Geordie, 24 tooth blades are designed for ripping wood. Your miter saw will need a minimum of a 40 tooth blade for rough carpentry and preferably an 80 tooth blade for higher quality. Since blades can often be interchanged between a miter saw and a table saw I suggest buying the 50 tooth Diablo combination blade as the minimum. I use an 80 tooth blade on my miter saw. Freud blades give excellent performance for the price, a true value.
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Last edited by Mike; 11-05-2006 at 05:04 AM.