Thread: Blade Review
04-04-2005, 10:30 PM #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2004
- Huntington Beach, California, USA.
I was given a new 80 tooth 12" blade for my SCMS. Now the saw was shipped with a yellow ring blade. For all intents and purposes that blade is best used for construction.
I had replaced the original construction blade with an Oldham blade. Much, much better. All cuts using the Oldham blade could be considered 'Very Good'. (Cross cutting Fir, Pine, Red Oak and cuts in baltic birch and melamine.) There was always a bit of splintering on the back edge of the board being cut. Nothing significant and easily removed with sandpaper. The splinters came from the kerf and did not materially affect the cut. (The splinters extended back from the kerf and were hinged at the kerf and stock.) It is that they just had to be removed with the sandpaper.
The new blade... WOW! Every cut perfectly smooth and no trailing splinters.
Cross cutting Pine, Fir and Red Oak = Excellent.
Cutting melamine = Excellent.
Cutting baltic birch = almost excellent.
(There were three small splinters. This was probably more of a defect in the ply wood than the blade as the splinters were from the wood and not the kerf. The hinge was about 1/4" back from the kerf.)
Are you ready for this???
The blade is a DeWalt Woodworking series blade, DW7649. (It doesn't have the yellow ring.) I see the blade listed on-line $70 to $100. A really fine blade.
04-05-2005, 07:58 PM #2
- Join Date
- Dec 1969
- Bradford, Vermont, MerryCanna.
RE: Blade Review
That DID come as a surprise... it's good to read good news now & then. :)
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