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Posted on Never used a blade dampener before but interested. Can they be used on miter saws as well?

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#1 posted 11-19-2018 05:20 PM

For better or worse I have always had stiffeners on the table saw blade, but not on the miter saw. I do have a laser on the miter saw though which is really helpful.

The biggest issue with using a stiffener on the inside of the blade next to the arbor is the offset. I have different zero insert plates for saw blades and dado stacks since I take the stiffener off on the dado in order to get all of the blades on and still have room for the tightening nut.

Also, you can’t raise the blade up as high with a stiffener since it will hit the bottom of the insert plate.

Once again, it depends on what you are used to. I’ve always had this set up so it doesn’t bother me and it doesn’t take any longer when I’m changing blade set ups.

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