8 1/4 in compound miter saw blades

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Old 07-27-18, 04:48 PM
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8 1/4 in compound miter saw blades

hello,
i have a 8 1/4 in compound miter saw, i was wondering if i can use an 8in blade???
i use the saw mostly for just quick cuts , junk wood, cutting up pallets for firewood. nothing important. i have about 9- 8in blades from my grandfathers table saw just lying around doing nothing.
i have an 10in sliding compound miter saw that i use for anything important.

thanks for any input
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Old 07-27-18, 04:50 PM
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As long as it fits the arbor.
 
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Old 07-27-18, 05:34 PM
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hi
yes it fits the arbor.
thanks for your help
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Old 07-27-18, 05:42 PM
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sorry to bother u, just want to be safe. I'm sure it doesn't but does age matter, blades are probably from the 50's, no rust on them. look almost new.
 
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Old 07-27-18, 07:08 PM
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Doubtful there would be any problem using them. Worst part is that old blades like that are just sharpened steel... not carbide... and as a result, they will not cut as quickly or easily. This can cause wear on the saw... especially if the pallets are oak. If you find yourself having to push too hard, use a skilsaw with a cheap carbide blade instead.
 
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Old 07-29-18, 12:36 PM
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ok, thanks again for your help
 
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Old 07-30-18, 04:20 AM
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You could also easily use 7 1/4" blades if the depth of cut is enough for what you are doing.
 
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