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Forum topic by sunnybob posted 01-27-2022 08:17 AM 308 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sunnybob

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01-27-2022 08:17 AM

I’m looking for a new blade for my dewalt 745 table saw. It has a 30 mm arbor and uses blades up to 260mm (10 1/2” approx) diameter.

I’m a retired hobbyist with zero knowledge of best types of blade for certain uses and I’m completely confused by online “advice”

I want a saw blade that will cut hardwoods and leave a nice edge. My use can be described as 90% rip, 10% cross cut on boards up to 3” thick.
Plywood cutting is only occasionally and only 1/2” or less thickness.

If anyone can cut through the multiple choice options i would be grateful.

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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 01-27-2022 09:06 AM

This blog post by knotscott should help: Tips for Picking Saw Blades

Don’t use 30mm arbor blades or job site TS anymore, so can’t make any direct recommendations.

Best Luck.

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

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sunnybob

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#2 posted 01-27-2022 11:11 AM

Thats a very in depth article, which has helped me a lot to decide which blade to buy, thanks very much. BUT….. searching the internet I have come up with the closest match to my ideal blade, which is a Festool 575974 blade. It meets all the requirements bar one, the blade tooth design is listed as “PW”, and I can not find any explanation of that design anywhere. Are there any festool owners around who could explain?

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gdaveg

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#3 posted 01-27-2022 01:00 PM

Fe$$tool Lists a PW12. They have a. blade The call “Panther Wood”. It is a metric blade, I see you are from Cypris so may be what you need.

But a real explanation I do not have.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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sunnybob

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#4 posted 01-27-2022 01:18 PM

Yes, thats what I am going to buy (from the UK though, as my choices are very limited here).
From the UK websites they list the teeth style as “PW”, where I was expecting to see FTG.
maybe its their own brand style of tooth?

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