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Old 11-18-2010, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default Any made in USA circular saw blades?

I've been trying to find a blade for my 7 1/4 circular saw that is a little sharper than a stick of butter and can cut a 2x4 by method of anything other than friction/burning. I figured I would try to find something made in USA so I found an Irwin, flipped it over, and sure enough "CHINA". Now I know it was bound to happen sooner or later... and it may seem odd that Iím putting effort into trying to find a saw blade made in the USA for my Chinese saw (I gave up on US power tools long ago) but I really would like to have something power tool related that was made here.

I checked stillmadeinusa.com and they have nothing. Does anyone know a company I may be missing?

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Old 11-18-2010, 09:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: Any made in USA circular saw blades?

not USA but the Freud Diablos I have are made in Italy or possibly another EU country. Great blades at a fair price; amazon has them as does HD. I was amazed how much better they cut than my old B&D blade- which seemed sharp.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: Any made in USA circular saw blades?

If you can't find a USA blade you might want to check into Freud. Thier blades are made in Italy and seem to be well made. The can be found at the local home centers and Sears. I'm happy with them on my tablesaw and circular saw.


Edit: Haha I took to long writing my post!
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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Default Re: Any made in USA circular saw blades?

I second the Freud blades. The offer a wide selection (application) & sizes...a pleasure to use.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Any made in USA circular saw blades?

If you are cutting by friction and burning, maybe you need to turn the blade around
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:06 AM   #6
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Default Re: Any made in USA circular saw blades?

Where I work, we sell closeout and overstock tools. We have a couple of different 7-1/4" circular saw blades that are made in USA, the cheapest being a mere $3.59. Yes, $3.59 for an American made carbide tipped circular saw blade. Here are some links:

http://www.dryesupply.com/p-539-verm...lade-7-14.aspx

http://www.dryesupply.com/p-841-skil...ct-square.aspx
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:43 AM   #7
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Default Re: Any made in USA circular saw blades?

Is your "friction/burning" blade carbide tipped or the cheapie the saw came with? I'd be more concerned about what type of blade it is vs. COO.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: Any made in USA circular saw blades?

http://www.forrestblades.com/ is a high quality brand, made in the US.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:37 PM   #9
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If you are cutting by friction and burning, maybe you need to turn the blade around
Ha! You know after I spent 30 minutes figuring out how to plug it in and getting that hex shaped do-hickey that holds the blade on tight, it took me about 30 more to realize that not only did i need to put it on the right way but I also had to take it out of the package. They really should let us know that in the instructions.

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Where I work, we sell closeout and overstock tools. We have a couple of different 7-1/4" circular saw blades that are made in USA, the cheapest being a mere $3.59. Yes, $3.59 for an American made carbide tipped circular saw blade. Here are some links:

http://www.dryesupply.com/p-539-verm...lade-7-14.aspx

http://www.dryesupply.com/p-841-skil...ct-square.aspx
All I can say is... Holy crap. Thanks for the info.

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Is your "friction/burning" blade carbide tipped or the cheapie the saw came with? I'd be more concerned about what type of blade it is vs. COO.
It's the cheapie the saw came with, just worn out. The new one will be of better quality regardless of where it comes from, I just prefer to support the home team.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:38 PM   #10
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All the Bosch ones I see are US made.
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