Saw Blade Recoomend.

Hey Guys,
I have about 140 ft. of Brazilian Cherry 3x3/4" Flooring to rip down to 1-3/4" wide. What blade would you use for this task. My standard Dewalt blade on my table-saw just smokes after 3 ft.
Thanks in Advance
Chef
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Chef,
Haven't seen any posts from you in quite awhile... As for the DeWalt blade, check it for residue build-up. Even a little will cause it to bind and smoke as you're seeing. Grab some Green or Orange stuff or plain old 409 and a small brass brush. Set the blade in a pan so its covered, let it soak then scrub it clean until all the residue is removed. That should start a string of responses on what to use for cleaning blades....
If the blade is dull and you want to replace it, there's any number of good blades available - another long thread. I won't tell you to do a Google, you already know that but I also know you want the best, so go for the WoodWorkers II, regular kerf (1/8") in either the 30T (for ripping thick stock) or 40T if you prefer a combo blade. The 30T is better for materials that are 2" thick or greater and the 40T will provide excellent ripping plus cross-cutting. Either blade is around $100 (typical).
Less expensive ($50) but an excellent blade is the Freud 24T rip blade, FTB. Then there's the Amana, Systemic, etc. etc...
Just use a crow-bar on the wallet and go here: http://www.stores.yahoo.com/forrestman / http://www.forrestsawblades.com /
Bob S.

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Lee VA;lley Has some standaard kjerf ripping blades for $30 on sale now. I bought two and like them. But then I am ripping walnut not Braz. Cherry.
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 16:52:10 GMT, "Master Chef Richard Campbell"

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You might want to get it sharpened.

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Great smooth cut, great price, holds an edge.
Cheers, Gary
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