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#1 posted 10-25-2018 06:29 PM



For your stated purpose, I suggest you shop Home Depot and get these two blades:
Diabo, 10”x 60 tooth, D1060X Fine Finish blade, for 40 dollars
Diable, 10” x 40 tooth, D1040X, General Purpose blade, for 30 dollars

I use these blades often, and find great results. I have an assortment of pricey blades, collected over the years, for a 3hp cabinet saw. It is the $40 Diablo 60T that I leave on the saw as my general purpose blade.

You can spend twice this combined purchase on one higher priced blade, but you said you were looking to get started, and I do not think you need to spend at that level on a first blade.

If you elect to spend a little more, get a 24T blade and try it out for ripping. Then next, go for an 80T to get an even finer cut. Still though, I would say you can go with moderately priced blades from your big box home improvement store.

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- jimintx

I was also going to recommend the $30 Diablo blades from HD. That’s what sits on my table saw and compound miter saw. I usually clean up the cuts on a jointer anyways, but even a hand plane and a $30 blade is more than enough for a hobbyist IMO.


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