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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:52 am 
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Hi,
My mitre saw is due a new blade (cutting laminate flooring is not kind to blades)

It is a 210mm blade with 30mm bore.

I usually go for 40T or 60T

However, last time I bought one was a few years back. (only DIY use)

AFAIK I should be buying a blade with negative rake for the mitre saw, but they seem to be very rare.

There are plenty of 210mm 30mm blades but even if they say for mitre saw, the spec says positive rake (or it doesn't mention the rake)

Recommendations please.

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can you fit a 216mm blade on your machine? they as far as i know are all negative rake blades


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Sorry, Fin, but they aren't. I use a DW777 which uses 216mm blades and I have both positive and negative rake blades. To the OP - I seriously recommend sticking with quality blades such as Bosch, deWalt , Freud, Atkinson-Walker, etc

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Would this one do?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Freud-LP30M-G ... Sww3tY66wD

Doesn't mention the rake though.

Seen a few DeWalt 216mm ones, but they're boomin expensive. (£45)
I'm sure I only paid about £80 for the machine about 10 years ago. It is a cheap Argos one, but still going strong.

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jg wrote:
Hi,
My mitre saw is due a new blade (cutting laminate flooring is not kind to blades)

It is a 210mm blade with 30mm bore.

I usually go for 40T or 60T

However, last time I bought one was a few years back. (only DIY use)

AFAIK I should be buying a blade with negative rake for the mitre saw, but they seem to be very rare.

There are plenty of 210mm 30mm blades but even if they say for mitre saw, the spec says positive rake (or it doesn't mention the rake)

Recommendations please.


Have you considered having your saw blade sharpened?
I trust it hasn't any large faults (like missing teeth)

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No faults that I know of. Haven't checked the teeth, but am sure I have not hit nails etc.
Just laminate flooring which is what killed the last two.

The ones I have were about £15 IIRC
Not sure where I'd get them sharpened, but would be (pleasantly) surprised if it cost much less than this.
I still have the two older blades somewhere. I'll dig them out and have a look at the condition of all 3.
Might become economical to send the 3 off together if sharpen by post is better.
Again, recommendations please.

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AFAIK I should be buying a blade with negative rake for the mitre saw, but they seem to be very rare.


As a general rule of thumb any saw that pushes into the wood requires a negative saw rake such as a mitre or radial saw. A saw where the wood pushes into the saw blade requires a positive saw rake such as a table saw.

If the tip of the blade hits the wood before the face of the blade then it's a negative rake. A positive rake is when the tip connects with the wood last.

You should be able to tell just by looking at it.


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