I use Freud blades as well. Generally thin-kerf, as my tablesaw is only an 8" 1200w (I think), and they seem to cut much better than standard blades. A 16 tooth blade will rip pretty easily through most stuff
Yip same spec, mines a little newer but that's irrelevant.Hi Artie
My SIP 01332 saw is probably similar is spec to yours 250 blade, 2.2kw motor and it's a good 15 years old at least
That's a useful link.
I can’t compare with others (eg Freud) as I haven5 used the others but I got a couple of Saxton blades (60 &100 tooth) when I bought my Evolution tablesaw and the blades have had no trouble ripping what I’ve thrown at them. Interestingly (and I know this probably isn’t best thing to do) the 100 tooth ripped 70mm softwood at 2.4 m lengths several times quite happily. The evolution equates to approx 2.4hp so the OP’s machine/blade sounds to be struggling more than my Evolution and 100 tooth and thicker woodBtw anyone care to comment on Saxton blades??
I've used them for a while, mainly for multi-saw blades. Own brand, good quality, good service.Btw anyone care to comment on Saxton blades??
Seem good value on eBay.
My mitre saw needs a new blade 210mm thinking 40t
How fresh are the belts that are transmitting the power from the motor to the saw arbour?
Another sanity check. I'm not sure if the saw has belt drive? if so, is it good condition and tight .
The same belt has been on it all the time I've had it, <> 5 years.SNAP!! lol
Definately not aimed at anyone but........When they picked up the Sedwick for part exchange they were shocked to find it had the original blade but but half the teeth missing and two out of the three drive belts snapped
The same goes with any machine that has a consumable part, people will use bandsaw blades, jigsaw blades, planer knives, cutters and even sanding belts way beyond their effective life expectancy and then act shocked when something breaks.I'm amazed by the "it's not to bad" attitude to saw blade sharpness. I get through at least 3-4 blades a week, if my thumb doesn't catch properly on a blade, it's blunt, quality of cut is everything. Dull blades cause tearout, chipping on MFC, bows and wobble cuts, un wanted angles, burns, just swap it early.