Need recommendations for full kerf table saw blade

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Forum topic by Strohman posted 06-02-2017 01:28 PM 882 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2017 01:28 PM

I’m new to this forum but I have noticed that many times when I look for info on Google I end up on a thread for this site.
I recently purchased a Delta Contractor Table Saw. It came with a full kerf Delta blade and a riving knife that requires a full kerf blade. A thinner riving knife isn’t available so I need to stick with full kerf blades. I can’t find anything at Lowes or Home Depot, so I guess I will have to order something.

I would like some recommendations for a full kerf blade that will do a good job, and hopefully not cost a fortune. I found old threads on this topic, but they were many years old and new products come out all the time.

Any help would be appreciated!

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#1 posted 06-02-2017 02:46 PM

There are some good values…I have always had good luck with Forrest and Freud blades. The WWII from Forrest is a lot of bang for the buck. Seems expensive at first, but it will last a long time, and maintain an edge for a long time. That is where the value is IMO.

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#2 posted 06-02-2017 03:01 PM

I used Freud at first. Then I bought a Forrest which has outlasted the Freud blades by about 3:1 margin before needing sharpening. Can’t speak any others.

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#3 posted 06-02-2017 04:28 PM

I’ve found the Freud blades get dull relatively fast. I’ve been using a Tenryu blade, I liked it so much, I bought a second as a backup to use when I send the first one out to be resharpened. It’s been on the saw for a year and it’s just starting to get dull. The Frueds lasted me only a few months.

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