I have a Chicago Electric 12″ compound miter saw, I have a Diablo~60 TPI blade that I use most of the time and the saw nor bade give me any problems, even on 4″ cedar. I am making a clock out of Birch and switched to an Irwin 100 TPI blade. It hasn’t been used all that much so it shouldn’t be dull, but it is bogging down and burning on both soft pine and the Birch. I grinds itself to a literal halt if you beard down too much, and burns the wood. Do I need a blade with 80 TPI, is 100 TPI too many? I know the saw isn’t much but a good blade compenates for some of the lack of quality. Thanks.
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