I have a shiny new Crapsman contractor's saw with what I guess is a 1.5 HP
motor. I've spent a great deal of time tweaking it, and it's lined up
I can't afford one yet, but it's time to start thinking about a WWII. I'm
lazy, so this will be the blade I leave on the saw 99% of the time. It's
hard to say whether I do more ripping or crosscutting. I do a lot of both,
and am looking for the best compromise between smooth crosscuts and
fast-as-possible glue line rips.
I've decided on a full sized kerf, but I'm debating teeth. My regular user
blade has been a 50T Freud TK960, which I've been happy with for some time.
I just put that blade on my new saw, after having been using the new saw
with its stock 24T blade for awhile, and I realized that ripping with a 50T
blade pretty much sucks.
Forrest's site says "* Use 30T version if ripping mostly 2" - 3" Thick
Well, I won't be. The local lumber yard only stocks 4/4, so that's what I
use. I might have some reason to get something thicker some day, but it's
not going to be a standard practice. I expect to cut mostly 4/4, and the
occasional tuba stock. OTOH, I have a comparatively wimpy motor.
So whaddaya think? 40T or 30T?
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