Post by MrToolJunkie on Jul 13, 2019 14:05:05 GMT -5
What blade do folks recommend for ripping/cross-cutting solid hardwood? The Mafell 32 tooth and 24 tooth seem pretty close - much cut-quality difference between the two? Anyone know how these compare to the Festool thin-kerf blades for the HK saws?
Would appreciate hearing any real-world experience/advice.
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Post by MrToolJunkie on Jul 20, 2019 10:42:53 GMT -5
Surprised no one has weighed in yet - still would appreciate any real world experience with Mafell's offerings or other brands for the MT55. I am used to Festool blades, but the thicker kerf. Getting ready to place an order and will add some extra blades from Mafell if worth it quality-wise. Thanks!
After a couple of years of avoiding using 165mm blades in my MT55cc, I finally decided to modify it to accept 165 blades, and I now use a lot of Freud LCL6M01062 (24 tooth) and Freud LCL6M01064 (40 tooth) blades for general panel cutting and timber cutting tasks. They're AMAZING value for money, cut very cleanly, smoothly, and accurately, and are superior to any other economical blades I've ever tried.
For veneer work and laminate work, their 15-degree hook angle might not be an ideal choice, but for MDF, plywood, chipboard, OSB, softwood, hardwood, etc. they offer a damn-near unbeatable price-performance ratio.
For veneer and laminate work, I prefer less hook angle, so I use more expensive blades like the 48t Mafell or the near-identical (and cheaper) Bosch 2608642384, both of which have a 5-degree hook angle.
Not everyone may be willing to modify their MT55cc for use with 165mm blades, but, for those who are willing, I highly recommend the above Freud blades for most tasks, on-site. Honestly, I wish I'd jumped over to 165mm blades much sooner, as there's so much more blade choice available, and I got thoroughly cheesed-off with being ripped-off for Mafell (162mm) and Festool (160mm) blades, even though I acknowledge they are great quality.
At the time of writing (mid 2020):
In the UK, a Mafell 48tooth blade costs around £59.
The Bosch 2608642384 48 tooth blade costs between £31-£39, depending on retailer.
The Freud blades I specified, above, cost between £15-£20 each, and they really are surprisingly high quality for the money. They are superior to the Trend 162mm blade, and many other generic budget blades, in both performance and carbide quality.
The standard 48 tooth blade (model 092584) supplied with the MT55cc is 1.2mm steel plate, with 1.8mm kerf, yielding an offset of 0.30mm
The Bosch 2608642384 is 1.3mm steel plate, with 1.8mm kerf, yielding an offset of 0.25mm
The Freud LCL6M01062 (24 tooth) and Freud LCL6M01064 }(40 tooth) blades are 1.3mm steel plate, with 1.7mm kerf, yielding an offset of 0.20mm
For anyone wondering what mods need to be done to permit the use of 165mm blades in an MT55cc, I am not encouraging anyone to modify their saw. It is a personal decision and it will probably invalidate your warranty. I was very wary of doing it, for a long time, but, personally, I now wish I had done it sooner, and I haven't looked back, even for a moment. If anyone is interested in finding out what might be necessary to do so, there are posts on this forum that describe ways of doing it.
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