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Old 10-24-2011, 01:44 PM  
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New, sharp, blades are much safer to use, they will not have a tendancy to kick back on you. Please always wear eye protection; and dust mask when cutting ACQ or MDF. I have learned the hard, stubborn way.


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Slow speed could also be caused by too long an extension cord or too light a gauge of cord. Something to think about.


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A new Marathon or Fierd 40 tooth blade is under $10.00. The writing on a blade faces out when you change one.
Trying to run a ciruler saw on a tiny gauge extention cord will not only slow it down it will burn up the saw after awhile.
Go buy a 12 gauge extention cord while you picking up that saw blade.
I'd also never buy a cheap blade at Harbor Freight. Save money and buy a brand name blade.
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Hey, Melissa,
Can you give us a link for those tipped blades?
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I think she was trying to say carbide tipped blade. I have no clue what a toothless saw blade would look like. My guess is she meant a steel plywood blade.
Less teeth courcer but faster cut, fine tooth, slower cut but less tear out.
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A fine blade will fill up the tooth gullets quickly, especially on pine boards, I would go with a coarse bladed blade that has deep gullets to throw off the sawdust. The rubbery stuff is the pitch from the wood, to get rid of it from the blade , remove the blade from the saw and soak the blade in oven cleaner for a few hours or better, overnight. rinse, dry, and go back to work. Dont force the cut, it will dull the blade, let the saw do the work. and , yes, a carbide blade is best
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I would double check to see if your saw takes the blades with the round or the diamond hole,,,and of course check that the blade is mounted properly
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Sometimes, pieces of stuff will get jammed between the blade and the housing. Always check because that has happened to me even with by "big boy" Skil Red Magnesium. Also make sure your blade is not just on properly but the bolt is torqued tight enough.

NEVER use the standard steel blades. Toss them. Get carbide tipped blades. Diablo is reasonably priced at most Home Depot stores.
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I think he has it figured by now.


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