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Offline benwheeler

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Table saw blades in Australia
« on: August 04, 2015, 10:28 PM »
I've seen at least one thread recently about table saw blades, but want to specifically ask Aussies about their experiences of locally available table saw blades.

I recently got a CMT laminate blade for my shiny new Sawstop, and have been extremely impressed with it, especially since the ZCI that came on the saw is bit ragged, so the blade is producing completely clean cuts (so far) without support from underneath.

I'd like to invest in some decent blades to cover various situations - I'll mainly be working with ply and MDF at this point, but there'll be some hardwood too. I'm happy to splash the cash if necessary, as quality is currently my #1 concern. I'd also be happy to hear about anyone's experiences of 8" dado stacks.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom!

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Offline Kev

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Re: Table saw blades in Australia
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 11:14 PM »
I'd be curious whether the blade material was a critical factor in the SawStop's function and whether there's an approved list of blades.

I've always had a lot of respect for FLAI blades. Promac distribute them locally.

Offline benwheeler

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Re: Table saw blades in Australia
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 12:56 AM »
Good point Kev, I'll have to check that. I'm pretty sure the list of incompatible blades is not enormous - just certain coatings are a no-no.

Offline benwheeler

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Re: Table saw blades in Australia
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 01:05 AM »
Here's a Flai blade that is apparently somewhat multi-purpose.. Have you used these ones Kev?

http://justtools.com.au/flai-250mm-type-u-saw-blade-lu00250040030

Offline Kev

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Re: Table saw blades in Australia
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2015, 02:41 AM »
Here's a Flai blade that is apparently somewhat multi-purpose.. Have you used these ones Kev?

http://justtools.com.au/flai-250mm-type-u-saw-blade-lu00250040030

I've used the Mustang ... which I'm pretty certain is available in a 254mm, but I can't see it on Justtools web site.

(I used the 9" turned upside down in a Hitachi in a table and also in a smaller 7")

It'll cut through anything and also gives a superb cut.

FLAI aren't cheap, but they certainly do what they say on the tin. I'd have no hesitation with the U blade if it's safe in your SawStop.

I'd probably still switch to a less expensive blade for hack ripping.