Blade Recommendations?

Rennie Heuer

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Been thinking about a thin kerf combination blade. I have a Forrest WWII that I like, but its noisy and takes a bit of work to push things through. I've gotten very spoiled using my Freud thin kerf rip and crosscut blades. They are quiet and cut beautifully. However, I'm getting tired of swapping blades all the time. I know I wont get the same quality of cut from a combo blade, but I'm thinking that for 90% of my cuts it will be 'good enough'.

Anyone have any recommendations? Been looking at the Freud. There is also Amana and Infinity.
 

Bill Arnold

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I bought this set of blades from Infinity a few years ago and would be hard pressed to go with any other brand now. I had used mostly Freud blades over the years and was satisfied with them, but decided to try the Infinity blades. There's no comparison in the sharpness right out of the box. Infinity wins! I bought the 3-blade set and all perform flawlessly.

I went with the 1/8" (full) kerf because I wasn't satisfied with the accuracy of cut with the thin kerf blades I had used. The full kerf blades cut easily and are quiet.
 
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