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Old March 20, 2010, 01:22 PM   #1
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whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


wow, so many details. I was getting my saw out and going to cut door trim for the bathrooms, when i noticed the label on my new diablo 84 tooth blade sitting in the package waiting on my floor install

*do not use on chop saw or compound saw for laminates*
only table saw and sliding saws are recommended.

well..shoot.

can i use the blade to cut 3/4in bamboo with a regular compound miter saw and get good results? if not with an 84 tooth blade what blade is recommended?

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Old March 20, 2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Re: whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


Welcome aboard! I'm sure someone with specific knowledge will answer this but I would think that Asian Bamboo would need a "Made in China" Asian blade. Seriously, I'm pretty sure that as long as the blade has tungsten carbide teeth and a finer (70 - 90) tooth you should be fine.

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Old March 21, 2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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Re: whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


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*do not use on chop saw or compound saw for laminates*
only table saw and sliding saws are recommended.

well..shoot.

can i use the blade to cut 3/4in bamboo with a regular compound miter saw and get good results? if not with an 84 tooth blade what blade is recommended?
Go ahead, it only tells you not to in the directions

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Old March 21, 2010, 09:12 PM   #4
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Re: whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


yea i am either going to get a table saw or a circular saw just to make the the str8 cuts.

leaning towards the table saw so i can do more *woodsy* stuff when my floors are done.

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Old March 21, 2010, 09:19 PM   #5
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Re: whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


Maybe Diablo is referring to HPL and not engineered wood or bamboo?

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Old March 22, 2010, 12:53 PM   #6
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I was referring to do not use in chop saws.

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Old March 22, 2010, 01:09 PM   #7
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Re: whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


Here is a cut and paste

For best results when cutting laminate flooring, use a 10 inch table saw or a 10 inch slide mitre saw. Do not use a standard 10 inch compound mitre saw.

from this website:

Diablo 10 In. x 84 Tooth Laminate Saw Blade - D1084L at The Home Depot

I would imagine this is due to the fact that 'drop' cuts into the finish that most times contains aluminum oxide dulls the blades so darn quickly.

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Old March 22, 2010, 03:41 PM   #8
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L-20 magnum shear from BULLET Tools is best clean cut out there.

Sounds like a 30 odd 6 going off, scares the homeowner, and gets them to leave for the day....


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Old March 22, 2010, 04:36 PM   #9
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Re: whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


Barry gave you the right answer, Chop saws just trash blades in short order. I use the 7 1/4" 40T carbide blade's in my 10 " DeWalt table saw, cut clean, and are cheap. I bought a bunch of them online for 2.99 ea. I save my mitre saw, and spendy blade, for baseboards.

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Re: whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


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Barry gave you the right answer, Chop saws just trash blades in short order. I use the 7 1/4" 40T carbide blade's in my 10 " DeWalt table saw, cut clean, and are cheap. I bought a bunch of them online for 2.99 ea. I save my mitre saw, and spendy blade, for baseboards.
7 1/4 blade in a machine designed for 10 inch the blade should break the sound barrier. I have done the same thing years ago and the blade really screamed.

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Old March 23, 2010, 04:16 PM   #11
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Re: whats the right blade and saw for solid 3/4in bamboo?


Laminate will destroy any blade in short order. its the lam surface and the HDF core..its like cutting througha phone book...eats the carbide..Also 44 tooth blades are as fine as I go ..your wasting your money on 84 teeth. we do very fine stair work (treads and full rail systems) and the freud avanti 44 tooth blade is the only blade I put in my 12" miter saw. I have a bunch of these on a board and when I get down to 2 sharp blades I take them in and have them all resharpened, good as new. I change em fairly often and have never had an issue with tear out. $34 a blade and I have them sharpened for $8 a blade.

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Old March 25, 2010, 08:42 PM   #12
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This is about bamboo solid, isn't it?

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