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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2014, 11:32 PM »
Meh, I have had an use just about any kind of blade out there.  Only blades I don't like are anything Forrest.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2014, 06:25 PM »
Just ordered my Tenyru 80 T miter pro!!!  Hope it's as good as everyone is saying!!
Been burning through oak trim all week. The 60 T festool blade just isn't cutting it anymore!

I'd love to hear your feedback on the Tenyru 80T please.

Kev,
I ordered it weds night and it was on my door step when my daughter got home from school today! I put the new blade on right away and HOLY COW! The festool 60 T and the Tenyru 80 T are not even in the same Category! I know the festool blade is old and this one is brand new but I remember when I first got the kapex. I was a little disapointed with the tearout from the blade. I just trimmed a room addition with oak trim and I wish I had this blade! With just making a few test cuts all I can say is this blade is worth the money!  The festool 60 T I guess just isn't for fine cuts in trim and moldings.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2014, 06:38 PM »
Just ordered my Tenyru 80 T miter pro!!!  Hope it's as good as everyone is saying!!
Been burning through oak trim all week. The 60 T festool blade just isn't cutting it anymore!

I'd love to hear your feedback on the Tenyru 80T please.

Kev,
I ordered it weds night and it was on my door step when my daughter got home from school today! I put the new blade on right away and HOLY COW! The festool 60 T and the Tenyru 80 T are not even in the same Category! I know the festool blade is old and this one is brand new but I remember when I first got the kapex. I was a little disapointed with the tearout from the blade. I just trimmed a room addition with oak trim and I wish I had this blade! With just making a few test cuts all I can say is this blade is worth the money!  The festool 60 T I guess just isn't for fine cuts in trim and moldings.

Sean

Cool - thanks Sean. I'll hunt one down and give it a run.

Kev

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2014, 06:51 PM »
Just ordered my Tenyru 80 T miter pro!!!  Hope it's as good as everyone is saying!!
Been burning through oak trim all week. The 60 T festool blade just isn't cutting it anymore!

I'd love to hear your feedback on the Tenyru 80T please.

Kev,
I ordered it weds night and it was on my door step when my daughter got home from school today! I put the new blade on right away and HOLY COW! The festool 60 T and the Tenyru 80 T are not even in the same Category! I know the festool blade is old and this one is brand new but I remember when I first got the kapex. I was a little disapointed with the tearout from the blade. I just trimmed a room addition with oak trim and I wish I had this blade! With just making a few test cuts all I can say is this blade is worth the money!  The festool 60 T I guess just isn't for fine cuts in trim and moldings.

Sean


I think you might be comparing apples and oranges...

The Kapex comes with a 60-tooth, Universal Blade. Festool also sells an 80-tooth, Fine Tooth Blade
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Offline Kev

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2014, 06:54 PM »
Anyone compared 80T Festool and Tenyru ?

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2014, 08:40 PM »
Anyone compared 80T Festool and Tenyru ?

Yes, I have compared the Festool 80T Kapex blade with the Tenyru. After performing this extensive test I have returned to using the Festool blade.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2014, 09:19 PM »
Just ordered my Tenyru 80 T miter pro!!!  Hope it's as good as everyone is saying!!
Been burning through oak trim all week. The 60 T festool blade just isn't cutting it anymore!

I'd love to hear your feedback on the Tenyru 80T please.

Kev,
I ordered it weds night and it was on my door step when my daughter got home from school today! I put the new blade on right away and HOLY COW! The festool 60 T and the Tenyru 80 T are not even in the same Category! I know the festool blade is old and this one is brand new but I remember when I first got the kapex. I was a little disapointed with the tearout from the blade. I just trimmed a room addition with oak trim and I wish I had this blade! With just making a few test cuts all I can say is this blade is worth the money!  The festool 60 T I guess just isn't for fine cuts in trim and moldings.

Sean


I think you might be comparing apples and oranges...

