View Full Version : Need a blade for 10" Compound Miter Saw, Any recommendation?
12-06-2002, 07:12 AM
To be specific, I have a 10" compound miter saw (newer craftsman) and my dad bought a blade for it (Dewalt combination), and it cuts okay but, it leaves a little tear out on edges and bottom. I need a real clean cut. I am mostly going to be using this to cut boards of red oak to length. Is there a good blade that will give me a real nice clean cut and is around $50 bucks. I have a Freud combination on my TS and it seems to do a real nice job so far. Thanks.
Danford C Jennings
12-06-2002, 08:05 AM
I'd recommend the DML Golden Eagle Compound Mitre. It's an 80T ATB with a 0º hook, leaves a crosscut like glass...
12-06-2002, 09:40 AM
I believe the blade you just recommended is a $120+ blade. I need to spend around $50-60. I will probably just get a Freud crosscut.
12-06-2002, 10:09 AM
Do a bit of research on Systimatic and CMT. Both are available at Woodcraft (at least mine!) in 80 tooth crosscut, among others. They have an outstanding reputation.
12-06-2002, 10:45 AM
I found a great selection at Justsawblades.com However, I might be a little confused now. They have too many blades to choose from. I want a blade that will simply just cut the end off a board and leave the edge smooth and ready to go. I don't need to do miters with it. So do I need a blade for crosscut????
12-06-2002, 11:40 AM
>I found a great selection at Justsawblades.com However, I
>might be a little confused now. They have too many blades
>to choose from. I want a blade that will simply just cut
>the end off a board and leave the edge smooth and ready to
>go. I don't need to do miters with it. So do I need a
>blade for crosscut????
Yes a crosscut blade is the thing to get, here is the blade I use in my CMS, its a good basic crosscut blade . . . they have it on sale for $19.99, it is usually $39.99. They charge $10 for shipping, but if you live in the Northeast (near their stores), the price is good in store as well.
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12-06-2002, 12:21 PM
Thanks! That looks like a good deal to me. Got one on the way. Saved me a good $20 bucks or more.