Updated: November 2017
Table Saw Blade Reviews:A saw is only as good as the blade that is uses. In our research for the best table saw blades we found several articles in woodworking magazines that detail just which blades have superior performance over the competition. In head to head comparisons, the Forrest WW10407125 Woodworker II was the hands down winner and with a near perfect record on Amazon.com based on customer feedback and opinions it's hard to go against it. Other top rated brands include Oshlun, Freud, Mibro, Shark and LRH. What size table saw blade is the most popular? The 10 inch table saw blades are the ones woodworkers turn to the most with the 8 inch and 12 inch models a close second. They range in size from 6.5" up to 14" and most are priced between $30 and $120 with a select few going as high as $200. The 2 popular styles of blades are the full-kerf blades which are .125" or thicker and the thin-kerf blades which measure .118" or thinner. The general feeling amongst avid woodworkers is that it's better to spend the $100+ on a quality blade than to have to replace a cheaper one that may need sharpening more often or just flat out breaks.
Which table saw blade is right for you? It all depends on the rip cuts or crosscuts you are doing and the thickness of wood you will be cutting. Another variable is the teeth bevel angle in degrees. You will see most blades range from 10 to 30 degrees, but a few went as high as 40 degrees. The most in depth review we found was in Wood Magazine - they have the PDF file of their findings posted online HERE. Although the report is a few years old, we found it to be very informative. They tested 10" table saw blades on cutting ability with hard maple, red oak, birch plywood, and melamine. See how the blades did with crosscut scoring, crosscut tear-out, rip cut scoring and rip cut tear-out. Wood Magazine used both the full kerf blades and the thin-kerf blades in their comparisons. Finewoodworking.com also lists a head to head article between the Freud Premier Fusion blade and the Forrest WW10407125 Woodworker II blade. Table Saw Blade Reviews - If you want expert reviews, then read the two articles we have referred to above. For comments and feedback from actual day to day consumers who use table saws, we suggest reading the online opinions posted to Amazon.com for the various blades. Freud and Forrest dominate the 'most popular' listings but at least you can check out the pros and cons to each blade before making any buying decision. You can browse the best selling table saw blades here.