Wealden certainly make good router cutters but I've never tried their circular saw blades, I have a funny feeling I remember someone mentioning that their blades were made by another company but I could be wrong. They certainly look pretty good value for money.mynamehere":2tklt3ih said:I bought a few router cutters from Wealdon and have been very happy with the quality, they make/sell circular saw blades as well, are they as good as their cutters?
I'd like to think if you're buying a new blade it's at least sharp out of the packet! :lol:RobinBHM":jzys477y said:I personally find blade sharpness is almost more important than blade type for quality of cut.
A new one is possibly not too bad if it has been made to a good standard, I'm surprised you managed to pick one up to be honest. If you're only cutting 5.5mm plywood with it there shouldn't be too much of a worry with using it as it's not really a heavy-load application like ripping down 3" timbers where a lot of strain is put onto the blade where it can cause all sorts of issues.John Brown":2qrunbmw said:I just bought a all steel blade with 80 teeth for an old hand held circular saw. I bought it for cutting some 5.5mm ply, as the tc blade I had only had about 16 teeth. It's only 160mm diameter, if memory serves. Should I be cautious about this? I didn't realise all steel blades were considered dangerous.
I'm guessing it's because they're always a set diameter such as 300mm, whilst say bandsaws can vary in the length drastically between machines so it is better to measure an inch of the blade rather than count 389 teeth on a single blade, since a 300mm blade is always 300mm it is measured by how many teeth are on the whole blade.RichardG":10nvofs8 said:One question that has always puzzled me is why circular saw blades are sold by the number of teeth and not TPI? A 200mm blade with 80 teeth will be finer than a 300mm blade with up 80 teeth so wouldn’t TPI be better?
I'd like to echo this. Quite a few of my fellow woodworkers don't really pay much attention to their blade choice and it seems to me to be fairly critical to getting good resultsTrainee neophyte":2ggikmts said:I am continually suprise at how much time and effort people will put into this forum, for no obvious benefit to themselves.
The people who make threads like this are heroes IMHO just for the injuries that their efforts prevent. Thankyou very much.Trainee neophyte":59jbgs14 said:I am continually suprise at how much time and effort people will put into this forum, for no obvious benefit to themselves.