What You Need To Know About Table Saw Blades

What You Need To Know About Table Saw Blades

In today’s video you will learn everything you need to know about table saw blades so that you can buy with confidence. If you have questions or want to share a video or picture with me, please find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/traininghandsacademy/

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0:00 New Intro
0:22 Beginning of older video
0:41 Blade #1 FTG
2:11 Blade #2 ATB
4:25 Blade #3 ATB-R
5:40 4 Blade options
7:35 What blades to buy
8:23 Outro

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  1. Daly Close on July 14, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    That 60 tooth blade you recommended is also great for cutting melamine coated boards, in my experience.

  2. oshtoolman on July 14, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    A little while ago, a friend told me to look into a Freud 10" Industrial Thin Kerf Glue Line Ripping Blade. Is it true that the cut is so perfect you can glue up boards without using a jointer? I’ve never seen a blade like this used.

  3. David L. on July 14, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Awesome video, very well explained and not like other youtubers that only recommend to buy more and more. Thanks.

  4. Jim Challender on July 14, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Have not seen a better blade info video. Now all have to do is re-watch several times so I can write down the blade info and make a buy list. Thanks

  5. James Howard on July 14, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Great explanation of blades but the jeep shirt sold the vid

  6. Ike on July 14, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    What is the best blade for radial arm saw 10 inch 5/8"hole

  7. Billy Jay on July 14, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks for the tip regarding what blade does what, as I recently bought a full table saw I will be definitely getting different blades for different jobs much appreciated keep up the good work. P’s I am a newbie at this. So I’m just starting out. Stay safe. Billy from Scotland. UK.

  8. Cookinitmax on July 14, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Im new to this thing called wood well not that wood but wood working and this truly helps me out thanks.

  9. Paul Allen on July 14, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you so much for putting a confusing subject into everyday terms. As a new woodworker, this was extremely helpful!

  10. The Hobbling Farmer on July 14, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    I’m fixing up my grandpas old Craftsman 103 table saw from the late 40s. It’s an 8 1/4” blade but he built a barn with it so it should work for the stuff I want to do. Thanks!

  11. Paul Newkirk on July 14, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    I greatly appreciate your help. It is rare that I use my saws and your 3 blade advice is helpful. Especially the last one for hardwood.

  12. mark hopkins on July 14, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    thanks for the info…will add an ATB-R blade to my arsenal…I didn’t hear you mention a concern regarding thin kerf blades compatability with full kerf riving knives…should a thin kerf blade have its’ own riving knife?

  13. Benjamin Gerow on July 14, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    This popped up in my feed and was very useful as a newborn DIY’er. Subscribed 🧰

  14. daddybear on July 14, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Finally, an easy to understand and complete explanation. Thanks much 👍

  15. Bill K. on July 14, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Very informative video, thanks for sharing it. I have have good luck with oth Freud and CMT table saw blades. The Forrest Woodworker II is out of my price range.

  16. edward smith on July 14, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Which blade would you recommend for pine for best results in ripping and crosscutting

  17. Rich H on July 14, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    I’ve been woodworking or 3 years and I found that while the Freud brand is a good reasonably-priced blade, my experience has shown that the quality of my cuts are even better with the Amana brand. Of course, the Amana brand blades that I use are all full kerf blades. I’ve also had great luck with the Diablo Brand thin kerf blades as well. I use a nice thin kerf Diablo on my miter saw and get very low tear-out.

  18. Al Toronto on July 14, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Great video! Just have to say though, I bought Forrest blades when I started woodworking back in the 60’s, and I’m still using those blades today because they can be sharpened 4 or 5 times, and can be re toothed. As much as it hurt when I bought them it was definitely money well spent. Oh, and the jointer edged cut Forrest blades make saves so much time. (time is money)

  19. Breton Peters on July 14, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Excellent video! Fun to watch and super informative.

  20. W. J. Bendell R.C. Flying. on July 14, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    Great information, Thanks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  21. S pk on July 14, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    great job of explaining the differences… a timely video for me! Thanks

  22. A OK on July 14, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    Whoa, that is a lot of information. Looks like I can refer back as needed

  23. TimeToTravel on July 14, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Do you have a video on stapel air guns and nail guns ?

