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Questions tagged [saw-blade]

About uses and techniques, features to look for etc.

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Why don't we use cross cut discs for all cuts? [duplicate]

Most circular saws, at least low and mid ends, come with low/medium quality rip cut discs. They work decent when doing rip cuts but show their limits when doing cross cuts. A lot of tear out on some ...
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Using a larger blade in a table saw (circular saw)

I am making my own table saw from a circular saw. While designing the lift cradle and box surround and my ex-circular saw which will be stripped down. So it will not have the guard. My saw while made ...
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Hitachi Miter saw slows down and stops while cutting bamboo flooring

I just bought a new Hitachi miter saw. I replaced the 24 tooth blade that came with it, with a 60 tooth blade. When I started cutting the bamboo planks the saw would stop spinning midway through ...
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Considerations for cordless circular saw blades - effects of kerf, coating and geometry on performance?

I recently acquired a low-budget ($80) 18V cordless, hand-held circular saw. The saw came with a low-budget 18-teeth ripping blade. I intend to use it mostly for cross-cutting wood planks, and ...
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What is the right blade for my old, cheap jig (sabre?) saw?

I have an old but adequate jig/sabre saw that I don't seem to be able to find blades for. I know there are T-shank and U-shank blades and my saw seems to use the latter but the blades I've been able ...
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Considerations for using smaller diameter blades on table saw?

I need a 1/16" kerf for a project. All the 10" blades I can find that thin are into hundreds of dollars. Meanwhile, I see thin-kerf 7.25" Freud Diablo blades selling for under $15. These say they'...
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How effective are different types of saw blades for various cuts and woods?

There are different types of saw blades (e.g., rip, cross-cut, combo - based on number of teeth, edge, hook angle, etc) of saw blades for different types of cuts (rip, cross-cut, etc). How effective ...
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Choosing a saber saw for long blades (12“ and 18”). What does the maximum length specified in a saw depend on?

Some saber saws specify their maximum cutting length -thickness of the block to cut- for wood (or metal, or tubes...). Most of them are in between 150 and 230 mm (6 to 9"). I indeed want to buy a ...
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What should I do to maintain a saw blade?

In an answer, rob ♦ stated that: Many other factors also influence the longevity of a blade between sharpenings, such as the hardness (e.g., steel vs. carbide, or one grade of steel or carbide vs. ...
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What is the difference between a $40 dado blade set and a $240 dado blade set … besides the price? [closed]

I see that dado blade sets start around $40 and go up to $240+ I am wanting to get one as a gift for a friend that is helping me build a small bookshelf. The $40 is much closer to the price range I'd ...
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What is the hook angle on a saw blade?

One of the specs listed on saw blades is the hook angle. What does this mean, and when would you choose one over the other?
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How do I look for a table saw blade with non-angled teeth?

I'm thinking about building this box joint jig so I can make my joints with a single blade (rather than having to pull out my dado set). The problem is that I've got one of them fancy Freud blades ...
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What is the difference between a rip-cut and a cross-cut?

In this answer talks about rip and crosscuts and that one saw is better for ripping than one that is more suited for crosscutting. What is the difference between the 2 cuts and why would a saw-blade ...