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Forum topic by Winny94 posted 04-22-2021 09:04 PM 549 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Winny94

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04-22-2021 09:04 PM

Gov’t decided to give me a little of my money back, so I want to upgrade a couple blades. Seems Ridge Carbide is a good value/high quality option, but seems the most teeth they offer on the TS2000 line is 48. Anyone know why they dont offer a 60 or 80 tooth option? Has anyone used their radial arm blade on a table saw?

Unrelated bonus question to save bandwidth – Given the level of blade im looking at (not top of the line price range, but better than the big box offerings), what dado stacks should I be looking at?


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metolius

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#1 posted 04-22-2021 09:28 PM

RC’s 80 tooth option is the “Melacrafter” with negative rake.

I only own the 24T ts2000 super rip blade. Its amazing; instead of sawdust, it makes fluffy shavings.

-- derek / oregon

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tvrgeek

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#2 posted 04-22-2021 10:42 PM

And who here can answer that? Maybe cause their bread and butter is their universal blade. One of the better do everything not very well blades. Beats a Fusion, but I sold mine. I am a convert. Right blade for the job.

So, instead of wondering, CMT, Amana, Freud all make very nice 60 and 80 tooth blades as well as very good 24 tooth rib lades. I will look t that RC rip if I ever need a new one.

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xedos

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#3 posted 04-22-2021 11:11 PM

It prob. has to do with what they can sell , reliably, at a profit.

Freud’s super dado is a good choice at @ $150. If you have a SawStop, the DeWalt DW7670 is a better choice.

TVR – I agree with you in principle on right blade f/ job.. Sometimes, folks just don’t want to be hassled or take the time to undo their dust shrouds, inserts and blade for one or two cuts. That’s where a 40t combo can earn it’s keep.

In fact ,my TS2000 and Freud Fusion both cut as well or better than my dedicated Forrest Duraline in melamine. And they cost 2 – 3x less ! And one or two rips in 8/4 + produces nice results. If I’m going to be dimensioning lots of rough lumber all day, then I’ll put on a dedicated rip blade.

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Winny94

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#4 posted 04-22-2021 11:39 PM



And who here can answer that? Maybe cause their bread and butter is their universal blade. One of the better do everything not very well blades. Beats a Fusion, but I sold mine. I am a convert. Right blade for the job.

So, instead of wondering, CMT, Amana, Freud all make very nice 60 and 80 tooth blades as well as very good 24 tooth rib lades. I will look t that RC rip if I ever need a new one.

- tvrgeek


Evidently the owner is very personable and responsive so I imagine there are several people here who can answer it

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 04-23-2021 10:29 AM

I use the Ridge TS 2000 (40 tooth) on my table saw, and it suits me just fine. But I have used my RAS blade (negative hook, mine is a Freud LU91) occasionally. Mostly if I need the very smoothest cut (I also have a Freud 80 tooth that works just as well) but more often on those rare times i cut plexiglass, acrylic, melamine/laminate, or UHMW and such. The negative tooth cuts with quite a bit less chip out on the harder materials. No idea about the higher tooth count TS2000, but I imagine it’s related to market demand.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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ibewjon

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#6 posted 04-23-2021 12:19 PM

I use a ras for cross cuts, and use the table saw for ripping. Each with the proper blade, so less blade swapping. Call John at Ridge, I am sure he can tell you why. And with enough requests, he might add it to the offerings.

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