Table Saw & Jig Saw Blades.

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Old 12-04-03, 05:50 PM
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Table Saw & Jig Saw Blades.

Am doing considerable panel replacement in a triple wide mobile.

Bought a 10 inch table saw from Sears which has a multi purpose blade. If I try and cut paneling it rips the edges. I am using cedar for trim work in the whole home and I find the blade does the same with the cedar strips. I end up sanding the edges.

I tried my jig saw and have the same results with the blade in it.

Simply put I would appreciate advise on what blade to use on the Table saw and also the jig saw.

Being the dummy that I am I bought four Table Saw Blades from Sears which were supposed to resolve the problem. Now they tell me I need a 138.00 blade!

Poor man here. Looking for a reasonable solution as I will probably never use this table saw again.

Will be taking them back and hopefully will learn from this forum which blade is needed. Same for my jig saw. Thanks so much for the assistance.

More teeth = smoother cut??

Robert
 
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Old 12-04-03, 06:39 PM
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Robert,

"More teeth = smoother cut??" ------- Exactly right.
You just need a finish cut blade 60 to 80 teeth, preferably carbide tipped.

Also, try to make all your cuts with the good side of wood down on the table saw. Another trick is to lay tape across the intended cut path, this will also lessen tearout.

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Old 12-04-03, 07:30 PM
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Thanks Fred. Good information and it is appreciated.

I will assume the same would be true with the jigsaw blade.

Gosh, I might start liking this refurbishing if things go a little better!

Fortunately the trim covers the jagged edges. Will return the 4 blades to Sears tomorrow and get one as you describe!

Again, thanks,

Robert
 
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Old 12-05-03, 08:52 AM
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If you want smooth finish cuts an 80 tooth cross cut blade and a 30 tooth rip blade are needed. The combination blades compromise both cuts and are never as smooth as the specific blades. Carbide tipped blades are pretty standard for 10 inch saws. Freud makes excellent blades but there are others.
Other causes of chipping are a fence or miter gauge not aligned to the blade. This allows the back side of the blade to touch the cut edge and produce chip out.
 
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Thanks my friend! All information is helpful. Have the rip blade. Will get the crosscut when I return the others.
 
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In addition to a good carbide tipped blade, a blade stiffener can help.
 
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Thanks chfite!
 
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Old 12-07-03, 12:06 PM
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Also, try to make all your cuts with the good side of wood down on the table saw
I thought it was good side
up on a table saw?
 
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Old 12-08-03, 05:32 PM
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Must have been a typo.

The blade must contact the good side of the wood first.
Table saw- good side up, jig saw - down, mitre saw - up, radial saw - up, band saw - up, hand saw - up, ...........................
 
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Old 12-09-03, 05:46 AM
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Ok, thought I might be missing something.
Table saw good side up,
Circler saw good side down, ...................
 
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Old 12-09-03, 06:05 AM
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That's right.
 
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Old 12-09-03, 11:23 AM
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Glad we got that worked out!

The 80 cross cut and 30 rip W/carbide tip produces a super nice finish!

Learn a lot when asking questions here! Great site and many helpful folks!

Thanks again!

Robert
 
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