Good thin-kerf blades

What's the best brand of thin kerf 12" blades for a 12" DeWalt sliding com- pound miter saw? It seems like the saw is a bit underpowered and I don't want to use the thicker blades, and the cheap thin blades cut like they're dull from the git go. Maybe you have to live with a blade that has less teeth? I've been using the 60-80 tooth ones.
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bub209 asks:

You're running the same amperage in the DeWalt I'm running in my Bosch, IIRC (15). I don't understand why you're having a problem with power. You're not making a long cut, depth is seldom more than 3", and 15 amps should be more than sufficient to drive a 12" 80 tooth (what I'm currently running). Regardless of blade quality, ANY 12" thin kerf blade is more likely to deflect and screw up your cut than is a full kerf type.
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Perhaps the best brand is Forrest.
But do you want to give up accuracy for speed? Thin kerf blades will flex. If it were me I would stick with the regular kerf and probably a Forrest and feed slower. That said however you might find that a premium regular kerf blade like the Forrest may very cut faster than an average thin kerf blade. As a side note, I once had a Craftsman 1 hp TS. I used thin kerf exclusively but was never really happy with the wavy cuts. My local sharpener talked me in to a regular kerf Systematic blade. I never went back to a thin kerf blade.
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I put the Forrest on mine and it cuts like a buzz saw. Forrest blades are great. max

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yep thin kerf sucks. hell in a 12" chopsaw I would use a 12" 1/8" thick blade and a stiffener myself. forrest makes a huge difference.
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You might be asking too much of the saw. Just be a little more gentle. I can stall the biggest saw if I'm too aggressive with the pull.
Best thin kerf I've used on the TS is a CMT but never tried ot on the cuttoff.
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Echo what others have said - when you need to nibble or clean up a cut, you'll curse the thin kerfs. Until they make a "thick kerf:" blade, I'll stay with my full kerf 60T DeWalt running a negative hook angle.
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On 07 Feb 2005 12:55:35 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (BUB 209) wrote:

I really like my Freud Diablo on my table saw. it's got 80 teeth, and leaves a surface like glass. Price was not excessive, either. Aut inveniam viam aut faciam
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