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SVB

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Folks,

Perhaps a silly question but I am happy to wave my newbie flag.

Are mitre saw blades the same as table saw blades or are there differences in the set of the teeth etc than mean they cannot be interchanged?

i.e. is a 300mm dia 45 tooth blade standard? (I realise there are specialist blades for non-ferrous etc but these are clearly marked).

Many thanks for any help!
Simon
 

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AFAIK Mitre saw blades have to be negative rake to avoid the teeth biting and throwing the work in your face.
 

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They often have an odd number of teeth, as well. My mitre blade has 72 teeth but my table saw blades have 24, 50 and 80 teeth. Go figure.

Ed :)
 

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Ok - Now I am confused. While at the show, I spoke to the APTC rep on the white stand and the Matika rep on his stand. They both told me that the blades were interchangable (although did point out I should make sure they were the same diameter :roll: ).

I don't know why but I am still uncertain despite being told by the manufactures it is ok - should I be worried or believe them and press on?

Simon.
 

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I believe the kerf thickness must be taken into account. Some mitre saw blades are 2.8 kerf which might be too narrow for your riving knife!
 
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