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I was wondering who preffered what when it came to table saw blades, I need a new blade. The one that I had in my saw became bent while I was cutting panels for some cabinet doors I was exposed to table saw kick back for the first time.{hence my new profile picture}.

I'm looking for a good combo blade I have a frued combo blade now and was wondering if a forrest woodworker was all that much better to justify the price. And do blade stabilizers make that much of a difference.

Thanks RV

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I buy cheap ones at Harbor Freight($7-$15).  I have some expensive ones and I cannot tell the difference.  I also have one of their sharpeners that was around $50 and it can sharpen a blade in a few minutes, once you have figured it out.  The instructions suck.  I always plane or join my cuts so smoothness is not an issue

Hal your like me I get a 80 tooth and 60 tooth for abou $40.00 total have a gut down street sharpen for 6.00 an dcost differance between expensive blades and cheapies I bu screws and nails for nailers

The blades are great

 

I have over twenty carbide blades that fit both my table saw and miter saw. In my opinion, there is no one brand of blade that surpasses all others across the board, and no one blade that will work well in all instances. I tend to stay away from the cheap ones and focus on the mid to upper price range, because these blades will cut longer between sharpenings than the cheap ones. Tooth count and blade thickness need to be matched to the material and depth of cut. This is a skill that takes years to acquire and is subject to the likes and dislikes of the sawyer.

The key is keep your blades SHARP and use the right blade for the job. This will result in better cuts and fewer trips to the ER.

Ray thanks for starting this post as I'm in the need of a new blade for my Delta table saw and Dewalt chop saw. I'll follow the post with interest!

Ralph.

I have a bit of woodworking experience, but am NOT an expert.  I have a WWII combo blade.  It makes excellent cuts, but I have a Ridge Carbide and a Freud (thin kerf) that are almost as good for a lot less money.  Yes, the WWII is good, but certainly not necessary.  Don't get caught up in the "gotta have brand x or I can't do the project" mentality.  Also look at Tenerude (sp?)  Go to Amazon, search for 10" saw blade and read the reviews.
Thanks Joe, that's exactly what I did and I wound up with the frued lr83 for 51.00 from amazon and that was after shipping

Joe Pack said:
I have a bit of woodworking experience, but am NOT an expert.  I have a WWII combo blade.  It makes excellent cuts, but I have a Ridge Carbide and a Freud (thin kerf) that are almost as good for a lot less money.  Yes, the WWII is good, but certainly not necessary.  Don't get caught up in the "gotta have brand x or I can't do the project" mentality.  Also look at Tenerude (sp?)  Go to Amazon, search for 10" saw blade and read the reviews.
I'm having good luck with the Freud Diablo blades. A little bit cheaper but the finish cut is nice.
I use a CMT 50 tooth and have been very happy. I got mine at Lowes.
Lots of Freud fans. Dont get me wrong, very good blades. I prefer Amana blades. I only wook with hardwoods and have found that a larger kirf, .125-.130, and the heavier plate last longer. I pull the blade at the first sign of chip chang and get it sharpened. Cost $12 here in Largo, FL. Have been able to get 3-4 RS before blade was done. Check tooltoday.com for pricing. Great service, 3-5 day turn, and free shipping over $49.00.
Just a heads up for you, the next time you are cross cutting do not use the fence while you are cutting that is one of the most causes of kickback and flying lumber.

 My go to blades have always been Freud Avanti blades. These are the best blades that I've used within there price range. Of course now Freud has changed their blade line up and all the blades are industrial series blades. I've only tried one of the industrial series blades. But I know that all of Freud’s saw blades (Industrial, Avanti, Diablo) are made in Italy at Freud owned plants. They believe they get their steel from Germany. They don’t buy China parts or blades.

 

What I currently use:

Freud

 TK906 10" 50T Combination Blade (Changed to a LU84M Industrial Blade Part Number) nice blade but my go to blade has always been the 60 tooth crosscut blade.

 TK806 10" 80T  HiATB Ultra Fine Crosscut Blade (Discontinued, I believe the replacement is a 60T Cabinetmaker's Crosscut)

 LU94M 10" 80T Plexi/Acrylic Blade

 and for the circular saw I've found the Avanti 60T Ultra Finish blade can't be beat for the super nice finish it leaves.

 

 As I mentioned above, I recently tried the Freud Industrial series #LM75R 10" Glue line Rip blade (TCG Tooth pattern) and was not very impressed by the results. Definately not a glue line as advertised, I still had to take it to the jointer before glue up. I will still buy the Freud blades as I have always had great experiences with them versus other blades.



Alex B. Hatt said:

 My go to blades have always been Freud Avanti blades. These are the best blades that I've used within there price range. Of course now Freud has changed their blade line up and all the blades are industrial series blades. I've only tried one of the industrial series blades. But I know that all of Freud’s saw blades (Industrial, Avanti, Diablo) are made in Italy at Freud owned plants. They believe they get their steel from Germany. They don’t buy China parts or blades.

 

What I currently use:

Freud

 TK906 10" 50T Combination Blade (Changed to a LU84M Industrial Blade Part Number) nice blade but my go to blade has always been the 60 tooth crosscut blade.

 TK806 10" 80T  HiATB Ultra Fine Crosscut Blade (Discontinued, I believe the replacement is a 60T Cabinetmaker's Crosscut)

 LU94M 10" 80T Plexi/Acrylic Blade

 and for the circular saw I've found the Avanti 60T Ultra Finish blade can't be beat for the super nice finish it leaves.

 

 As I mentioned above, I recently tried the Freud Industrial series #LM75R 10" Glue line Rip blade (TCG Tooth pattern) and was not very impressed by the results. Definately not a glue line as advertised, I still had to take it to the jointer before glue up. I will still buy the Freud blades as I have always had great experiences with them versus other blades.

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