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Blades for new slider11/22
We’ve just ordered a new Minimax 315 to replace a Grizzly cabinet saw, so we need all new blades.
I’ve rarely been disappointed by any quality blades from the big companies, Ie Freud CMT
I’ve also been really happy with Everlasting and Popular tools.
We work primarily with melamine and prefinished maple ply, but still do a fair amount of work with solid stock.
Do I still need a negative hook melamine blade now that I have a machine with scoring?
Any certain manufacturers you swear by?
I’ve found that kerfs on the 12” blades vary from .125 up to .17. Can I stick with all .125 or should I go thicker?
Congratulations on new saw, I have had the same one now for about ten years.
FS tool. have a 12" 100t ATB in the slider now without the scoring blade, cuts fantastic
I like FS tools XL series of blades. This is the one I use on my slider when using a scoring blade. part #S23302, FS Tool XL4000
It is also a good general purpose blade for sheet stock. I mostly cut solid on the band saw so this blade is always in the saw unless I am cutting veneer faced sheets then I use a ATB blade.
Years ago we made the switch to Forrest and never tried any other blade since then. They were far superior to what we used before. (CMT, Freud)
Also, they will sharpen their blades for a reasonable fee.
We use FS &/or Leuco blades. Have tried others but these have been consistently good. Your sharpening service will make all the difference in your results. Ours picks up and drops off every Friday.