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Bud Kay
03-03-2010, 09:51 PM
I'm going to be making some taper cuts in 2x2 red oak for some table legs. I get a nice chip free, clean cut in oak ply with my 40 tooth Diablo blade, bud I'm wondering if I should change to a 24 tooth for the solid stock???


Bud

Burt
03-03-2010, 11:44 PM
I'm going to be making some taper cuts in 2x2 red oak for some table legs. I get a nice chip free, clean cut in oak ply with my 40 tooth Diablo blade, bud I'm wondering if I should change to a 24 tooth for the solid stock???


Bud

Bud,

I'm not sure there is a right and a wrong answer here. To get the most out of any saw a variety of blades is best. For work like legs, I like to use the largest number of teeth possible that delivers a burn free cut and doesn't over work the saw.

Under normal conditions, I would expect that to be a 24 tooth blade if I'm using a 8 1/4" blade. The catch is no 2 pieces of wood are identical. A 40 tooth blade may be fine for the job.

Burt

Randal Stevenson
03-04-2010, 02:39 AM
Burt, beside blade/teeth configuration, any tips on speed?

Bud Kay
03-04-2010, 09:12 AM
Thanks, Burt. I have some extra length on the 2x2 stock, so I'll make a test cut with the 40 tooth. If I get any burn, I'll give the 24 a try.

Bud

Bud Kay
03-06-2010, 01:49 PM
40 tooth worked fine - no burn & clean cut.


Bud

Burt
03-06-2010, 05:29 PM
Burt, beside blade/teeth configuration, any tips on speed?

Randal,

As a general rule, the slower the speed, the better the cut. If you move to slowly, the wood will burn. I usually just listen and keep the saw happy.


Burt

staceyw
05-12-2010, 05:04 AM
Why does Diablo 8-8 1/4" blades say 8 to 8-1/4? The diameter is actually just 8". What gives on the 1/4"?

Burt
05-12-2010, 10:54 AM
Why does Diablo 8-8 1/4" blades say 8 to 8-1/4? The diameter is actually just 8". What gives on the 1/4"?

Maybe it is like a 2 x 4?

sean9c
05-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Some saws call for an 8" blade some for a 8-1/4", Freud makes one blade (8") for both applications.
One day, out of curiosity, I went to the store and measured blade diameters against the size on the package. Diablo's were the most undersize. Smaller size, less material in the blade, lower cost for manufacturer. Also less cutting depth for user.