Which circular saw blade(s), would you recommend?

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Which circular saw blade(s), would you recommend?

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For a homeowner/DIYer saving for the future, which of the following circular saw framing blades for $10, would you recommend, for general purpose use?
A) Diablo 7-1/4 in. x 24-Teeth Tracking Point Framing Saw Blade (1-pack)
B) Dewalt 7-1/4in Saw Blade (DW3578D2) (2-pack)
C) Hitachi Circular Saw Blade Set (115402) (5-pack)
 
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I'm partial to Diablo blades and this one has some good features. Also, the blade lasts a long time if you don't abuse it. I must ask, though, circular saws frequently come with a 24T framing blade. How is it you're looking for one rather than a different blade - perhaps a finishing blade or a blade with more teeth?
 
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I use Diablo blades in my table saw, They last a long time so I have to clean the gum off the blades ever once in a while. Keep them clean make them last a lot longer.
 
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I inherited an old B & D 7358, 7 1/4" Circular Saw with a 20 tooth blade, which has seen better days so I'm looking for a new blade(s).
 
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I've use a lot of diablo blades and they are decent for softwood framing lumber. As Tony hinted at, other blades would be more suitable for finish work, cutting hardwood veneer plywood, etc., so blade choice depends on type of work you are doing.
 
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Thanks!
I'm comparing for general purpose the circular saw framing blades linked to in op.
 
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Consider a blade like the one for different types of cuts rather than a 24T framing blade. It's more versatile, although only for wood.

https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW3332...6%3A1253528011

It's not a great blade in any regard but would be good for light use in a variety of situations.
 
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I'm a painter not a carpenter but I've always just bought the cheapest carbide tipped blade they have for sale and that has always worked well for me. I'll pay a little more if it's a blade for fine cuts, table saw or miter saw.
 
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Originally Posted by Tony P.
Consider a blade like the one for different types of cuts rather than a 24T framing blade. It's more versatile, although only for wood.

https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW3332...6%3A1253528011

It's not a great blade in any regard but would be good for light use in a variety of situations.
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For now, if I need a bit of a finer finish, I believe, I can get by with the 10" 40T blades that I have for my miter saw.
 
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Originally Posted by marksr

I'm a painter not a carpenter but I've always just bought the cheapest carbide tipped blade they have for sale and that has always worked well for me. I'll pay a little more if it's a blade for fine cuts, table saw or miter saw.
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That's what I was thinking, especially for general purposes and framing...5 blades for the price of 1. Although Diablo's website says "With 5 times the cutting life performance compared to other framing blades..."
 
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