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How many of you have a dedicated ripping blade? I have one but do not like it. I'm using the combo blade for ripping it does better than the Chinese no-name rip I have.. So I'm shopping because I have a ton of ripping lined up that I must do. Like a 40+ hour weeks worth.
Freud looks like the frontrunner so far. They make a 36 flat tooth design in a 16" and of course Freud is top notch. Like most everyone said in the "Dado vs Router" thread I too am a Forrest man. But Forrest doesn't make a dedicated ripping blade at least as I can tell on their website.
Haven't checked Amana.
Anyone have any other ideas where to look please let me know. A google search of "16" saw blades" and other variants brings up suprisingly little.
 

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Yes that helps Lee. I should know not to stray from Forrest but I couldn't find anywhere on their site where they claimed to have a 16" blade designed solely for ripping. But alas, the one DTW mentions does have the flat tooth, 30 or 40 tooth so it is a ripping blade weather they call it it one or not.
 

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Hi TexasTimbers,

I use Forrest miter masters on my compound miter saw, however when I started woodworking I couldn't afford Forrest. I went with a set from Amana. It contained a dedicated rip, cross cut and a combination. I haven't replaced them with Forrest yet because work prettyy well and haven't worn them out. They are used on my Unisaw about 2 or 3 hours a week all year, sometimes more. Hope this helps a little?

Eddy
 

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Most of my cutting is ripping and rough cutting.
It just doesn't make sense to put all that wear on an expensive blade
when the finish of the cut isn't a factor.
I buy the el-cheapo rip blades for under $15.00 at Home Depot
or Lowes. They rip fast and good and at that price I can replace
them cheaper than having one sharpened.
Saves money in the long run by not wearing my expensive blades.
But mine are 10"
 

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I just got a blade made for riping (more for riping on a 45) and i like it.
It has 8 teeth (yes 8) the reason is to not bind up like combo and the others i have, it leaves the wood rough but all i use it for is glue blocks. :thumbsup: i forgot to say it is a custom made blade.
 
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