8 Premium Table Saw Blades- Which Ones Provide the Best Bang For Your Buck?

8 Premium Table Saw Blades- Which Ones Provide the Best Bang For Your Buck?

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Blades Tested:

24 Tooth (flat kerf) blades-
Amana 610240 http://amzn.to/2qCyj59
Freud LM72R010 http://amzn.to/2e2ahvx

40 Tooth (general purpose) blades
Amana PR1040C http://amzn.to/2qCIcQn
SawStop Titanium 40T http://amzn.to/2e2b2Vo (Affiliate link)
Freud LU84R011 (50T Combination)http://amzn.to/2enDwra (Affiliate link)

80 Tooth (plywood and trim) blades
Amana 610800C http://amzn.to/2r16NPW
SawStop Titanium 80T http://amzn.to/2e2b2Vo (Affiliate link)

Freud Glueline Rip LM74R010 http://amzn.to/2fhPkIY (Affiliate link)


  1. Ben on December 31, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    For the most part, I like Stumpy Nubs. But I trust Wood Magazine more than a Stumpy Nubs for saw blade reviews.
    Go to Wood Magazine saw blade reviews.

  2. 5200 on December 31, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Hey could you respond to the claims Katz Mozes is making in his videos about Freud blades. He claims they are cheap, subpar blades, that can’t be sharpened/ maybe can be sharpened a few times. Seems to be totally opposed to your view on them. Thanks for all you do friend.

  3. Bill Cohen on December 31, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I thought Freud blades were good. I will reconsider now when I purchase a new blade

  4. James Lund on December 31, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Can I have a blade

  5. World Wide United on December 31, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    First of your videos I’m watching. Just wanted to take a minute to comment and appreciate the shop organization

  6. Jonathan Klopman on December 31, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    …another excellent video that gets right to the point. Thank you

  7. Reyome Designs on December 31, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Dammit I missed the giveaway ha ha ha ha

  8. angryw4nderer on December 31, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Am I tooo late for some blades? LOL…

  9. Ken Anderson on December 31, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I’m using my father’s 8" delta table saw that he bought in the late 40"s. What 8" blades do you recommend?

  10. David Schneider on December 31, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    you need to revisit this subject and include Ridge and forrest

  11. Scott Cooper on December 31, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Sorry James! I deleted my comment (and your reply with it) about the Amana ATBR blade, because not long after posting, I learned exactly what you said — that the kerf is not perfectly flat with these blades, as the raker tooth is a bit lower than the beveled teeth. Thanks for the response!

  12. Lee Michaels on December 31, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Hope you made a few bucks, I used your links to get the blades. Great video as always!

  13. The Chile Academy on December 31, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Great video! What would you recommend for cross cutting 4×4 PT posts on a miter saw? Or would it be the same for s table saw and a 40T Gen purpose would work?

  14. Sean McEntee on December 31, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    The test really should include a durability component. You have only tested how well a new blade cuts, it would be interesting to see which blade maintains its edge longest. It’s possible that the best cutting blade in the beginning could fall behind after a few hundred or thousand feet of cutting. Also, it would be helpful to see how each blade can survive an accidental nail or staple strike.

  15. Tomcat Airguns on December 31, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you for this!

  16. Dale Sexton on December 31, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Amana doesn’t have a 12" blade with a 5/8" bore …. booooooo

  17. Aaron M on December 31, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Keep up the great content! Really appreciate all your knowledge!

  18. Jesse R on December 31, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I would be interested in seeing a 60 or 80 tooth doing a thick rip or cross cut. Maybe it wouldn’t clear chips as well, but couldn’t you realistically feed slower and get the benefit of a smoother cut?

  19. Tim McCarthy on December 31, 2021 at 10:45 pm


  20. Soporte Tecnico on December 31, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Hi James, excellent video as usual!
    I’m sixty, but a newbie at this. Please do comment about abrasive disk for cutting wood. I have a couple of them and work fine for me, especially with melaminated stuff. Certainly they don’t do splints, but a fine powder like flour, and the cut is very clean. Sorry for my english. Néstor from Argentina.

  21. Viquar Syed on December 31, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Hey James,
    Your one of the videos had my purchase Harvey’s table say before which I never knew they existed. I love it and thank you for mentioning it.

  22. BTK Google on December 31, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks for the video, I ordered the Amana 610800C to use for cabinet building.

  23. Birger Kagan on December 31, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    You are basically saying what I learned long ago – "Long after the thrill of a low price is forgotten, the agony of a poor quality remains"

  24. Jerome Steven Faigin on December 31, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    I never knew that all blades can be so different? Do they (the manufacturer’s) make grades of blades that compete against their own blades? I’m making guitars at home. What cuts hardwood’s the best? Thank you for your advice.

  25. Bernard Douthit on December 31, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    James – this video is 5 years old and it is still as relevant as ever. Have you done a video on cheap blades versus more expensive high-quality ones because only now am I learning the real difference? After watching your video on flat-top blades I decided to bite the bullet and spend some extra money on a good blade – maybe still cheap compared to the Amanas, but much more than the $20 Avantis. I bought the Freud 24 tooth flat top heavy-duty rip cut blade. The difference versus my cheap Avanti is amazing. Now having spent $50 on the Freud blade I, of course, wanted it to perform better so I’m probably a little biased, but so far I’ve been really impressed. Not only are the cuts far cleaner than other blades I own, it really seems like the blade is actually much quieter as well. The cut that my Freud blade made on a piece of door trim was actually nicer than the finished factory side. This is a piece of common board pine from Home Depot. I start to think that there may be 4 to 5 ways – or more – than high-quality expensive blades are better, cleaner cuts with fewer blade marks, less tear out, less scorching (or chance of it), and less noise. I even think that the Freud blade probably presents a smaller chance of kickback since it comes with a special coating to reduce friction. One last question – I haven’t heard you mention Diablo blades. Do you own any?

