Woodworking Tool News – The Blue Blades March In

Irwin Marples Woodworking Series Circular Saw Blades

By Brad Holden

You'll be seeing a whole bunch of new 10" thin-kerf
saw blades in stores pretty soon: the blue Marples
line, from Irwin. They’re squarely aimed at the serious
woodworker.

The blades feature generously sized carbide tips for
multiple resharpenings, a plate that is “precision tensioned”
to minimize vibration, and a non-stick coating
to reduce friction and gumming and make the blade
easier to clean.

Why go thin-kerf? Irwin gives two reasons. First,
thin-kerf blades require less power because they
remove less wood. This is ideal for 120 volt saws, whose
motors max out at about 1-1/2 hp. Second, thin-kerf
blades create less sawdust, a benefit everybody will
enjoy. Irwin says their new manufacturing process
produces a thin-kerf blade that will run as smooth as a
standard-kerf blade.

Marples blades are available for rip, general
purpose, combination,
fine crosscutting
and
ultra-smooth
cross-cutting
operations.
They also make
blades for cutting
laminate,
melamine and
non-ferrous metals.
In addition, the
Marples line includes
12" blades for miter saws
and an 8" stacked dado set.

 

Source

Irwin, irwin.com, 800-464-7946, Irwin Marples Woodworking
Series Circular Saw Blades; 8" Dado set.