Recommend blades for table saw and miter saw setup for hybrid woodworking?

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Forum topic by SMP posted 02-11-2019 07:10 PM 341 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2019 07:10 PM

I currently have a general purpose 40t on my table saw (delta contractor) and the stock blade on my Dewalt sliding double bevel miter saw(12”). I have a finer blade(80t) for my table saw from when before I had the miter saw. I was previously doing various things, diy, woodworking, construction types of things and my blades are pretty chewed up from construction lumber, OSB, MDF, reclaimed barn wood with hidden nails, etc. I am shifting more towards hybrid woodworking and would like to setup the table saw to rip but be able to cut plywood decently (Still build occasional cabinets, etc), and have the miter saw for clean crosscuts(still do occasional crown molding etc). I can throw the stock blade back in for decking/flooring. What would you recommend for blades I could leave in the Table saw and miter saw for work flow. I am more hybrid, trying to use mainly hand tools, but power tools for dimensioning, taking a shaving off a board a bit too long, etc. I have used Freud & Freud Diablo blades with good luck, but am open to other brands within readonable costs.


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#1 posted 02-11-2019 07:48 PM

You could look into a combination blade. I have a Freud 40T glue line rip which (when sharp) will do pretty good xcuts as well as plywood.

That, plus a 60-80 for ply should suffice.

Check that 80T miter saw blade if it is a negative kerf I wouldn’t use it in a table saw.

On the miter saw, I think you’ll find they are either 80-100T or construction blades.

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#2 posted 02-11-2019 08:11 PM

I’ve always had good results using the thin kerf Freud blades. Mostly hybrid hobbyist work with 110v machines.

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#3 posted 02-11-2019 09:43 PM

Put a Freud, 80T negative rake blade on the miter saw and a Dewalt, 50T combination on the table saw.

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#4 posted 02-11-2019 10:58 PM

You will want a zero clearance inset for your table saw, that will help a lot with cutting plywood. I decent combination blade should work ok, but ripping and plywood use about as different of blades as you can get. Ripping uses very few teeth, most blades are 24 teeth, plywood uses a lot of teeth to get a smooth cut, 80 or more teeth. Plywood will also dull the blade faster

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#5 posted 02-12-2019 12:09 AM

I use a 80T on my 10” table saw, with a zero clearance throat. And a 96T in my 12” miter saw. I like the higher tooth count to minimize tear out. Seems like a lot of woodworkers like the 30-40T combo blade. Maybe they don’t like changing out the blades.

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