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knotscott

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#1 posted 07-29-2018 10:50 PM


OK your comments helped me a lot. I will buy two blades, one for ripping (24T) and one for crosscut.

For crosscut on my table saw, based on what Knotscott said I should buy a general purpose blade (40T/50T) ? 60T like Freud LU88 is for miter saw ?

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A 40T or 50T blade might be acceptable depending on your requirements, but a good 60T crosscut blade will leave less tearout than a 40T or 50T, plus will be much better in plywood/sheetgoods if the need ever arises. If all else is equal, more teeth tends to equate to a cleaner cut, but with more heat and tendency to burn in thicker ripping (not a concern if you get a 24T ripper for those tasks). The LU88 is an excellent choice IMO and is well suited for your task….the Freud Diablo D1060x is very similar for less money, but with a bit less carbide, meaning fewer resharpenings. If you’re going to spring for two blades, I’d definitely get a good 24T and a good 60T.

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