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#1 posted 05-27-2018 04:02 PM

I couldn’t read the entire thread that was linked above. I read a lot of it but I didn’t read anything about the optimal type of blade for crosscutting hardwoods in a miter saw. I suppose that the 80 tooth Freud or similar will make a cleaner cut when used in a miter saw. I need my cuts to be precise and clean with as little tearout as possible.

- SweetTea

Considering the span of a 12” blade (vs 10”), look for the stability of a good quality fuller kerf blade vs thin kerf. Number of teeth will have an impact on the amount of tearout, but not so much the precision of the cut. 60T to 90T should be fine….more teeth = cleaner cut but with more heat and resistance. I like Infinity, Ridge Carbide, Forrest, Freud Industrial, CMT Industrial, Amana Tool, etc.

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