April 26, 2020 at 4:35 pm #743787ChadMModeratorRogers, 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?
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Member since 12/07/2013April 27, 2020 at 6:07 am #743815RonWModeratorHolladay, 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.
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Member since March 26, 2014.April 27, 2020 at 6:25 am #743822April 27, 2020 at 7:18 am #743828ChadMModeratorRogers, Ohio
Thanks! I remembered someone recommending blades but could not remember who or what blade.
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Member since 12/07/2013April 27, 2020 at 7:47 am #743830SorpaProPierrefonds, Qc
Just googled Tenryu blades and the cheapest 6 1/2″ was $45 CAD. Plus taxes.
That’s expensive.April 27, 2020 at 8:11 am #firstname.lastname@example.orgModeratorOwatonna, MN - Minnesota
I think I replaced the blade in my Makita Track saw with a Freud, I have been happy with that blade.April 27, 2020 at 12:16 pm #743836KamsterPro
I’ve been using a Freud blade as well. Higher tooth count than the Makita. Smooth cutsApril 28, 2020 at 6:02 am #743855
i forgot about the Freud blade, they got good reviews on here as well.
Fayetteville, NCMay 7, 2020 at 2:44 am #744337harris2020Pro
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!!May 31, 2020 at 11:29 am #745462whitehillProOttawa, 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.May 31, 2020 at 11:23 pm #745484ReflectorPro
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.June 1, 2020 at 6:06 am #745497
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.
Fayetteville, NCJune 14, 2020 at 8:15 am #746072WarriorFPro
I used Oshlun and Dewalt blade. But, Festool characteristic/reviews seem promising. I never been tried Festool blades.July 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm #747610Calidecks64ProAnaheim 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.July 17, 2020 at 6:42 pm #747827MTRoadsProNear 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.
From the Northwest corner of Montana.
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