Recently I bought an older Craftsman radial arm saw and put it right to work rebuilding some decking — afterwards the carbide edges on the old blade were rounded over, and it was well past its useful life. Some fellow woodworkers informed me that since this saw will only be used for 90-degree crosscutting, I want a blade in the 80-tooth range, and since Forrest blades are too pricey I decided on the Freud TK806.
This 10″ blade has 80 carbide-tipped teeth, and the “TK” is for thin kerf. It’ll cut through stock like butter and it leaves the ends silky smooth — it even leaves a smoother finish than the 80″ blade in my compound miter saw.
A Silver Industrial Cooling Element (I.C.E.) coating helps keep the blade cool, and laser expansion slots help eliminate blade warping — there are also dampener inserts near the teeth to stop vibration.
The Freud TK806 sells for about $55.