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elsmandino

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Hello,

I recently bought a Mac Allister plunge saw and note that it comes with a 165mm 24-tooth TCT blade.

I have yet to use the thing but thought I would do a bit of research first, before using it.

I am glad I did, now, as I am not convinced that the blade that came with the saw is the best.

I would be really grateful for any general advice on what additional blades I might need to buy.
 

sammy.se

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What kind of wood/material will you be cutting? And what will you be making?

That would influence your choice of blade.

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Exclusively wood.

I have a new kitchen tabletop that I would like to cut to size, plus I need to replace some of the supporting frame.

I also need to cut some wood to size to replace parts for a side gates.
 

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I have a similar macallister saw, the blade that came with it is fine. Not the finest cut, but not terrible either.
 

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They are obviously built to a price. A lot depends what you plan to cut and the finish you require. I would at least try the blade. In my plunge saw there is a quick blade change mechanism and I use a variety of blades. For fine work, high quality blades with a lot of teeth are your friend. Much better finish and minimal break out. I probably have 60 tooth tct in most of the time, but also have much finer. If I am using my track saw, speed is not of the essence and cuts are rarely deeper than 22mm. I am mainly interested in quality of cut. In your shoes I would probably hunt on line for a 48 tooth or 60 tooth Freud. Somewhere around the £22 mark. Or this pair which gives you 48 and 60 for £23. https://www.its.co.uk/pd/302513-160mm-x ... gLYOvD_BwE
 

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I should add that I am using a Mafell and I use Mafell blades in it. Never used a MacAllister. But all plunge saws do much the same and money spent on decent blades is usually worth it if you do any kind of volume of work.
 

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Can be guaranteed to not be a good blade. You could get away with probably anything from Screwfix/the big shops, or if you want to be guaranteed good quality, anything from the usual suspects, Bosch/Makita/Dewalt.

elsmandino":3hy77ffq said:
Hello,

I recently bought a Mac Allister plunge saw and note that it comes with a 165mm 24-tooth TCT blade.

I have yet to use the thing but thought I would do a bit of research first, before using it.

I am glad I did, now, as I am not convinced that the blade that came with the saw is the best.

I would be really grateful for any general advice on what additional blades I might need to buy.
 

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Bit of an update - the bore size on my saw is 20mm. Bought a 60-tooth blade from Screwfix and was pretty impressed with the quality of the cut.
 

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Google these if you're still looking:

BOSCH TOP PRECISION 165 20T WOOD 2608642385

BOSCH TOP PRECISION  WOOD 165 32T 2608642386

There's a 48T version too.
 

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