12" Chop saw blade - BEST TYPE


I have a 12" sliding chop saw and would like to buy a new blade for cross cutting oak, maple, mostly hardwoods. Mostly fine furniture 2" x 2" legs etc. Do you have suggestions of blade type and number of teeth, Triple chip etc that give the best splinter free cut on hardwoods?
Connor
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I use a Forrest Chopmaster with 80 tooth, smooth as glass cuts every time
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Ditto SH
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Email Forrest with your question.

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Connor Aston wrote:

Forrest Chopmaster
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wrote:

The Forrest Chopmaster is quite a hot rod.
Barry
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I'm very happy with my Infinity Tools Miter Max 12" 90 tooth blade. I don't see much room for improvement in the smoothness of the cuts. With a 5 degree negative hook it's ideal for a sliding CMS and it's on sale from time to time. Infinity is about the only company I buy any of my blades or bits from anymore because of the great prices and, in my opinion, unbeatable quality.
Bruce
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I currently have a Hitachi 90 tooth blade and have been very happy with the quality of the cuts. Based on my experience with my Forest table saw blade, the Hitachi probably isn't quite as good but it is only ~$50 at Lowes so I think it was a pretty good deal.

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I have the Hitachi 10" Dewalt 10 bosch 10 and Forrest 10 chopmaster.
Hitachi and Forrest are better by far than other and either would suffice for paint grade trim work. i use the chopmaster for stain grade trim work. For furinture the forrest is better but best cuts are from Forrest Woodworker 2 with cross cut sled on the TS. except for long pieces (which table legs aren't) this is the way i would go.
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What are you cutting and how much of it?
The blade that came with mine is probably Good Enough for about 90% of the use I give it. When I was doing tons of framing, I bought a 24T Diablo that made things much faster.
Now I'm considering a Freud LU85 or a Chopmaster, 'cuz I'm doing much more fine work with it.
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