The Kapex comes with a 60-tooth, Universal Blade. Festool also sells an 80-tooth, Fine Tooth Blade


I might be comparing apples to oranges but seems like a lot of people have used both and say the  Tenyru has a little bit of an edge over the 80 T festool blade. I have alway had good luck with Tenyru so I based my purchase off of personal experience and some reviews. 
I also kind of think since most people are using the kapex for fine finish work maybe the saw should come with the 80T to begin with.   
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2014, 09:19 PM »
Meh, I have had an use just about any kind of blade out there.  Only blades I don't like are anything Forrest.

So, why don't you like Forrest blades?

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2014, 08:29 PM »
Kev it's the mitre pro 80t saw I was talking about I been cutting beech all weekend and all the cuts perfect clean all round and very smooth cut and ver quiet as I said.

trust me you won,t be disappointed I cut jarrah, black but, beech, oak and ironbark timbers all with perfect cuts no tearout and hot knife through butter.

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Offline DanielOB

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2014, 08:36 PM »
Where Tenryu blades are made?
Japan, China, ...

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2014, 09:44 PM »
 [eek]
Where Tenryu blades are made?
Japan, China, ...

Made in japan.
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2014, 09:49 PM »
I just bought a Tenryu ripping blade for my TS55. This is the cut quality. Is this the result the festool ripping blade gives?

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2014, 10:25 PM »
I just bought a Tenryu ripping blade for my TS55. This is the cut quality. Is this the result the festool ripping blade gives?

I have a rip blade for my ts 55 and it's about the same. It seems to have a lot of deflection and doesn't leave a very decide edge.  I hardly ever use it.
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2014, 10:34 PM »
Hmmm..crap. it definitely cuts easily and doesn't bog down at all. A sharp 48t does leave a much better edge but it seems a little harder on the motor.  Maybe a 28t would be a nice average. If I had a jointer I don't think I would care because I could clean it up quick.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2014, 12:29 AM »
Hmmm..crap. it definitely cuts easily and doesn't bog down at all. A sharp 48t does leave a much better edge but it seems a little harder on the motor.  Maybe a 28t would be a nice average. If I had a jointer I don't think I would care because I could clean it up quick.

I only used the 12T Panther for 2x material so far. Tom told me he uses 48T on cabinet grade stuff because of the nicer cut quality. My current approach for blade selection with my limited experience is something like
12T if cut quality doesn't matter much and I'm ripping hardwood/softwood
28T if it's osb/plywood for general construction stuff or hardwood/softwood
48T for all cabinet grade stuff, sheet goods, hardwood/softwood as needed, etc.

The 28T yields what is to me, acceptable rips in hardwood/softwood for cabinets. But for what I'll be making tomorrow for example, a recessed in the wall, bath cabinet that's 40x20x18" roughly. Everything is 3/4" ply except the poplar face frame. I obviously won't change blades just to cut that.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2014, 10:16 AM »
Hmmm..crap. it definitely cuts easily and doesn't bog down at all. A sharp 48t does leave a much better edge but it seems a little harder on the motor.  Maybe a 28t would be a nice average. If I had a jointer I don't think I would care because I could clean it up quick.

If you have a router table you can set that up for edge jointing.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2014, 11:00 AM »
So has anyone personally compared the Tenyru and the Chopmaster 80 tooth blades?
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2014, 12:00 PM »
I have the tenryu 12, 28, and 42 tooth blades for the TS55.  I get the same results [as overanalyze] with the rip blade, slightly better with the 28t and better yet with the 42t.  I doubt there is much difference between the tenryu and festool blades with similar tooth counts.  I use the 42t to do the edge jointing.  The 28 and 12t are just do not yield a smooth enough cut to do the jointing.  And honestly, I would prefer a lightly better finish even with the 42t blade.  I think part of the issue is the potential play in the track and saw.  If you do not have perfect and consistent pressure on the saw for the entire cut, you will get some blade marks no matter what blade you have (should be less as tooth count goes up).  I'd love to edge joint with a planer or router, but some times that's difficult when you are gluing up pieces that are over 5 feet each in width.  Here's a pic of the current glue up, with the final glue joint in the middle.  Jointing those two 5 foot pieces first would have been very difficult without the ts55.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2014, 06:52 PM »
Just to muddy the waters; I use Amana/AGE blades and love them.

