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Posted on Should I be worried about a few damaged blade teeth?

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#1 posted 06-06-2018 04:13 PM

Buy a true cross-cut blade rather than another combination blade. As it is, I do take the time to swap out blades for ripping operations, so I m interested to hear feedback on this one.

- Dustin

If you re swapping blades when you switch between cross-cutting and ripping, I don t see any reason to stick with a combination blade. I get much better results with dedicated X-cut and rip blades.

- HokieKen


That was my thought, but wanted some input. I know the difference in ripping from the combo blade to rip blade is night and day. Would you say it’s a fairly dramatic improvement in cross cutting? I do already use a sled for these operations to avoid bottom/back tearout.

Either way, I’ll likely have this blade serviced as it’s too good to let go (plus, nice to have a backup).

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