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Offline Woodboss

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Saw blade
« on: March 23, 2019, 09:48 PM »
Hi just looking for some advice on what would be the best blade for a sawstop jobsite. For ripping plywood hardwoods .

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Offline Vondawg

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Re: Saw blade
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 07:52 AM »
Seeing,  86 times read, that a blade is so subjective....but I have a Forester woodworker (“II” I believe)...on mine...always been happy with Them for many years...sawstop has their own blades, titanium I think...don’t know anything about them. Diablo makes a decent job site blade for less money
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Offline RustE

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Re: Saw blade
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 12:43 PM »
Since you mentioned “job site saw”, I would consider a thin kerf blade.  Freud LU86R010 is a good choice and not horrible on the wallet.

Offline mschmidt10k

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Re: Saw blade
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 09:55 AM »
The primary blade on my Sawstop is a Freud 80T Ultimate Plywood & Melamine Blade (LU80R010) - I have a Forrest Woodworker II that I use for select hardwoods, but most of the time I leave the Freud blade on the saw; it does a great job of cutting veneered plywood.

Online Alanbach

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Re: Saw blade
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 11:13 PM »
@Woodboss - in you original post you said “ripping plywood hardwoods” and that is a little confusing to me. If you want a really high quality blade that is a great at making chip free cuts in plywood then you want something like Forrest’s Duraline Hi AT (80 teeth) or their Ply Veneer Worker (70 teeth). These blades will also be really good at fine cross cuts in hardwood lumber.

If you want to rip hardwoods and you want a specialist  then you want something completely different like a Forrest Woodworker II Ripping blade with 20 or 30 teeth.

Certainly there are great combination blades that will do all of the things that you want but if you want “the best” you might need two different blades.