I have a 12" sliding chop saw and would like to buy a new blade for
cross cutting oak, maple, mostly hardwoods.
Mostly fine furniture 2" x 2" legs etc. Do you have suggestions of
blade type and number of teeth, Triple chip etc that give the best
splinter free cut on hardwoods?
I'm very happy with my Infinity Tools Miter Max
12" 90 tooth blade. I don't see much room for
improvement in the smoothness of the cuts. With
a 5 degree negative hook it's ideal for a sliding CMS
and it's on sale from time to time. Infinity is about
the only company I buy any of my blades or bits
from anymore because of the great prices and, in
my opinion, unbeatable quality.
I currently have a Hitachi 90 tooth blade and have been very happy with the
quality of the cuts. Based on my experience with my Forest table saw
blade, the Hitachi probably isn't quite as good but it is only ~$50 at
Lowes so I think it was a pretty good deal.
I have the Hitachi 10" Dewalt 10 bosch 10 and Forrest 10 chopmaster.
Hitachi and Forrest are better by far than other and either would suffice for
paint grade trim work. i use the chopmaster for stain grade trim work. For
furinture the forrest is better but best cuts are from Forrest Woodworker 2 with
cross cut sled on the TS. except for long pieces (which table legs aren't) this
is the way i would go.
What are you cutting and how much of it?
The blade that came with mine is probably Good Enough for about 90% of
the use I give it. When I was doing tons of framing, I bought a 24T
Diablo that made things much faster.
Now I'm considering a Freud LU85 or a Chopmaster, 'cuz I'm doing much
more fine work with it.
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