  26. Stephen Brown on December 31, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Can you please list blade info. , serial #’s again. I cnnot find them in comments, possibly too old? thanks, Steve

  27. Brian Janine Heffner on December 31, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Get them at The Tool Haus of Gladwin MI

  28. Tom Patrick on December 31, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Wow. I know this video is a little old, but based on it I bought the latest Gen Amana 40t general purpose blade. OMG! I have never had a blade that made such a difference. It did not even feel 3/4 melamine coated MDF. I stopped what I was doing and made my wife listen to my surprised accolades!!! This is phenomenal.

  29. Joe Blow on December 31, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Odd you make videos like this. With that $10M set of hand tools behind you, I find it odd you care about machine blades that can provide a finish cut. Hand tool guys like me only use machines for milling and rough sizing. My hand tools provide fine tuning and finish work. If you’re not using those hand tools, feel free to drop them off at my house.

  30. Harry Paul Garcia on December 31, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    The exact video I needed today. Buying the amana gp blade. Wish I knew how often I’m supposed to change my tablesaw blade. Oil in my car, every 3000 miles. My saw blade, I guess every 3 years? Thanks

  31. Abdul Elkhatib on December 31, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I think he needs more planes

  32. Loren Rademacher on December 31, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    I tried to subscribe but the recaptcha V2 was not present and my request was rejected. Same effect when I tried the email page.

  33. Richard Cagle on December 31, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Man that nerve twitch is really noticeable in this video. Used to think I was a bit shaky. Nope. This dude has me beat

  34. Mark Allen Bell on December 31, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    30+year cabinetmaker. Buying a few tools to use when I retire We used Amana blades for many years then went to Freud, especially for cutting melamine. I don’t offhand remember the number but they make the best for not chipping the bottom side. Gotta get the blade set at the exact correct height. Even the Freud Diablo blades are cheap and work ok. Nice video. Well done.

  35. Mike Schisler on December 31, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    You missed testing the very best. Forrest. There is no one even close. Flattest blades made today!!

  36. Old Man Patriot on December 31, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I dont know why people always have changing out blades as a consideration. Saws are cheap enough now that you can have more than one for different jobs. Use your table saw for ripping and your miter saw for cross cut. This would eliminate 95% or more of the need to change out blades on your table saw.. Sure, you would on specialty jobs but really how often is that?

  37. Rocadamus on December 31, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Here’s a tip I found from an Australian woodworker: to avoid tear-out, no matter which of these blades you use, make TWO passes. Make the first pass with the blade set to about a 1/16th of an inch (or the thickness of the top laminate layer) to basically score the surface of the wood. Then make a second pass at your board’s height to cut through the entire board. Voila! No tear-out. It works!

  38. Richard on December 31, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I had just ordered the thin nerf 10"x24 FT Freud blade ( LU87RO10 ) like a hour before watching your video its only $40.99 and I am hoping that it will work on some 8/4 poplar that I have to make a 2" dado cut on.

  39. Randy Folsom on December 31, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I bought the Amana 24T ripping blade hoping for a glue-up ready rips. My old 50T Diablo framing blade produces better results. I will still be able to use it for flat bottom cuts such as dados, splines, etc. but not much else. Still looking for a good glue-up quality ripping blade.

  40. Harry Shaw on December 31, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    What does it mean when the blade says double sided?

  41. Jason Trumbo on December 31, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Have you done a comparison between the Amana PR1040C and the Ridge Carbide 24 tooth super rip?

  42. David Kay on December 31, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Amana is a high quality company , I have an Amana air conditioner when I turn it off it takes 45 seconds for the fan to stop , ball bearings

  43. What Wood Jeffrey Do on December 31, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Are you still using the Amana blades?

  44. Mark Gershman on December 31, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Stumpy. I just bought a Table saw and I thought I had a non thin kerf blade, but when I measured it….it measured, it was 3/32" kerf.
    I purchased a Rdigid R4518T table saw. What blade do you think is best for this saw? I primarily use 3/4"plywood. Looking forward to your reply. Mark!

  45. Peter Fagley on December 31, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Great Information, thank you very much

  46. Ron Ens on December 31, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    In your opinion, which brand of blade is best for melamine. I have been using the Amana 10800C hi ABT. The 10800 I found is not the same cut although basically the same blade.

  47. Jim Santaferrara on December 31, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Very informative, thank you

  48. Peter Bilelis on December 31, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    I find your data-packed videos truly invaluable – thank you! Question: I’m researching cross-cut and combination blades. In this video, you like Amana best. Your video does say "while not a paid advertisement… some saw blades were provided by the manufacturers [presumably for free] at our request." And you don’t include any Forrest, CMT, or Ridge Carbide blades at all. Yet, in other videos your table saw is equipped with the Ridge. With respect, is this truly a "let’s look at all the top brands and decide?" or was this video more to focus on the virtues of Amana? Either is fine, just want to know as it will help me weigh al data inputs correctly. Thanks again for all the great videos!

  49. Michael Saffold on December 31, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you for the info this is very helpful for trying to get better results in wood working. Ps I just ordered the ridge carbide flat top blade from one of your other videos hopefully it is what I need.

  50. Michael Rosenbaum on December 31, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    My forrest #40 is almost that old- price per year counts too. I have a newer CMT, #50 , it’s nice too, but it doesn’t ‘sing’ like the Forrest.