Its 35.00 with free shipping from amazon. Im looking for something that will do a good job on everything, but mostly plywood/MDF and ripping. My crosscutting duties are taken care of by a sliding compound miter saw so thats not really a concern. Or should I buy 2 blades, one with more teeth (80?) for plywood/MDF and something with less teeth (32? 40?) for ripping



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Now thats something to think about..... 7.25 circ saw blades are cheap
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By golly Bob3j that's something I never thought about. I put a Forrest thin kerf blade in my saw last spring. Frankly, no big deal. The blade I took out seemed to cut as well as the Forrest II and it was probably $25 cheaper.
But it never occurred to me to use a SMALLER blade. Gotta mull that over a bit to see what downsides might be.
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Jason - great question

BJ - Why is it that some the best answers are so simple! I can remember times when I pushed a dull 10" blade far longer than I should have. I use to live 75 miles to the closest place to sharpen or obtain a new blade. I am sure that I always a new 7 1/4 hanging on the wall.

Thanks for the great tip. You can buy 7 1/4 blades for what you pay to sharpen a 10".

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Hi Warren

The only down side for me is that you can't cut thick stock but I just don't do that most of the time, now and than but it's not a big job to put the big and noisy 10" blade back on for that small job..the best thing I like about is the cuts are so clean, don't laugh one more time but my old Atlas table saw is just a real 3/4HP motor hanging from the back side of the table saw and it will rip 1" Oak just like cutting butter, almost no drag with the 1/16" carb. tip blade in place..and almost no saw dust..


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By golly Bob3j that's something I never thought about. I put a Forrest thin kerf blade in my saw last spring. Frankly, no big deal. The blade I took out seemed to cut as well as the Forrest II and it was probably $25 cheaper.
But it never occurred to me to use a SMALLER blade. Gotta mull that over a bit to see what downsides might be.



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I also use Frued tin kerf 8,1/4" blades, less dust and less noise, however I have a dedicated blade for each type of cutting as I find that combination blades really don't do either job as well as a blade specifically designed for the job. Also with the cost of the diablo blades I use them as disposable, when they get dull they get cut up and reshaped for use as cabinet scrapers and custom profile scrapers. The downside to using the freud diablo thin kerf blades is that I have found run-out of up to 17
thousandth on some blades, needless to say these were returned for replacement.
Also make sure that the freud blades are made in Italy, freud has started to out source some of their stuff to China and with those blades one would be just as well off putting a pie plate on the arbor.

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