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#1 posted 02-20-2017 12:13 PM

The saw isn’t ideal for woodworking, but is likely the best one you’ve got at the moment, and should suffice to get started. I can’t overstate the importance of good alignment of the blade and fence, and the blade selection to overall performance, but especially to a smaller saw that could be a tad underpowered, so will reiturrate the good advice you’ve gotten already. Do you know if that saws has a standard 5/8” diameter arbor, or is it 1/2”? If it’s 1/2”, it could get even harder to find blades…in that case, getting blades with 5/8” bore and a reducer might be the past of least resistance.

The Freud Diablo and Irwin Marples lines usually represent pretty good bang for the buck. This blade will fit a 5/8” arbor, or a “1/2 with a reducer

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