Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: North East Indiana
It just seems to me that the Timber Wolf blades dull right away. I have sharpened them with a Dremmel and small chain saw stone, and it cut better than when it was new, but still didn't last very long. Also, I could see the blade jump a hair when the weld went through the guides. By the way, these are all the steel blades, not the "better" ones. Maybe that's my problem.
As far as 1/2" vs 3/4", I've read many times from different sources that most 14" saws can't properly tension a 3/4" blade enought to cut well. That a 1/2" blade will work better. Like I said, I don't know if that's true or not. When I got the saw I tried the 1/4" blade that it came with, and that worked pretty good but dulled real fast.
I always de-tension the blade when I'm done for the day. They say if you don't the tires could be deformed and go out-of-round. One thing I can say about the Craftsman saws..the wheels and spindles/bearings are massive compared to other brands I looked at.