Device evaluation: Whiteside Plus/Dimar – FineWoodworking

Tablesaw blades by Whiteside Plus/Dimar Mixture, $65 Rip, $75 Glueline rip, $85

Whiteside has paired with blade producer Dimar to carry three new 10-in. tablesaw blades to the US: a mixture, a rip, and a glueline rip, which was my favourite. All three had been very good, making them an ideal trio. Their reduce high quality was glorious and made every of my duties straightforward, saving me quite a lot of time on the bench. The clear writing on every outlining the blade sort, arbor dimension, tooth hook and grind, and variety of tooth made for an amazing comfort.

The 50-tooth combo blade labored fantastically for ripping and crosscutting each hard- and softwoods. Whereas I normally discover combo blades give simply OK rips, this blade left minimal sawmarks on cherry, maple, and pine whereas requiring little pressure to push the inventory by the noticed. For each 45° and 90° crosscuts, there was no tearout and the tip grain was easy. All in all, this blade labored in addition to devoted rip and crosscut blades.

The rip blade’s 24 tooth have a flat prime, which I favor over an ATB grind for its higher inventory removing throughout rips and its flat-bottomed reduce. I examined the blade on oak, cherry, maple, pine, and poplar from 3⁄4 in. to 2 in. thick. It reduce even the thicker inventory very nicely, leaving easy edges, and had no vibration. With the cherry and oak, it was arduous to inform which edge I had run over the jointer and which I had ripped on the tablesaw.

The glueline rip blade, with its triple-chip grind and 30 tooth, may be my new favourite. I’d by no means used one earlier than, so I used to be skeptical about gluing up off the tablesaw. I examined this blade with 3⁄4-in. oak, poplar, and cherry. All had been straightforward to push by the noticed and, regardless of seen sawmarks, every joint glued up completely proper off the noticed. It was the quickest means I’ve ever glued up boards. I’m positively buying this blade.

Glueline rip blade lives up to its name.

Test boards’ edges were glue-ready off the blade, yielding a joint that was tight and free of gaps.
Glueline rip blade lives as much as its title. Check boards’ edges had been glue-ready off the blade, yielding a joint that was tight and freed from gaps.

—Ellen Kaspern teaches at North Bennet Road Faculty and round the US.

Pictures: Barry NM Dima

From Effective Woodworking #298

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