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    What type of blade do you use in your saws for cutting mdf. # of teeth blade type etc.







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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    plywood blade works the best, but i use a multiblade and go slow, no problems



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    what type of cutting tool



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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    You want to use a 60 or 80 carbide teeth



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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    Quote Originally Posted by zierbox View Post
    You want to use a 60 or 80 carbide teeth
    x2 smoother cuts. Plywood is usually a rough cut or 24t blade, not good for MDF...




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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    I use a 10" Diablo 60 tooth blade and it works quite well. I keep it waxed and it keeps cutting nicely. I also lube the table with baby powder to keep the wood sliding and not skipping.



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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatkeeper1 View Post
    What type of blade do you use in your saws for cutting mdf. # of teeth blade type etc.
    Any wood cutting blade will do. But the more teeth, the smoother the cut.




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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    x2 smoother cuts. Plywood is usually a rough cut or 24t blade, not good for MDF...
    No, it's definitely not. Plywood blades are almost exclusively at least 60T, and I've never seen a plywood blade under 48T. I use a diamond coated Dewalt 80T blade in my table saw, and I've been using it for years. It's never once burned my wood.




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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

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    Any wood cutting blade will do. But the more teeth, the smoother the cut.
    No, any wood cutting blade will not do. A cheap steel blade used for softwoods will burn your MDF like Joan of Arc and then go dull so you can't repeat the results. The second part of your statement is as true as it gets, to a point. Above 100T, and the blade can tend to not have enough bite to actually saw through the wood well. That's the realm of finishing blades, and they typically aren't suited to cutting sheet woods.




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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    Quote Originally Posted by PV Audio View Post
    No, any wood cutting blade will not do. A cheap steel blade used for softwoods will burn your MDF like Joan of Arc and then go dull so you can't repeat the results. The second part of your statement is as true as it gets, to a point. Above 100T, and the blade can tend to not have enough bite to actually saw through the wood well. That's the realm of finishing blades, and they typically aren't suited to cutting sheet woods.
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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    what about a paneling blade or is that to many teeth




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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    Quote Originally Posted by PV Audio View Post
    No, any wood cutting blade will not do. A cheap steel blade used for softwoods will burn your MDF like Joan of Arc and then go dull so you can't repeat the results. The second part of your statement is as true as it gets, to a point. Above 100T, and the blade can tend to not have enough bite to actually saw through the wood well. That's the realm of finishing blades, and they typically aren't suited to cutting sheet woods.
    MDF is basically like paper. I've had no problem easily cutting it with a variety of less-than-sharp blades, and even routing the edges of it very nicely with less-than-sharp router blades. Maybe I should've said "any wood cutting blade with carbide teeth" ... but unless OP plans to make a living building boxes, or needs the blade to last a loooong time, or just wants to spend a lot of money on a saw blade, I still say any sharp wood cutting blade will work for him to make a box; True, it may be dull at the end of the job.




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    Re: Saw blade for cutting mdf

    Quote Originally Posted by dr_peeb View Post
    MDF is basically like paper. I've had no problem easily cutting it with a variety of less-than-sharp blades, and even routing the edges of it very nicely with less-than-sharp router blades. Maybe I should've said "any wood cutting blade with carbide teeth" ... but unless OP plans to make a living building boxes, or needs the blade to last a loooong time, or just wants to spend a lot of money on a saw blade, I still say any sharp wood cutting blade will work for him to make a box; True, it may be dull at the end of the job.
    But you see, that's quite frankly a hopeless bit of reasoning. Why would you spend money on something that you KNOW will end up costing you more money and effort? If you drop 50-60 on an outstanding carbide or diamond tipped blade with 60T, you won't be changing that blade for years. If you drop 25 on a cheap steel blade, you'll be changing that blade after a few boxes because even if it's still sharp, it'll likely be warped or otherwise bent.




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