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Post by etaf » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:18 pm

Used the Saw in force this week, laying a Laminate floor
The saw performed well, i have a few gripes
Small material like 1"x1" fell off the end of the stand supports - dewalt need to make the support adjustment , so that it goes beyond a fence line
The Clamp was very poor , and did not work on right hand side , as the motor is in the way !!!
The back of fence is rounded and so getting a clamp on the fence and wood was not possible
The fence should have some holes in - so you can screw a piece of wood onto it

Otherwise it was OK, we had a machinemart - clark hover attached , and still loads of dust generated

I used a silverline blade 60T - advertised for laminate and it lasted just a few cuts (5 planks) , and then burnt the wood , generating loads of smoke - for next 10 planks
I change to a much more expensive Freud 60T and it worked perfectly cutting 20-30 planks and still going strong
Also not part of this thread - BUT i purchased dewalt jigsaw blades for laminate - lasted 2 cuts!!!!!!
Then changed to Bosch and 1 blade cut loads of planks edge and around corners
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Post by etaf » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:00 pm

Well. we finished the floor , quite a large area 50+ square meters - we had 5 rolls of underlay 1m x 10m and JUST had enough
The freud blade cut ALL the planks and & then at the end we needed some 4x4 cut and it just went through that 5 times like butter - brilliant blade
the bosch jigsaw blade - just 1 - cut the LOT ....
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Post by big-all » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:30 pm

as general comments to using a mitre saw

i never use a clamp but make sure my hand is at least 4" from the blade iff holding solid
the wood you are cutting must be fully supported along its length or at least 80% off force holding it against the base and fence with no more than 20% counteracting overhanging weight
i have for years replaced all saw blades for trend red blades but in the last 3 years turned to preferring the new dewalt all yellow blades and they do well at a reasonable price but i have been retired over 6 years now so not a hard life
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Post by etaf » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 am

Thanks, for the tip , i'm making a new set of gates and fence , so thats worth knowing re clamping

I had a look for the mitre saw trend red blades - and could not find them, do you have a link ?
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Post by big-all » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:58 am

ahh ok not red any more :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
its just the trend pro blades
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Post by etaf » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:34 pm

CraftPro blades

I'm assuming a 60T blade on a 250mm is the same as about a 40T blade on a 165mm saw
thinking of my CMS and my CS both dewalt
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Post by big-all » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:17 pm

165x3.2=515 div by 40= 13.2mm per tooth
250x3.2=800 div by 60= 13.3mm
so yes
ok dug out a red 165 40 tooth marked as lcl6m01064
ahh ok folkstone still have them
https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Fre ... -Saw-Blade

but as i say now go for dewalt by default not saying they are any better or worse but yellow goes better with my dewalt and not too bad with the ryobi where as red clashes :thumbleft:
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Post by etaf » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:30 pm

thats a freud blade linked to?
not trend pro
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Post by big-all » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:17 pm

blades correct
me getting confused :lol:
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Post by etaf » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks, i have a few CS dewalt blades , so i will see how they go
I dont mind the red against the Yellow/black
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