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#1 posted 08-18-2017 08:43 PM

If you have ample power (> 2hp that requires 220v), full kerf is what I d recommend. If not, my 120v contractor and hybrid saws had a much easier time spinning a good TK even when powered with 220v, so that s the way I d go with a smaller saw. I pretty much used TK blades exclusively until I got a 3hp cabinet saw…now I use mainly full kerf blades.

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Agreed. I’ve only ever used a full kerf blade. But when I went from a 1.5 h.p. 110v to a 2 h.p. 220v saw, the difference was quite noticeable. The full kerf blades I use (Freud) cut like a hot knife through butter on just about anything I’ve thrown at them.

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