Hi, I've just bought a used Axminster BTS10PP saw, no idea what the blade is
going like but think I'll probably replace it anyway. Probably expecting a
bit much from a single blade but anyone got any recommendations for a
general purpose blade that will also cope with sheet plywood ?
Have a look at blades made by CMT and Freud. They are quite widely
available in the size that this saw uses - 250mm dia x 30mm bore.
Something like Axminster p/n 300123, which is a 40tooth CMT blade would
be reasonable for general purpose, then 300133 for a finer 60 tooth
blade if you want that for sheet material work.
Finally laid aside the original blade in my Jet Supersaw and fitted one
Not much to say really, cuts freely - was ripping pine boards to width
Nope, get a couple of blades. 40 tooth general purpose, 25 for big
rips and a real 80 for plywood. Your cut quality will improve and
you'll gain at least an inch on usable rip depth in heavy timber.
The BTS10PP is a good little saw, especially if you can manage to have
the old clear guard and the new non-wobbly fence! The stand and
extensions are worth buying as add-ons, if you don't already have them
(with the PP you should have).
Blade change is a pain though. I left the sheet underneath off
permanently, otherwise you have to separate the body and stand each
time. If you really this sheet to keep your fingers out of the blade,
you're probably dead already.
My apologies for doing a minor hijack, but with the cost of new blades
of this general size is it worth getting TC blades repaired/serviced ?
I've just completed a modification to my wooden garage and have a
couple of slightly chipped teeth from hitting old nails when recycling
some of the timbers. The blade works fine but has probably paid for
itself anyway as it is at least 5 years old.
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