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Old 10-17-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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I did a search but didn't find anything . I just purchased a makita cordless trim saw to replace my 10 year old dewalt which finally bit the dust . It was time for a new saw .

I have not been able to find any blades for it other than the 16 tooth version that came with it . My local stores sold a 24 tooth for the Dewalt that worked great . The 16 tooth isn't good enough for what I am using it for . The arbor cutout on the Dewalt blades is smaller and they won't fit on the makita .

So does anyone know of another brand I can use on this makita saw? I did see they made a 30 tooth metal cutting blade that is 5 3/8 but I doubt that will work well for the wood I'm cutting with it .

Any recommendations would be appreciated . If I can't get a finer blade for this saw I'll considering drilling out a Dewalt blade to fit though i would rather buy the correct blade and not have to modify them.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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I got mine from the makita rep. when the track saw first come to the states. I told him that since I was the first person to buy it in our area or for that matter state, i should get some free extras with it. I was joking, but then a week later UPS dropped of a couple of boxes filled with blades, shirts, hats, stickers and some other small stuff. Any saw store should beable to find you some blades.

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I got mine from the makita rep. when the track saw first come to the states. I told him that since I was the first person to buy it in our area or for that matter state, i should get some free extras with it. I was joking, but then a week later UPS dropped of a couple of boxes filled with blades, shirts, hats, stickers and some other small stuff.
(Sweet - ya lucky bugger)

Google returned dozens of hits when I typed in "5 & 3/8 blades"

toolking.com & toolbarn.com were right at the top - even Sears has 'em.
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(Sweet - ya lucky bugger)

Google returned dozens of hits when I typed in "5 & 3/8 blades"

toolking.com & toolbarn.com were right at the top - even Sears has 'em.
Maybe I'm going blind . I can't find them with the correct arbor . 5/8"
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Maybe I'm going blind . I can't find them with the correct arbor . 5/8"
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/MAK...aw-Blade-4NNP1

http://www.menards.com/main/tools-ha.../p-1735615.htm

Those are the correct type?
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Thanks but those are metal cutting blades . I'm a cabinet installer . I need a wood trim style blade . I just haven't found any with the 5/8 arbor size . Not to mention the 24 tooth ones that fit the Dewalt are about $16.00. Those metal cutters are $50.00+ . Will they even cut wood decently ? I guess I'll drill out a couple of the dewalt blades . Sucks Makita only offers the 16 tooth wood blade for this saw . It's clearly a trim saw for a woodworker . The 16 tooth blade just doesn't work as well cutting thin panels as the 24 tooth ones , obvioulsy . Hate to way overpay for a small blade like those .
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http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...ex?sku=0267717
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Thanks but the arbor size isn't right . I guess Makita has the only 5/8 arbor in the 5 3/8 line . Most of the others are the 10 mm .

I'm sure there are some other Makita BSS 501 cordless trim saw owners on here . Looks like the 16 tooth makita brand blade is the only wood cutting option for this saw . Good way to make sure you keep getting your customers money . Bad way to treat you tool customers . If I had checked this out I probably wouldn't have bought the saw . I love it but without decent blades it's kinda worthless . I do beleive I can use a metal punch out tool or a drill press to make the dewalt blades fit this saw . I guess I'll give it a try .
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Thanks but those are metal cutting blades . I'm a cabinet installer . I need a wood trim style blade . I just haven't found any with the 5/8 arbor size . Not to mention the 24 tooth ones that fit the Dewalt are about $16.00. Those metal cutters are $50.00+ . Will they even cut wood decently ? I guess I'll drill out a couple of the dewalt blades . Sucks Makita only offers the 16 tooth wood blade for this saw . It's clearly a trim saw for a woodworker . The 16 tooth blade just doesn't work as well cutting thin panels as the 24 tooth ones , obvioulsy . Hate to way overpay for a small blade like those .
You have my sympathy.

I found this one though:
http://www.amazon.com/Makita-A-95037.../dp/B004CWE9L8

Seems the going rate for the standard Makita 16T is around 16 bucks - a buck a tooth?
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I got mine from the makita rep. when the track saw first come to the states. I told him that since I was the first person to buy it in our area or for that matter state, i should get some free extras with it. I was joking, but then a week later UPS dropped of a couple of boxes filled with blades, shirts, hats, stickers and some other small stuff. Any saw store should beable to find you some blades.
bosch did something similar for me last year.. i bought the 18 gauge pinner only to find out it cant sink 2" pins , or 1 1/2's in 1/4 round.. i emailed them about it and they didnt help... talked to joe the pro and he sent me a new gun that did work along with a hat and some jig saw blades

as for the 5 3/8 blades. we get the irwin marathon blades from grainger or if in a pinch the freud blades from evil orange
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Have you tried putting on the standard 6.5" diameter 5/8" arbor blade? It just may clear and then you would have many many more options.

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blade will hook the guard and destroy it...don't ask me how i know
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blade will hook the guard and destroy it...don't ask me how i know
Operator error.
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Have you looked at these?

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-A-95037...%2F8+saw+blade

http://www.amazon.com/Oshlun-SBW-054...ref=pd_cp_hi_0
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What the heck does this mean?

Individually hand-hammered by skilled saw technicians for guaranteed flatness and proper tension to make the perfect cut

So Makita has some skilled guys banging on these blades with a hammer after they take it out of the kiln.
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This may widen the field. 20mm to 5/8 bushing
http://www.amazon.com/Freud-BL71MGW9.../dp/B00004RK8L

30T, 40T & 48T 5 3/8 x 20mm WOOD cutters (scroll down)
http://www.toolbarn.com/blades/saw/t...nufacturer=465

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Go to the Tenryu site, they have them
http://www.tenryu.com/
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I use Oshlun on my Makita 5 3/8 saw

They sell them on amazon
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Thanks for the new links guys .

I wanted to use my new saw today and I had 2 dewalt 24 tooth blades leftover and I drilled them out to 5/8 and they worked fine . Glad to know I can buy the proper blades and modify the Dewalts if neccessary .

Not to much trouble to drill out the DeWalt blades but I'd rather buy the correct ones .

Thanks again.
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I use Oshlun on my Makita 5 3/8 saw

They sell them on amazon
Thanks Tccoggs . I ordered 2 of those 5 3/8 blades for my new saw as well as some blades for my ocsillating tool . They had really decent pricing .

Do you use their blades on your other saws ? If so how do you like them ? Mitre / tables saw ect ? I order all my screws and fasteners online anyway .

I was not familar with these blades . I'd like to find another fairly priced option vs what my local stores sell . This could be it .

Appreciate the input .

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