And it seems that there are some updates in this area.
Texas Timbers was correct in that I am working with a budget.
The budget was originally set because I am getting a Birthday present.
(Wife wanted to get me a tool as a gift.)
She had not actually signed on to a garage makeover..(as she put it)
Basically, she wants to know that I am going to actually use these tools and they will not just sit in the garage.
We got to talking yesterday however and she did admit that I seem to be spending more time in the garage as time goes on.
So I might have a few more tools in my near future.
And, as luck would have it, I was in Costco yesterday and happened to stroll over to the tool isle.
They had a section of saw blades.
Whatever I am going to do...saw-wise, I do know that I am going to have to supply it with saw blades.
One thing that I have read over and over again is that a good quality blade is VERY important.
I am just not sure how to judge what a good quality blade is supposed to be just yet.
I have googled and searched for a place to get saw blade reviews but I am getting nothing.
I read that Forest and Everest are the tops.
I am just wondering if they are the only "good" blades out there.
For example..in Costco, they had a 12", titanium coated blade with 100 teeth.
It was from Nicholson and it was part of the Predator series.
(I am thinking that Nicholson is part of Cooper tools.)
Now I realize that a 12" blade will not fit my 10" saw.
But..it got me to thinking. What specs do you look for on a saw blade?
-Is it a general rule that the more teeth, the cleaner the cut?
-Is a titanium coating actually better or just a marketing tool?
-What exactly seperates the 100+ dollar blade from this 40 dollar blade?
-What are the names to look for and what are the names to avoid?
-Do you always want the most teeth possible or are there different teeth for different jobs?
-How long can I realistically expect a blade to last?
I know I am asking a lot of basic questions. I just do not really know where I can go and not suspect that the salesman is only trying to sell me something in his stock.