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Old 11-10-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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What saw blade should I buy?


I am looking at cutting 2 x 4's and then will eventually get to cutting trim. (1x? pine or popular) (Craftsman trim) The current blade is BURNT OUT! Lent the saw to my SIL, GOD ONLY KNOWS what that boy was cutting with it? I am thinking 60 / 80 tooth? Is there a particular brand that is better than the next? Not looking to spend $200 for a blade in an old $150 saw. lol

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I've had good results with Diablo saw blades from home depot. I purchased a 80 tooth for my chop saw and works awesome. I noticed a big difference when cutting red oak. I also have a 60 tooth on my table saw which works good also. I'm thinking of swapping them though and putting the 80 tooth on the table saw to see if theres a difference in the rip cuts.

if im not mistaken the 60 tooth was roughly $40 bucks and the 80 tooth was $50. they made my $59 miter saw and my $59 table saw work like a charm. haha

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I've had good results with Diablo saw blades from home depot. I purchased a 80 tooth for my chop saw and works awesome. I noticed a big difference when cutting red oak. I also have a 60 tooth on my table saw which works good also. I'm thinking of swapping them though and putting the 80 tooth on the table saw to see if theres a difference in the rip cuts.

if im not mistaken the 60 tooth was roughly $40 bucks and the 80 tooth was $50. they made my $59 miter saw and my $59 table saw work like a charm. haha
Just about the neighborhood I am looking for!

Would a 60 tooth work well for trim? Would an 80 work just as well on 2x4?

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What saw are you using? What are you building?

24 or 40 tooth for a skilsaw doing finish cuts.
60 or 80 tooth on a Mitre saw.
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What saw are you using? What are you building?

24 or 40 tooth for a skilsaw doing finish cuts.
60 or 80 tooth on a Mitre saw.
Craftsman 10" chopsaw, cutting 2x4's for various framing, when finished framing/sheetrocking, will be cutting craftsman style trim. (square cuts, FEW miters)

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I would get 2 blades. Using an 80 tooth carbide blade on a 2x4 is a waste. Get a framing blade for the framing and use the 80 tooth for finish work.
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