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
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
Marples blades are available for rip, general
They also make
blades for cutting
In addition, the
Marples line includes
12" blades for miter saws
and an 8" stacked dado set.
Irwin, irwin.com, 800-464-7946, Irwin Marples Woodworking
Series Circular Saw Blades; 8" Dado set.
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