Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 214
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 1Cactusinthebayou4u Just what I needed
Iv'e used other brand blades and this one cuts great!
Some good points I've noticed;
1 sends shavings downward and away from my face.
2 feeding wood to it is effortless.
3 ripped wood has a nice edge note: you might need to just do one swipe with some sandpaper.
I am very pleased with this blade as I needed to rip very hard rock maple.
It has done that and more with no burn marks and very close to glue ready edging.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JJC122161 Ripping Excellence
I bought this because I was having trouble ripping 4/4 Ash. I was getting burns. This blade went through it like butter.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by joelav22 Great ripper at a great price
I had to rip a lot of very hard wood that was over an inch thick. I have a Ridgid R4512 table saw which is considered "underpowered". That is not to say it isn't a capable saw, but any 115v table saw (less than 3hp - the big boys run on 220v) is considered underpowered. I have a much more expensive Freud glue-line rip blade that does a great job in stock less than 1", but is not recommended for anything thicker. Rather than push my limits, I decided to give this blade a whirl. I also own many combination/general purpose blades that do a satisfactory job with ripping, but given the volume of cuts ahead of me I wanted the speed a ripping blade provides.
At the listed price, this really was a no brainier. I was very pleasantly surprised! I expected the blade to be efficient, but the cuts in 6/4 and 8/4 walnut, cherry, purpleheart, and hard maple were almost effortless. For a ripping blade, the cuts were smooth as well. The cuts were much better than I was expecting from a bargain blade line-up.
One word of caution - if you are not familiar with table saw blades, do some reading. You will be very disappointed if this is your only blade. Any ripping blade will make a splintery mess of laminated plywood, and will give you really unacceptable cross cuts. The advantage of a ripping blade is quick, efficient cuts that may need a quick sanding or trip to the jointer to be completely workable.
Bottom line, if you have a saw under 3hp, buy this blade. The thin kerf is much easier on your motor. This blade spins true with no discernible run-out or deflection - and I was pushing it hard.One other reviewer said he killed it after about 100 board feet. I'm not sure how that is possible. The blade probably just needs a good cleaning which should be done often. In addition there is enough carbide to send this to a sharpener a few times at about 8$ a pop.
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Satisfied Always the besat
I have used these blades for years and they always perform
as advertised. They create exact smooth cuts every time.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jwillie An excellent blade for the price
I bought this blade for resawing with my table saw. I did a LOT of online research on my brands, prices, quality, etc. I decided on this Diablo based on the reviews I read. Turns out that I chose wisely. This blade is very well made and makes burn-free resaw cuts in wood ranging from pine to elm to oak and walnut. And it does this at a most reasonable price. I am very happy. The only thing left to see is how if performs over the long term.
April 1, 2014