Freud 12 inch 96 Tooth Crosscutting Saw Blade Review
This Freud 12’’ 96 tooth crosscutting saw blade is made for glass-smooth finishes on both soft and hard woods. There’s no sanding needed after the cut.
Its high density carbide provides a sharp edge and a flawless finish, dramatically increasing its cutting life. The micro-grains are much smaller and high density for less wear.
It’s got laser-cut anti-vibration vents, that are responsible for the flawless finish, but they also help produce as little noise as possible.
It features a tri-metal brazing which is an innovative method of sandwiching copper between layers of silver alloy that give extra flexibility and impact resistance.
Its blades are coated for protection against corrosion and pitch build-up, which is another feature improving the cut and prolonging the saw’s life span.
Finally, it has a reduced kickback design, minimizing the effect of dangerous kickbacks, if they happen.
- Glass-smooth finishing
- No sanding required
- Unique side grind for polishing the material
- Anti-vibration vents
- Perma-shield coating for protection
- Ideal material thickness is from 1/4’’ to 1-5/8’’
The Freud 12’’ 96 tooth saw blade really does make the perfect glass cuts, leaving the surface polished and shiny. It feels really sturdy, promising a long lasting life and cut quality.
Dewalt DW3128P5 Miter Saw Blade
The DEWALT DW3128P5 32T ATB crosscutting saw blade comes in a 2 pack. This tougher tungsten carbide saw stays sharper longer and gives a smooth and fast cut with its thin kerf.
Its accuracy is improved by computer calculated balanced plates, reducing vibration and giving a better finish.
In a standard purchase, you get one 80 teeth blade and one 32 teeth, providing you with more versatility. The 32 teeth one is made for general purpose, while 80 teeth will give you a finer finish.
Both saws are 12’’ in diameter.
It also features an anti-stick coating which reduces friction by a huge amount, giving the cut incredible speed and neatness.
Its construction grade carbide provides jobsite durability while the ultra sharp blades further enhance the cut quality.
- Two saws included, one 80 teeth for fine finish and other 32 for general purpose
- Anti-stick coating on both
- Incredible durability due to the tough tungsten carbide build
- Improved balance
- Reduced vibration
- Both are 12’’ in diameter, so you might need a larger tool to use them
DEWALT provides this product with a 3 year limited warranty, proving the durability and the quality of its build. Its highly recommended by most users.
Hitachi 115435 10’’ 60T Fine Finish VPR Miter Saw Blade Review
This HITACHI 115435 VPR miter saw blade is excellent for both softwood and hardwood, and all kinds of lumber or plywood and MDF, providing a high quality finish in all cases. It is also good for OSB or oriented strand boards, which is known in the U.K. as aspenite, sterling, or flakeboard.
The saw is compatible with all miter saws and can produce a maximum 5,800 RPM which is quite significant and important for fine finishes.
It has been balanced with high precision against tension to reduce the blade vibration during cutting, especially useful when cutting hardwood.
Its 10 inches or 250mm in diameter, so it is usable for most gadgets often used at home or at construction sites. The thickness is .094’’ or 2.4mm, contributing to its precision enormously.
The blade has 60 teeth, which is somewhere in between a general purpose saw and a finer finish, leaning in favor of the other naturally.
- Compatible with all miter saws
- 60 teeth
- 10 inches in diameter
- A maximum of 5,800 RPM
- .094 inches thick
- Balanced against tension
- Usable on all types of softwood and hardwood
- Excellent for oriented strand boards
- Warranty varies
- Seems not to be the most durable blade on the market
This Hitachi premium VPR blade is another example of high quality Japanese steel, providing precision and fine cuts. It’s recommended for most users.
Forrest CM10806105 Miter Blade Review
The Forrest CM10806105 chopmaster is a ATBR miter and radical saw blade. It’s made of double hard C-4 carbide 40% stronger than the usual kind, promising up to 4 times longer life in-between every sharpening.
The saw blade is 10 inches in diameter and has 80 teeth. This is very important as it stands for a fine finish, though it may not be best suited for general use.
It features a 20° face hook providing an easy feed.
Also, it provides second-step finish, requiring no jointing or sanding afterwards, which saves a lot of time and effort.
The blade uses a 5/8 inch arbor, and is usable on all miters as well as a radical saw blade.
The prolonged sharpening duration will pay off quickly, as the blade stays sharp 4 times longer than an average saw, which prolongs its life by that much.
- 80 Tooth
- 10 inches in diameter
- ATBR miter and also serves as a radical saw blade
- Double hard C-4 carbide
- Prolonged sharpen life
- Smooth finish requires no jointing or sanding after
- May not be the best choice for all standard uses only for fine finishes
- Suited only for 5/8 inch arbor
This Forrest CM10806105 chopmaster saw blade promises a long lasting life and sharp, smooth finishes, saving you both time and money in the long run. It is one of the best miter blades on the market.
Makita A-90532 Dry Ferrous Metal Cutting Saw Review
Makita A-90532 dry Ferrous metal cutting saw is a high quality blade, made from tipped mild-steel carbide, suitable for cutting black and cast iron pipes, all types of conduits, threaded rods, and angled iron.
It’s 12 inches in diameter, which is pretty wide, and it has got 60 teeth which is somewhere in-between a general purpose saw and a fine cutter. Naturally, 60 teeth leans towards fine cuts more, as pipes and similar objects require a cleaner and precise cut.
It mounts with a 1 inch arbor which means it’s probably usable on most plumber tools and table saws.
The blade can achieve a maximum of 2000 RPM (round per minute), which is not too fast but these materials it is meant for require a more steady and controlled speed. What most pipe cutters need is a precise and clean cut, with no vibration at all, so this speed is perfect.
- Tipped mild-steel carbide build
- 12 inches in diameter
- 60 teeth for a finer cut
- Coated metal for durability
- 2000 RPM
- 1 year warranty
- 1 inch arbor
- Recommended for pipes but not other objects with higher density
The Makita A-90532 12 inch 60 teeth dry ferrous metal cutting saw is a good addition to any plumber’s tool kit, or for anyone who likes to do their own repairs.