Table Saw Blades

19 Mar 2003
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United Kingdom

I’ve inherited a (cheapo) Ferm FZB-720 table saw which needs a new blade. The existing blade is 200mm x 16mm with 20 teeth but I’m struggling to find any of these at a reasonable price.

Toolstation do 200mm blades with 30mm bore and a 16mm reduction bush:

Is this suitable?

Or would I be better with a 190mm blade that has a 16mm bore?

I’m ripping long lengths on timber 18mm thick if that makes a difference?

Both of these are advertised as “circular saw blades” - are they ok to be used in a table saw?

Thank you
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I've used blades with a reduction bush many times and have had no problems. The smaller diameter blade will have a slightly less cutting depth, of course.
Circular saw blades and table saw blades are the same.
John :)
You need the biggest blade you can get to Fit , have the same machine which I keep for ripping thin short lengths , it’s not suitable for large timber as the blade depth is set around around 25mm and it’s too lightweight and unstable to take large sheets, fence guard is flimsy . But it’s useful for trimming laminate etc and plastics and with a quality blade performs well for the £30 It cost new.( I’ve spent more on blades than it cost).
I secured mine to a lump of MDF to make it more stable .
keep in mind it must be smaller to be compatible with the riving knife if fitted it should be about 0.2 smaller than the knife thickness
also iff a blade is too small in diameter you may find it difficult or impossible to get the maximum 6mm between knife and tooth tip
a say 40 tooth blade will give a cleaner cut yes it will load up the motor more but you can feed the timber accordingly
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Thanks for all your replies!

Blade bought, timber ripped and shelves up!

Now it’s time for a beer (y)

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