I must be lucky because the blades I have are 36 teeth 1/16th kerf.
I even fired up the saw to make a test cut(in pain)through some very
knotty 2X4 and it went through like butter.
The Makita hypoid saw really works well also it has a rip fence
attachment to make long cuts almost as well as a table saw. I'm a
happy camper. I'm hoping I can get the doctor to fix me so I can
start building some Bolger boats soon. I wish I had some oak scrap
to test the blade on now. I know, I'll get my wife to build a brick
and get started so I can fulfill myself vicariously through her. It
will never work because she will chip a fingernail and that will be
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Harry James <welshman@p...> wrote:
> I went back to the Western web site and found that the Econ blade
> > John
> > A quick scout of the Western Home page should the 7 1/4 MAT714
on sale for
> > $22.99. There is another blade called the MAT 714econ for $8.99.
> > the $22.99 blade is the one that Dave sells, and the $8.99 is a
> > general use blade. It could also be that a clerk got confused and
> > $8.99 price on blades where it shouldn't be. The blade that I
have that I
> > bought from Dave just says Matsushita, 7 1/4 1/16 kerf 5/8 arbor.
> > Curiousity has overwhelmed me and I am going to order one of each.
> > The blade I have from Dave has absoulutely no competitor in
> > kind of laminate or plywood. I do find I get a better glue line
rip in real
> > wood with my Freud thin kerf ripping blade.
> > HJ