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Can someone recommend a supplier for an 8" panel saw blade specifically for cutting chip-free smooth cuts in plywood?
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What type of panel saw? A tablesaw, a circular saw? a vertical panel saw?


The 8" size is a "non-standard" size. It's a very old tablesaw size. There are 8 1/4" circular blades. I own one.

https://www.amazon.com/Oshlun-SBW-08...79087333&psc=1

A blade with 60 teeth or more will cut panels and sheet goods with no tear out.

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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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I had a vertical panel saw for 25 years and only used one blade.
I cut mostly MDO sign panels on it and a lot of aluminum sheet panels.
a very handy machine. if it is attached to the wall, it takes up very little space.

you can find 8" blades on E-Bay, Amazon and other online sellers. just google it.
you may find just what you are looking for - probably mail order only.
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What type of panel saw? A tablesaw, a circular saw? a vertical panel saw?


The 8" size is a "non-standard" size. It's a very old tablesaw size. There are 8 1/4" circular blades. I own one.

https://www.amazon.com/Oshlun-SBW-08...79087333&psc=1

A blade with 60 teeth or more will cut panels and sheet goods with no tear out.
Sorry I didn't make my question more clear. I have a vertical panel saw like one would see in Home Depot, Lowes, etc. It carries a SkillSaw HD77 worm-drive saw with an 8" blade. I use the saw to cut both regular and Baltic Birch plywood and have had tearout issues with the general-purpose Freud blade I installed earlier; admittedly not the correct blade for the use. I've looked on line for a blade specifically dedicated to plywood and can't seem to find anything. Most of the 8" blades listed are for cutting plastics and ferrous/non-ferrous metals. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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This one should work...
https://www.amazon.com/Oshlun-SBW-08...s%2C202&sr=8-4

I found a number of different brands and configurations with a quick search for 8 inch saw blades on amazon.
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You guys are going to hate me because I don't have all the answers.

At the first NASCAR race at the Fontana, California track, Lowes had a tent display outside the main gate. One of the exhibitors in the tent gave me a sample saw blade for my Skill Saw. I have never found a better cutting blade. The teeth are hollow ground. I've not found anyone that sells a similar blade. Unfortunately the manufacturer's name has worn off the blade.

I spent about an hour on the phone with Lowes (being transferred from department to department) trying to find the manufacturer's name. I even talked to the people in marketing that set these kind of events up to no avail.

If anyone can find the name of the manufacturer of the blade, please let all of us know.

There are two blades that will give you good, chip free cuts. The first is an ATB-Hi. That is Alternating Top Bevel and a high angle. If you don't mind a bit of extra work, a Triple Chip Grind will give you a good cut BUT you will have to use a sanding block and 220 grit to remove the Fuzz. Usually you can get the fuzz off with one or two passes holding the sanding block at about 15 or more.

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Are you sure about it being 8"?

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Sorry I didn't make my question more clear. I have a vertical panel saw like one would see in Home Depot, Lowes, etc. It carries a SkillSaw HD77 worm-drive saw with an 8" blade. I use the saw to cut both regular and Baltic Birch plywood and have had tearout issues with the general-purpose Freud blade I installed earlier; admittedly not the correct blade for the use. I've looked on line for a blade specifically dedicated to plywood and can't seem to find anything. Most of the 8" blades listed are for cutting plastics and ferrous/non-ferrous metals. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Like I posted above, 8" is an older table saw blade, while 8 1/4" is a standard circular saw blade and I own a Skil saw with that size blade. Typically, a panel saw will only be cutting sheet goods up to 1" thick so no need for a blade larger than 7 1/4", the most popular size.


Skil does make an 8 1/4" size saw as shown on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/SKILSAW-SPT78...DBBGY4SNQZNZC1


This is the popular 7 1/4" Skil saw also made by Black and Decker, Craftsman, Makita and others:

https://www.amazon.com/SKIL-SHD77-4-.../dp/B000P7MAEM

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As woodnthings suggests check the diameter of your blade, as far as I know the HD77's have a 7 1/4" diameter blade.

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Sounds like you have a Safety Speed Cut panel saw with an 8" blade.
I had a Freud on mine back in the 80's then switched to a Forrest blade that was recommended by the owner(forrest Blades)
I believe it is ATB with negative hook, can't say for sure as it was a long time ago, been sharpened by Forrest only and not used much the last 20 years.
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