Recomendations for tables saw blades?


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Old 08-27-09, 05:55 AM
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Recomendations for tables saw blades?

Currently all that I have for my 10" Jet is a crosscut blade.
My question is should I buy a combination crosscut/rip blade or go with a rip blade?
What brands would you recommend? I did a search and found someone remommending the unmarked Irwin blades on eBay.
How many teeth?
How many different blades?
I'm just full of uncertainty.
Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 08-28-09, 06:48 AM
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I have been using a 40 tooth carbide tip blade for years on my 10" table saw,
cuts good on almost everything...................
 
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Old 08-29-09, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by j HOWARD View Post
I have been using a 40 tooth carbide tip blade for years on my 10" table saw,
cuts good on almost everything...................
Thanks Howard, for your reply.
I also have been using a 40 tooth carbide blade. Mine is a crosscut and doesn't rip well.
Is your's a combo or crosscut?
Maybe I need to replace mine.
 
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Old 08-29-09, 06:03 AM
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How many teeth depends a lot on what you intend to cut with the saw. More teeth = finer/slower cut. less teeth = faster cut but rougher.

I don't use my table saw every week but it seems like I'm always pleasantly suprised when I replace the blade with a new one.
 
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I'll have to agree with the others. 40+ carbide teeth, but in addition to that, depending on what you are cutting, thin kerf. Makes a nice cut, less splintering, especially if building cabinets. Don't push your work. Let the saw do it's job. Don't stop mid span with oak or it will burn.
How many? Asking the wrong guy. I keep about 15 (different teeth, kerf, etc.) sandwiched between two pieces of plywood with a bolt through them and I paint a few of the teeth with orange paint so I will know if they are sharp or not. I have them resharpened, 'cause new ones are $45-$70 each. Keep about that many 12 inchers too.
 
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Originally Posted by bruceinga View Post
Thanks Howard, for your reply.
I also have been using a 40 tooth carbide blade. Mine is a crosscut and doesn't rip well.
Is your's a combo or crosscut?
Maybe I need to replace mine.
Mine must be a combo--it crosscuts & rips very well.
They sucked me into cutting down the new doors for
the grandkid's new house---it cut great-
 
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Thanks everyone! Time to make a purchase or two!
 
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Wow, I can't believe how old this thread is, so since it is old, and I have the same question, can one or two of you wood working experts re confirm what blades should be purchased for general wood working, to include finish basement, small to medium wood working projects etc. Is a combo blade a good way to go, and maybe two other blades to rip and finish?? And Dado blades, do they make a 10" set? What is a good one to consider?
Thanks
 
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Old 08-31-09, 05:27 PM
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Old? It was just started on Thursday. Old is 2002 stuff.
Framing work, use 40 tooth carbide blade. Finish work jump up to 80 tooth. On a table saw, for general ripping 40 tooth is good. Stacked dado blades come in 10", but the wobble type, I believe only in 6" or 8". I use a Freud stacked set. Comes with outside blades, chippers and one thin chipper for odd measurements.
Blades are sensitive to the work you are doing, so the finer the work, the more teeth. Blades are generally 1/8" thick, although you can buy thin kerf blades that make a smoother cut, but limit you to the depth of the kerf on the blade. For general work, you'd never use one.
 
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Old 08-31-09, 05:40 PM
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Haaa..what a idiot I am...was looking at the registration dates for the members.......wow, maybe I better back off this new hobby...need to get my eyes checked!!!!
Thanks for the reply....
 
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Hey most of us on the tool forum are idiots..... but we can come up with a 101 reasons to buy a new tool
 
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Who said "new tool". Did I miss something?
 
 

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