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    Saw blades - What to use for MDF?

    Im going to start working on a box in afew days and noticed my stock of saw blades getting low. I was wondering what kind of blades yall reccomend for use on 3/4" MDF? I am buying blades for both a circular saw(5 1/2" blade) and a jigsaw. For the jig saw I have a few 14 teeth, and 10 teeth blades that are good to use still, if those are appropriate, but as for the circular saw the blade is rather dull now and was designed for rough cuts of lumber, not fine cuts on MDF. Would love some reccomendations for blades that can be found at lowes/homedepot.

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    Re: Saw blades - What to use for MDF?

    more teeth = smoother cut....But i like jig saw > circular saw




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    Re: Saw blades - What to use for MDF?

    Ive actually been wanting to just go pickup a new cordless circular saw with a laser on it.. they look neat and are less of a hassle with not having a cord and all. As for the jog saw, i'll be mostly using it for the holes on the box, but maybe more. For the cuts im just goign to clamp two boards to both sides of the saw after lining it up, I dont want any crooked sawing like I usually end up with, I cant keep a line straight for more than a few inches heh.

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    Re: Saw blades - What to use for MDF?

    cordless ***** unless you really need it, bu if you are working out of a garage, most of the time a corded one will be better and more powerful.




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    Re: Saw blades - What to use for MDF?

    For circle cut outs with a jig saw, use finer teeth - I'd suggest at least 10 tpi if not 14 tpi. For my L7 cut outs, which are much easier because they're square and just straight lines, I used a 6 tpi blade because its much quicker.



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    Re: Saw blades - What to use for MDF?

    I don't know, the DeWalt cordless saws are pretty dang good! Not as good as a corded saw and you need to have at least 2 batteries so you can rotate them out and keep them fresh, but they're definitely convenient and the portability is nice.



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    Re: Saw blades - What to use for MDF?

    Quote Originally Posted by bri487
    cordless ***** unless you really need it, bu if you are working out of a garage, most of the time a corded one will be better and more powerful.



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    Re: Saw blades - What to use for MDF?

    Well I have a friend who swears by cordless as long as he has batteries, though for the most part i'll be making a few straight cuts, and one 10" circle. This is for a center console/sub box that ive been designing.. going to build it, see if it comes out good, and if so then complete it with some fiberglass.

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