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Old 12-07-2009, 04:29 PM   #1
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What would a good choice be for a 10" sliding compound mitre saw blade for cutting 13 one inch varnished hard maple stair treads to get a good clean straight cut but to avoid splintering? Any recommendations? Thanks so much!

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Old 12-07-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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Use a Freud 80 tooth blade

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Old 12-07-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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I recommend carbide tipped blades, typically last a lot longer than steel.
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...so, 80 tooth carbide tipped should do the trick. Thanks! M
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:55 PM   #5
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You are going to like the cut!!!
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She will like the cut of the "Freud"...is that what you mean?
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An 80 tooth blade gives a smooth cut on a chop saw. That is what you will like. Feud is just a quality blade. And the carbide tipped blades will last longer as posted.
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An 80 tooth blade gives a smooth cut on a chop saw. That is what you will like. Feud is just a quality blade. And the carbide tipped blades will last longer as posted.
Would an 80 tood blade be a good blade for trim work as well as say 2x4's?

have a 10" sears craftsman, (donated unknowingly by my father) Needs a new blade, (been passed around the family for different projects) will eventually be putting up Craftsman style trim (varying degrees of flat stock).

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Would an 80 tood blade be a good blade for trim work as well as say 2x4's?

Sorry for hijacking your thread!
Scotsman, get yourself a minimum of 2 blades. One approx 80 tooth for trim and one 40 tooth for the rest of your cross cuts.

To the OP, the 80 tooth Freud will give good results. Adding an auxiliary zero clearance fence to the saw will also help for straight cuts. It will reduce the chance of splintering at the back of the cut and also an aid in locating the blade to your cut line.
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The job is done. The 80 tooth Freud was definitely the right choice...although the only one I could find was a thin kerf type...but I don't think flexing was a problem in my case. Thanks all !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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