Steel cutting circular saw blades ( HF )

In one of the last mail order catalogs from Harbor Freight, I noticed
some steel cutting circular saw blades. 92800 is the item number for a
10 inch 80 tooth 5/8 arbor blade that sells for $20. The teeth are C6
carbide micrograin. They also have bigger and smaller blades.
Sounds like it might be a good deal, but it is always nice to hear from
someone who has tried Harbor Freight tools. So has anyone actually
tried one?
Dan
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dcaster
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Not that part number, but I run their 48 tooth 12" blade in my Makita dry saw all the time.
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It does not wear as well as the factory blade but it doesn't cost like the factory blade either. (Cuts much longer with water based coolant)
--Winston
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Winston
The number for the Harbor Freight 12 inch steel cutting saw blade is 92802. It is a 100 tooth blade with little or no back rake on the teeth. With twice the number of teeth it costs slightly more, $30.
My experience with Harbor Freight saw blades for cutting wood has been good. But except for the saw I use to cut up scrap wood and branches, I don't do much wood cutting. I have inadvertanly cut with that saw thru a few nails with no noticeable affect.
Dan
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dcaster
I tried higher - tooth - count blades and found that a given cut would take much longer to complete than with the 48 tooth blade. The lower tooth count creates a somewhat rougher finish to the cut end but it progresses through steel at a very admirable rate.
Either way, it's still heartwarming to see the blade cut straight, no matter if its a miter or just lopping something off at 90 degrees.
The only bad part is that I couldn't afford the saw earlier.
--Winston
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Winston

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