I've got myself on the hook to build a large number cabinet doors in Shaker Style. (22 deg chamfer). Due to the number of linear feet of hard maple to be shaped I experimented and made the chamfer cuts for a couple of doors on my TS3660 table saw as well as the 1/4" dado groove for the panel insert. It worked fine with the exception of surface finish. It just doesn't quite match up to a routed surface.
Before you ask me: Why not just route it all? Time is one big consideration since the 2 cuts made on the saw take only about 1/2 the time as the routing. The other is cost: I can get many more lineal feet of cutting from an 80 tooth blade than I can from a router bit of equal cost. Since this is charity work, time and money both matter.
Since I'll need to get a new blade(s) for this project I would appreciate any suggestions/comments on blades or technique that might help provide the smoothest finish cuts in hard maple.