Replacement blade for compound miter saw

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Old 12-19-20, 11:17 AM
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Replacement blade for compound miter saw

Hi folks (hopefully I'm in the right spot for this)....

I'm trying to buy a friend a replacement blade for their Hitachi Compound Miter Saw (for Christmas), and I'm striking out. I was curious if you're able to help me find a replacement based on the data below and the pictures. Looks like Hitachi was purchased by "Metabo HPT", so I'm seeing some of those blades coming up on the Lowes website. There's just so many I want to make sure I have the right one.

Here's the data I have:
1. Hitachi 8.5" compound miter saw
2. C8FSE (I'm assuming that's the model number)
3. The blade is scratched up so it's hard to read, but it looks like 8.5" x 5 / (something)" x 5 / (something)". I'm assuming one of those is the arbor and one is the thickness of the cut? Maybe the arbor is 5/8"?
4. Max safe speed: 7,000 RPM

Check out the pictures...THANKS!






 
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Old 12-19-20, 11:19 AM
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Yes, its a 5/8" arbor. Diablo blades are nice.
 
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Old 12-19-20, 02:43 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I donít need to get a Metabo, I can get any brand like the Diablo you mentioned. Any thoughts on how many teeth? I see different types with different amounts of teeth.
 
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Old 12-19-20, 02:54 PM
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You select a blade based on what you intend to cut. Typically less teeth means the blade is more aggressive, cuts faster and is for cross cutting 2x4s and such. But it is not a good finish blade. So if you are doing fine finish work you want more teeth which produces a finer cut.

Besides the number of teeth, the kind of teeth on the blade may also differ. Every blade will have a suggestion on the front for what its best at cutting.
 
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Are you able to tell from that first picture how many teeth that existing blade has? Or is it too scratched off?
 
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Old 12-19-20, 03:03 PM
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From what I can see, its probably a 24 tooth atb blade. What you would call a framing blade. You count the number of teeth on 1/4 of the blade and multiply x 4.
 
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Old 12-19-20, 04:29 PM
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The work pieces shown in the pics are all trim pieces. If that is what the saw id primarily used for a 40 or 60 tooth blade is probably the better choice.
 
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Old 12-20-20, 01:38 AM
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Here is a tip, if you want the ultimate blade they make these Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Tipped Flooring Blades that I picked up 5 years ago when I started doing all my oak flooring.

They are amazing, they never dull, cut ANYTHING, like warm butter, I use them on all my tools.

A bit pricey initially but should never need to be sharpened so overall cheaper!
 
 

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