My aging B&D saw takes a184mm X 16mm bore blade, you wouldnt believe the hassle im having finding a decent blade, its always the same problem - reduction rings !!!
The rings are always slightly too small or have damaged "splines" so they dont grip the blade properly, I've tried screwfix tct pro duty and also toolstation's silverline rubbish - out of 5 sets (9 blades) Ive managed to find 1 where the ring has held. Getting replacements doesnt seem to be a problem - but Im guessing its a fault thats not going to go away.
I use the saw a fair bit mainly ply/chipboard sheets, door trimming and floor boards - but certainly nothing that would justify £150+ for a dewalt or bosh. Has anyone found a decent price/quaility blade - or should I just bin the B&D and get a cheap silverline 30mm bore saw as I now have 6 blades that are useless otherwise. Is it possible to cut straight lines with them or are they as badly made as the blades?