  24. Hardnox on July 14, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Well stated. The problem with thin-kerf blades is deflection resulting in saw marks. A full-kerf typically will not deflect, especially the higher-end ones. Expensive blades are worth the investment in time and ultimately money as they can be resharpened many times. Cheap blades are throw-away.

  25. Charles Spalding on July 14, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    Good info. Thanks.

  26. Rick Morrison on July 14, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    You’re good. And correct. I’ve lusted after a Forrest blade for years but at 4 times the cost?…I don’t think so. I use Freud blades now…the industrial level and they are amazing.

  27. Gypsy Dildo punks on July 14, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Very informative, great video 🙂

  28. Jay Cullen on July 14, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Which of the blades are you using for dado and rabbet cuts where you need a flat bottom? Do you use the FTB rip blade but in a crosscut fashion? Many thanks!

  29. Paul Hopkins on July 14, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    It’s really not difficult. Buy a good rip blade, I use a Freud 24 tooth full kerf, and a crosscut blade, I use a Freud 60 tooth full kerf. 90% of the time I use the rip blade. If I’m cutting plywood or actually cross cutting I use the 60 tooth. I never ise combo, or all purpose blades. Always rip with a rip blade. Your recommendations are really bad. A rip blade is the #1 blade you should buy for a table saw. Most people cross cut on their miter saw and all purpose blades do nothing well and everything slow and halfassed

  30. Leo Lee on July 14, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for good info.

  31. Mykola Shatkovskyi on July 14, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Best channel for WW beginners. Thank you.

  32. Billy Andrew on July 14, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    A good, comprehensive guide.
    Maybe a lot to take in, but, as with all vids, I tend to write bullet points, in order to get the general gist.
    A few replays and I’m clued up.
    Thanks for uploading!

  33. Training Hands Academy on July 14, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    I thought I would experiment today with re-uploading an older video that got buried in the Youtube abyss. This is an EXTREMELY useful video that I think a lot of you may have missed. Cheers!

  34. Unblashemy on July 14, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Still learning n I’ve gotta watch again. Thanks

  35. Nelson Meza on July 14, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Excelente, simple y didactico …. mis felicitaciones

  36. David Bryan Woodworks and More on July 14, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Very good explanation of saw blades. We’ll done.

  37. NORWAY Woodworking DIY. on July 14, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you man for this very important beautiful info 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍.
    You are a good help as always 🙏🌹

  38. J. Germ on July 14, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    What do you do for a living ? I am asking because you cover SO much on your channel that you can’t possibly have time to ‘ work .’

    Lol –

    I truly enjoy all of the content .

  39. Byron Robinson on July 14, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Can you give me more information about your mentorship program.

  40. Luc Mcgraw on July 14, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    My question for you is what kind a blade that is needed for finish work for a miter saw and table saw

  41. J Garcia on July 14, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    What blade can I buy at home depot or lowes that is close to FTG

  42. George Valenzuela on July 14, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    Great info! Thanks!

  43. steelandglass on July 14, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Good one. Comprehensive and quick. I stopped often and took notes. Logical and well put, a competent review and voice that’s easy to understand. All in all …. Well done. Thank you.

  44. Quirt D'Rozario on July 14, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Great video. Thank you.

  45. wooley1963 on July 14, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    Great info but no amount of knowledge warrants removing guards even for demo purpose. Accidents happen even to experienced people please don’t encourage others to do so the results of this can be life changing

  46. Pedro Lopes on July 14, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Great video!

  47. S pk on July 14, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Cause i watched your video I went to Amazon and purchased a Freud ATB/R blade. I do a lot of ripping! This saw blade changed my world on table saw use thank you

  48. Ken ord on July 14, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    Thank you for the run down, now I won’t feel so dumb when I purchase a new blade.

  49. David Rushing on July 14, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    As a cabinet maker for 30 years I prefer forest blades but if you don’t use it everyday the ones in this video are great I have used everyone………

  50. Tim Barry on July 14, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    Looks like a 2a t-shirt. Fuckin cool