On 12/3/2013 10:47 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:> On Tue, 03 Dec 2013
>> On 12/3/2013 8:06 PM, Larry Kraus wrote:
>>>> I rip a lot of 2 by stock (white pine) and I'd like to upsize the
>>>> blade. I like my Diablo 40 tooth 7 1/4" but it is a hair too small
>>>> Sears "cut your fingers off" radial arm.
>>>> I've got a variety of old carbides in 8" and 10", but I've grown
>>>> the narrow kerf.
>>>> What's decent on a budget? I'm in a big city, Atlanta, so I have a
>>>> number of places to s
>>> Freud LU83R008 works very well on a RAS. Seems to have gone up in
>>> price lately, but still available for about $40 at Tool Barn:
>> Well. I've learned a lot about saw blades.
>> For one thing, everyone recommended some variety of Freud Iindustrial.
> Well, you did say that you were on a budget. Otherwise the
> recommendation would probably be Forrest or Ridge. ;-)
Yes, I figured I was getting the best of the "bottom end". It's good
enough for me.
I'd rather spend the blade money toward a change of equipment. I'm
thinking of a mid range table saw and a compound sliding miter saw.
Theoretically the radial arm can do compound angled cuts, but the set up
is difficult and takes a lot of tweaking, at least it does on my stump
I built my euro style (not face frame) kitchen cabinets with a battery
operated 5" skilsaw and a straightedge.