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    Crosscut Blades opinion

    So I found my 10" double bevel miter saw on CL after six weeks of constant searching. Got it home and cleaned her up, tightened and oiled all moving parts, and it cuts like an almost new saw.

    Now I am looking for a reliable finish blade to replace the 10" 30tpi Irwin blade that came with it. I am looking at Forrest (of course), but I doubt my wife would be pleased if I spent more on the blade than I did on the saw itself.

    Any recommendations for mid-level cross-cut saws? I would like a 60 TPI, as I will be using it mainly for trim, but am open to a 40t. Thin kerf? Stabilizer?

    Any suggestions that don't break the bank are welcome.

    Also, if anyone knows where I can get used or discarded blades that just need a little sharpening, let me know.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    choice of three; FREUD FREUD OR FREUD Cannot be beat at their price point. Used almost only them for last 40 yrs.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

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    choice of three; FREUD FREUD OR FREUD Cannot be beat at their price point. Used almost only them for last 40 yrs.
    Of the three, which one do you prefer?

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Freud my first choice. I put my first one on my chop saw, now I won't have a saw without one.
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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Drop by Home Depot, and look at the Freud Diablo line of blades. Best bang for the buck last time I shopped for a 12" blade. Beware of the Avanti line, as it's now HD's in house China special.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    I have a Freud Diablo on mine - it cuts great and requires minimal to no finishing, depending on the wood/material.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    I don't have a compound slider but I do have 10" Freud cross-cut and glue line rip-cut blades in both full kerf and thin kerf. No complaints about the Freud product line in general.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Hey, Catori. If you can make the trip to Klingspors in Asheville - buy your Freud blades there. Klingspors supports this website and its members in many ways. Sorry but the BORG's don't support us. Just my $0.02.
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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond View Post
    Hey, Catori. If you can make the trip to Klingspors in Asheville - buy your Freud blades there. Klingspors supports this website and its members in many ways. Sorry but the BORG's don't support us. Just my $0.02.
    Klingspor is near the airport.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Klingspors in Arden sells the Freud line of blades. There are blades specific for miter saws due to tooth hook angle. It must be a combination blade for crosscut to miter cut. The boys at Klingspors are there to help you make the right selection, a service you won't find at any of the Borg's. And as mentioned above, they very heavily donate to, and support NCWW.
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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by patlaw View Post
    Of the three, which one do you prefer?
    The middle blade seems best.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Thanks everyone. I live about 4 minutes from Klingspor in Arden. Definitely gonna stop by there as soon as I get my next paycheck.

    I need to upgrade my old Unisaw with a thin kerf. Need to buy a few months before I have a chance to pop open the motor.

    I appreciate all the advice.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    I also use Freud. I have also had good luck with DeWalt blades. One of the main difference in blades is quality and amount of carbide. Quality = less sharpening & more carbide = more sharpenings opportunities.

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by patlaw View Post
    Of the three, which one do you prefer?
    Totally agree!

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    Re: Crosscut Blades opinion

    Klingspor now has their own line of blades. I am not sure who makes them. Anyway I have their miter saw blade and I am very pleased.
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