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  • #743787
    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    Over the winter I picked up a Makita track saw – love the saw, wish I would not have waited so long to buy one.

    Anyway – I am fairly happy with the blade that came with the saw but was wondering if anyone here has a specific blade they like and recommend?

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #743815
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Wish I could. Still waiting to get the saw myself. I remember @DirtyWhiteBoy recommending Tenryu blades. He said that is who makes the blade that comes from Makita.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #743822
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I remember @DirtyWhiteBoy recommending Tenryu blades.

    Yep DWB was always recommending Tenryu blades.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #743828
    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    Thanks! I remembered someone recommending blades but could not remember who or what blade.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #743830
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Just googled Tenryu blades and the cheapest 6 1/2″ was $45 CAD. Plus taxes.
    That’s expensive.

    #743833
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I think I replaced the blade in my Makita Track saw with a Freud, I have been happy with that blade.

    #743836
    Kamster
    Pro

    I’ve been using a Freud blade as well. Higher tooth count than the Makita. Smooth cuts

    #743855
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    i forgot about the Freud blade, they got good reviews on here as well.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #744337

    This love the this brand Makita track saw blade i have used it before many time but last time its costs between $30 to $40 no doubt it is best one even it is worthy!!

    #745462
    whitehill
    Pro
    Ottawa, ON

    For crosscutting/sheet goods, or ripping hardwood?
    Takes a 165MM (6-1/2″) blade with a 20mm (13/16″) arbor. Makita, Freud, Tenyru, Festool, and Oshlun are some of the companies making blades for that arbor, though some are only 60mm in diameter.
    I’ve only used the stock blade so far, but have seen the Tenyru 28 tooth and the Freud LU87R006M20 (only 60mm) recommended for ripping.

    #745484

    Use Tenryu blades myself in my Mafell MT55 track saw which the Bosch is a close relative of. The 52T one is a little thinner than most track saw blades and works great in making the saw more powerful. There’s an included thickness shim that you must use if you’re using a Mafell since the flange won’t apply enough clamping pressure without it. I think it might be the case with the Bosch as well since they’re built on the same platform.

    The 12T is a crazy rip blade for sure, it’ll tear through dimensional lumber with zilch for resistance if the saw’s set to max speed. Pretty sure it’d be the same case for hardwoods but taking multiple passes would probably be easier for the saw motor.

    The in between is a 28T which doesn’t give the super finished cuts the 52T does but it doesn’t have a rough finish like the 12T.

    #745497
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Use Tenryu blades myself

    We’ve had other members here recommend Tenryu blades. The reviews on them are also very good. I think the initial cost scares people away though.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #746072

    I used Oshlun and Dewalt blade. But, Festool characteristic/reviews seem promising. I never been tried Festool blades.

    #747610
    Calidecks64
    Pro
    Anaheim Hills, Cali

    Not sure if it’s true but I heard the Makita sidewinder blade washer fits the Makita tracksaw so you can use regular 6.5″ blades.

    #747827
    MTRoads
    Pro
    Near Glacier National Park, MT

    I’ll throw my vote in with others on the Freud blades. That’s all I have used on my circular saw for a number of years with no complaints.

    Stan
    From the Northwest corner of Montana.

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