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Offline rst

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Re: Help with first purchase
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2019, 08:02 PM »
The Amana Electoblu blades are fantastic.  I use their 10" and 12" aluminum/plastic blades in my saws (table, chop and slider) to cut everything...aluminum, plastics and wood.

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Online Alanbach

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Re: Help with first purchase
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2019, 10:20 PM »
I love my Forrest blades. True, they are very expensive but in my last 25 years of woodworking I have never replaced one. I have the 40 tooth WW2 for combo work. I have a 30 tooth WW2 for ripping and I have a blade they call a Duraline Hi-AT that has 80 ATB teeth that is a terrific blade for melamine, plywood and crosscuts in hardwood. I have some others that I have collected for specific tasks over the years but those are my big 3.

Sometimes the combination blade is good enough but sometimes you just have to take out the blade wrenches and bring in the specialist. 

Online Alanbach

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Re: Help with first purchase
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2019, 10:35 PM »
@Mario Turcot - You might want to try another crosscut on that Baltic birch plywood (that you showed above) with that Amanda 80 tooth blade. I bet that you will get much better results. That Amana is the same basic set up as Forrest’s Duraline Hi-AT. It will also give you super clean cross cuts in hardwoods if you run into something that you are trying to crosscut on the table saw that is not as clean as you want.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Help with first purchase
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2019, 11:00 PM »
@Alanbach
@Mario Turcot - You might want to try another crosscut on that Baltic birch plywood (that you showed above) with that Amanda 80 tooth blade. I bet that you will get much better results. That Amana is the same basic set up as Forrest’s Duraline Hi-AT. It will also give you super clean cross cuts in hardwoods if you run into something that you are trying to crosscut on the table saw that is not as clean as you want.

Challenge accepted

Virtually no saw mark  [scared] I will give another try with hardwood tomorrow.

I have to retract from a previous comment. The Amana Tool blade is not a melamine blade but a laminate blade. Not sure if it's the same or not  [embarassed]
« Last Edit: August 06, 2019, 11:07 PM by Mario Turcot »
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Online Alanbach

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Re: Help with first purchase
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2019, 11:16 PM »
Ok cool, well that probably points to your original blade. Now you just have to decide if that other blade is worth sending out for a good quality sharpening or if it’s time for it to retire to a backup role only to be used for wood that you don’t trust (usually self harvested wood that might have nails, shot or other debris in it). You can try it again after you clean it, on that same plywood and see if you get any improvement but I bet it needs to be sharpened.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Help with first purchase
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2019, 11:36 PM »
Ok cool, well that probably points to your original blade. Now you just have to decide if that other blade is worth sending out for a good quality sharpening or if it’s time for it to retire to a backup role only to be used for wood that you don’t trust (usually self harvested wood that might have nails, shot or other debris in it). You can try it again after you clean it, on that same plywood and see if you get any improvement but I bet it needs to be sharpened.

You are probably right again. I will get it sharpened and test it again.
Mario

Offline obromis

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Re: Help with first purchase
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2019, 06:02 PM »
I guess my question would be that if you have a good (and full sized) table saw and a RAS and you don’t break down a lot of large plywood then what do you envision using the track saw for? That combined with how unique and useful the Domino is, I would lean Domino. That is all without asking you more about what type of work you do the most and which operations that you do where you do not love the methods dictated by your current tools, ie. areas for improvement that you have in mind.