I have had my TS2412 for about 2 months now. Since then I have tried a few different blades. I have only been truley impressed with the blade that came with my saw. Since it is a 24 tooth blade, it produces straight cuts quickly, but I need a blade that produces a more "finshed" cut. I tried a 60 tooth blade ("B&D Pirahna") which was ok, but still not quite what I expected. I then tried an Oldham 40 tooth blade and it was not very smooth and feeding the stock felt slower than with the 60 tooth blade. It felt like the blade was dull but it wasn't. Suspecting something was wrong, I measured the runout and it was excessive which would explain the dull feeling, so I took it back and while I was there I exchanged it for a Freud Diablo 40 tooth. It cost twice as much as the Oldham, but I'm learning through all of you that you do get what you pay for. I changed out the 24 tooth for the new blade as soon as I got home and started milling some old pieces of 2x4 and I must say that the edges are so nice you could probably join them without using a joiner/planer. The blade produced NO tearout on the crosscuts even without a zero clearance insert. I shaved some material off of all 4 sides and ended up with four very square and very tight edges. The corners of these edges are very sharp and the end grain is very smooth. I am wondering if anyone that has a 3612 and has the Ridgid 40 tooth blade has similar results. I really would like to know what blades everyone else uses without spending a fortune. I think that $50.00 is about the very most that I would spend on a blade that wasn't specialized. (i.e. Dado cutter, etc...). I am happy with the blade that I have now, but this is for future reference.
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