10 inch Carbide-Tipped
Thin-Kerf Saw Blades
10-inch Carbide-Tipped Thin-Kerf Blades Slice Smoothly Through the
Hardest Woods and Require Less Frequent Sharpening than Steel Blades
Thin Kerfs Make the Difference
These carbide-tipped blades deliver a narrower 3/32" kerf... unlike many blades that take a kerf of 1/8" or more. As a result, Shopsmith blades cut quickly and efficiently and require less horsepower than many competitive blades.
These Shopsmith blades feature expansion slots to minimize vibration giving you a cleaner cut. They'll also reducing noise the blade produces.
The Trade-Off Between Rip, Crosscut and Combination Blade Types
Before making your blade selection, it's important to know that there are compromises. Although combination blades deliver excellent cuts in most situations, the best cuts are produced by job-specific blades.
Ripping's large chip size requires deep gullets that quickly remove lots of waste. With more space consumed by the gullets, ripping blades have fewer teeth. Smooth crosscuts make fine dust, so more teeth and shallower gullets produce the best results. If your projects frequently require a large volume of continuous crosscutting or ripping, it stands to reason that you'll enjoy faster cutting and smoother results by using a purpose-specific cross-cut or rip blade.
However, if most of your projects require that you frequently switch back-and-forth between crosscutting and ripping, the minimal trade-off in cut quality that comes with using a combination blade could quickly pay you back in terms of saved blade-changing time.
10-inch Carbide-Tipped Combination Blade
This 50-tooth blade delivers super-smooth cuts when cross-cutting or ripping. It's 40 alternate bevel ground teeth are designed for crosscutting. They slice through the wood fibers fast and are separated by shallow gullets for the optimal crosscutting efficiency.
The 10 flat top ground teeth handle your ripping tasks. They will chisel through the stock rapidly and are separated by long, deep gullets to eliminate the large amount of waste that's produced. This all-purpose blade will soon become your favorite. C-4 carbide. Use 1-1/4-inch arbor. Standard with Mark V since 1996.
555958 Carbide-tipped Combination Saw Blade ... $74.70
10-inch Carbide-Tipped Rip Blade
24-tooth blade is the best choice if you're doing a lot of continuous ripping. Its alternate bevel ground teeth slice rapidly through the wood while it's broader, deeper gullets are well-equipped to handle the faster feed rates and large amount of waste that it produces. C-2 carbide. Use 1-1/4 inch arbor.
555959 Carbide-tipped Rip Saw Blade ... $54.99
10-inch Carbide-Tipped Cross-Cut Blade
60-tooth blade is the best choice if you're doing a lot of continuous cross-cutting. Its alternate bevel ground teeth are designed to quickly sever the wood fibers and deliver a super-smooth cut on hardwoods or softwoods. C-4 carbide. Use 1-1/4 inch arbor.
555960 Carbide-tipped Cross-Cut Saw Blade ... $74.57
Enjoy Maximum Versatility - at an Attractive Savings
Specialty Sawing Package
Our specialty sawing package gives you the fastest, smoothest cuts for all of your projects -- and saves you $37.30 in the bargain ! You'll get all three of the blades listed above -- plus three 1-1/4" saw blade arbors to go with them. With this package, you can have all three blades pre-mounted and ready to go to work on a moment's notice !
Includes: (1) 555958 50-tooth combination blade • (1) 555959 24-tooth rip blade • (1) 555960 60-tooth cross-cut blade • (3) 1-1/4" saw arbors.
556036 Carbide-tipped Specialty Saw Blade Package
(for Mark V model 500) ... $259.97
556037 Carbide-tipped Specialty Saw Blade Package
(for Mark 7 and Mark V models 505 510 and 520) ... $259.97
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