Saw Blade-How many tooth?Recommendations please
I'm shopping for a new saw blade for my table saw and wanted to ask your opinions. I have a Craftsman table saw, nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. I've ripped hundreds, if not thousands of board feet on the blade that was in there, think it was a 32 tooth.
I want to get a good all around blade, so I'm curious how many teeth I should get? Would 40 be a good count to let me rip a lot of different materials?
I'm thinking i'll go with a Freud Diablo blade, since I love those blades in all of my chop and circular saws.
Anyone recommend I go with a 50 tooth instead of a 40, or a combination type blade? A thin kerf might be ideal since my table saw isn't the greatest.
What I will be using the blade for:
Right now I need to rip a picture frame so I need something that will leave a nice clean edge. Usually I am ripping trim (1X4's) or other around the house DIY type stuff. No professional work here, but I like to think some of my work comes out just as good :)
I do have a built-in-closet project in mind that i'll be using Red Oak or Birch plywood and will need to do a lot of 3/4" ripping.
ALL FEEDBACK WELCOME!
Here are a few I am eyeing:
Freud D1040A - 40 Tooth - $29.99
Freud D1050X - 50 Tooth - $36.99
Freud LU83R010 - 50 Tooth - $48.24
Freud LU88R010 - 60 Tooth - $49.99
Heard this was an awesome crosscut AND Ripping blade:
http://www.amazon.com/Freud-LU88R010-10-Inch-Crosscutting-PermaShield/dp/B0000225UI-Only reason why I'm considering this blade is because someone did a test and posted it online and this board scored with flying colors for a lot of tasks. Just not sure if its too many teeth.