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#1 posted 02-03-2020 02:11 AM

When i comes to blade choices, every one has favorites. Have used many brands. One brand I keep coming back to is Timber Wolf.

Also really like one aspect of the web site > The blade selection reference, even if I buy my blades elsewhere:
https://www.timberwolfblades.com/Blade-Selector.php

When I was starting out, and learning about TPI, tooth styles, widths, etc; the Timber wolf selector table easily answered every question, without needing to search all over the WWW. Everything you need to know about recommended blade for any thickness, cut type, or size saw; is listed in ONE page.

The blade selector by cut type is handy:
https://www.timberwolfblades.com/Blade-Selector.php#cut

IMHO – The 3 blade assortment packs are great way to properly equip your shop based on your upcoming project list. YMMV

PS – Just because the list recommends different blades for different cuts, it does not mean it is required to have a large blade assortment. There are general purpose blades, just like combination blade on table saw. Many folks need 2-3 different blades max. But it you want the best cut edge quality in thin stock (more TPI), or less time spent gnawing through 4” thick lumber (less TPI); having the right blade makes it easier and more fun to work wood. :-)

Best luck with your new tool/toy!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967


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