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post #1 of 11 Old 03-18-2009, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I need a litle help.

I bought the Diablo 80 tooth blade and a 60 tooth blade. I know the 80 tooth blade is for crosscuting but I was hoping to use the 60 tooth Diablo to replace the cheaper 60 tooth Oldham that I have bin using as a combination blade. They both came from Home Depot and cost $50 and $40 respectfully.

I have a 3hp 220 v, 10" shopfox cabinet saw

Any help, comments and opinions would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-18-2009, 05:09 PM
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I guess that I do not understand what question you are asking or what comments you would like.

The 60 tooth should be a good blade to replace the 60 tooth you are currently using.

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Why buy a 80 tooth if you are using the 60 tooth for everything else. I use specific blades for what ever I'am doing. It works out better that way fo me.
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It is not the number of teeth that makes the type of cutting, but the type of "tooth" man!
-And the type of grind -(ATB, TCG, and the other one I can't remember now).
-And the tooth angle,
-And blade width and kerf,
-And, and, and...

But basically the more teeth the better cut finish on cross cutting ...not so for ripping! It's a science!!!

For me I use:

- a thin-kerf, 60 tooth ATB (Alternate Top Bevel grind) for ripping and general cutting
- a 80 tooth TCG (Triple-Chip Grind) for ripping and cross-cutting veneers and melamines
- and sometimes a general purpose saw blade for others

You could find a S...-load of info if you google: Freud saws, Diablo Saws and others

I hope this helps

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I agree, I have a ripping blade and a crosscut blade and a plywood blade on a rack on my table saw always, I swap between them a dozen or so times each day.
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And HD only carries crosscut blades. Get a hold of a woodworking store and talk to them. And find a good blade sharpener.
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And HD only carries crosscut blades. Get a hold of a woodworking store and talk to them. And find a good blade sharpener.
i second that

in fact quit wasting your time at home depot
you'll be saved a lot of aggravation
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And HD only carries crosscut blades. Get a hold of a woodworking store and talk to them. And find a good blade sharpener.
Your statement is not exactly true... YES Home Depot does carry an oddly high percentage of crosscutting blades, but looking at the Diablo line on their web site shows the following...

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...10000003+90401


http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...10000003+90401

I have the 40T General purpose blade and am very happy with it. I also have the 80T Crosscutting the OP is talking about. It works exceptionally well on my saw... I have a friend with the 24T and I have used it, as nice as my 40T, but cuts considerably faster on his saw. Might be the saw, might be the blade... For the price, worth considering...

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Sorry to hijack, but has anyone tried these Freud "Glue-line" blades? They supposedly create such a good cut you don't need to run the boards through a jointer afterward.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006XMTV
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I have a few, they work great. Cost a bit more to sharpen though, and my sharpener can't quite get it right, they never cut quite as well after he is done with them.

I run all fraud blades and I love them, for the cost best choice. My tool rep talked me into a couple CMT's but after 1 sharpening they cut as well as a freaud, and the "Tenrus"? Were junk. For the money get freaud, and I have chipped teeth of a few and they we easy for my blade guy to fix.
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I have about 6 or 7 different blades for my table saw. I agree that you should research the different types of blades and their uses. There are a lot of people out there that buy a variety of blades, thinking that they have a variety, when all they have done, is purchased different grades of the same blade. Proper tool for the job applies to blades as well.
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