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    Hello,

    Thus far I have been using 3/4 pine with a #5 skip tooth.
    Today I tried a 1 1/2 inch piece of poplar and the blade struggled.
    Any suggestions on a good size for this size and species of wood?

  • #2
    I would bump it up to a #7 Ultra reverse or a polar blade. Share some pics of your projects we love pics here.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      You can find a lot of help here:
      What Blade Should I Use?
      Also go to Q & A many good tips.
      Have good tension on the blade, have good speed and low feed rate. If you push just a little too hard the blade will start cutting with a bevel. Most blades have a burr and will cut to the righ, you have to move the woos some degree to the right to stay on the line.
      Fd Mike
      SD Mike

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      • #4
        If you have any questions about blades, I definately recommend Mike at FD Blades.

        Mike is right.

        George

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