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« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2014, 08:44 PM »
I have the tenryu 12, 28, and 42 tooth blades for the TS55.  I get the same results [as overanalyze] with the rip blade, slightly better with the 28t and better yet with the 42t.  I doubt there is much difference between the tenryu and festool blades with similar tooth counts.  I use the 42t to do the edge jointing.  The 28 and 12t are just do not yield a smooth enough cut to do the jointing.  And honestly, I would prefer a lightly better finish even with the 42t blade.  I think part of the issue is the potential play in the track and saw.  If you do not have perfect and consistent pressure on the saw for the entire cut, you will get some blade marks no matter what blade you have (should be less as tooth count goes up).  I'd love to edge joint with a planer or router, but some times that's difficult when you are gluing up pieces that are over 5 feet each in width.  Here's a pic of the current glue up, with the final glue joint in the middle.  Jointing those two 5 foot pieces first would have been very difficult without the ts55.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2014, 09:35 PM »
So has anyone personally compared the Tenyru and the Chopmaster 80 tooth blades?

I personally have not.  Been using the Tenyru 80t miter pro for just a couple days and it is a great blade.  Steve is so right about how quiet this blade is. All u hear is the motor!  I've had a lot of Forrest 12" chopmasters and u really can't go wrong with Forrest.
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2014, 12:29 AM »
Hey WW you should appreciate the quiet being a whisperer and all!
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2014, 09:25 PM »
Hey WW you should appreciate the quiet being a whisperer and all!

Haha! I sure do. A  client I was doing a kitchen install for gave me that name!
And gave me a $200 gift card to Gander Mountain!
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2016, 05:07 PM »
Ive tried quite a few over the years and come back to festool for the most part, better quality I think. On my HKC I have swapped out the 18T Festool blade for a 48T Tenryu Blade with the ATAF Grind and find it does an outstanding job and might try this type of blade on my other saws. Tenryu blades are actually made in China btw. Ive Been to their factory!
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2016, 10:26 PM »
Both of my Teneyu 80t miter pro blades have "made in Japan" laser etched on the blades.  I believe this blade out performs my forrest 80t chopmaster for what I used it for, which is cutting a thin molding  covered with HPDL.

All the Tenryu blades for the ts55 say made in china as well as the tenryu "silencer" 72t x 10".   Overall satisfied with the Tenryu blades as well as Festool's.


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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2017, 10:06 AM »
REVISING A OLD THREAD,

I cleaned my TS 75 blade and noticed a tooth was missing. So I went a picked up a tenryu combo blade. I must say its doing a pretty darned good job. The tooth dim is a little smaller but I look at it as a thin tooth blade like I used to use on my table saw when I had one.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2017, 10:30 AM »
I have multiple Tenryu blades for my TS75, their rip blade is excellent, ripped 10/4 mahogany with no effort. I also have several of the Tenryu Gold 40T for my table saw, my go-to blades at this point for everything except heavy ripping. I own several Forrest blades which are very good blades but honestly the upper end Tenryu blades are less expensive and match or are better than Forrest in my experience.
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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2017, 11:08 AM »
John,

Your post intrigued me. I don't use the TS75 a lot, but I am interested in knowing if you or anyone has a similar recommendation for the Kapex. If so, what is product description/number of the blade for the Kapex 120? Mostly for cutting hardwood 1/2" to 2" thick.

Thanks.

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Re: Throw away those Festool saw Blades......TENYRU BLADES ROCK!!!!
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2017, 11:21 AM »
I don't own a Kapex but here are two vendors online who carry Tenryu blades for the Kapex. I have purchased from both companies with success. Using Tenyu Kapex or Tenryu 260mm 30mm as search terms narrows down to what will fit the Kapex.
http://www.carbideprocessors.com/search.php?search_query=tenryu+260mm+30mm
https://www.fastoolnow.com/iw-26080ab.html

John,

Your post intrigued me. I don't use the TS75 a lot, but I am interested in knowing if you or anyone has a similar recommendation for the Kapex. If so, what is product description/number of the blade for the Kapex 120? Mostly for cutting hardwood 1/2" to 2" thick.

Thanks.
- John

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« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2017, 11:43 AM »
Bookmarked.

Thanks.