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Richard S

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Hi Everyone

Was going to order a CMT 40t combination blade from Axminster today but they are out of stock. Has anyone any experience of, or comments to make about the Perform Teflon coated combi blade. Frued is another option but I am trying to avoid Screwup direct. Apart from B and Screw the only alternative I can find localy (Northampton) is Trend. I have used and have faith in many of their products but no experience of their saw blades. Any input would be most welcome. Anyone now where to buy CMT or Frued over the counter within twenty miles or so of Northampton.

Thanks in advance.

Richard
 

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oops!!!

Only posted twice and both times in the wrong forum.

Sorry Guys. I will try to get it right next time.

Richard
 

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Lets hope you dont have the same problem with your cutting :lol: I use freud blades all the time and find them cheap and cut very well and last a while . Why you trying to avoid sf ?
 

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Morning chap,

I use Freud blades on both my table saw and R/A and have done for some years. Freud are blade specialists and their products work very well.
A good timber or builders merchant should carry a stock of good blades.
Alternatively try B&Q, I've bought stuff from them in the past and it's been good quality. It's worth noting when they have discount days as you can save a bob or two and get a better quality blade at the same price as a cheaper one. To be honest I'd avoid a coated blade as the coating only wears off especially if using hardwood. I find that if I have my blades to a saw doctor on a regular basis they work so much better. It's surprising just how quickly they can become dull, particularly if you cut MDF or chip.
Even good oak takes its toll.
It's also worth thinking about changing your blades to suit what you're cutting. Lots of people just run on a TCT all the time but sometimes changing to a HSS for softwood gives a better finish.

Have fun

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richard have you got a machine mart shop local to you they sell frued blades .
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Hi Richard

Why not try MTS Power Tools of Northampton?

They sell the following brands: -

BOSCH
BRIMARC
DELTA
DEWALT
FESTO
FOX
FREUD
LEIGH
MAFFEL
MAKITA
MAKTEC
MILWAUKEE
RECORD
RYOBI
SCHEPPACH
TREND

97 St James Mill Rd,
Northampton
NN5 5JP

01604 751 688

HTH.

Cheers
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Richard,

One thing I forgot to say, and this is on the advice of the saw doctor, is that at the end of the day when you put your saw to bed give the blade a brush over with paraffin. This softens any resin build up which is cleaned off the next cut you make. So just make a cut in a bit of waste stuff before you start. Paraffin also helps keep any rust at bay.

Cheers

Mike H
 

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your advice. Managed to source a Freud blade from MTS in Northampton yesterday. It looks like old stock ( judging from the packaging) and is not teflon coated. However I am very impressed, the quality of cut compared to my original Jet blade has to be seen to be believed. It is fair to say that up to this time I had been mildly disappointed with the Super Saw I purchased earlier this year but not now!
As regards my earlier comment about screwfix it may have been a bit misleading, they have done nothing terrible but they have messed up my last 3 or 4 orders, to be fair they have always sorted them out but I can just do without the hassle.

Thanks again to all.

Richard
 
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