miter saw blade12″, 80 Tooth Miter Saw Blade

[This is part of my Molding Installation Tool Kit series.]

A good blade for your 10″ or 12″ miter saw is just as important as the saw itself.

Most miter saws come with a general purpose blade, so you’ll need to replace your original blade with a finish blade, like this 80-tooth Kobalt blade I bought from Lowes Home Improvement.

Until now I’ve been cutting moldings with the general-purpose blade that came with the used, Rigid miter saw I bought for Our Molding Makeover, just so I could show you what can be done with the most basic of tools.

This Kobalt is a good upgrade for the money, and will cut your moldings just fine.

For me it will be a significant upgrade, and I’ll be so happy to start using it on my next molding project — building a valance box (pelmet) for our master bedroom. (Read this post by Jennifer to find out why we started this project right now.)

Price and Specs

  • Unit Price  $40.00
  • Size  12″
  • Tooth Count  80
  • Material  Carbide Tipped
  • Vendor  Lowes Home Improvement

Even Better Blades

If you want an even better blade, then you can spend two-three times more money on these other high-quality saw blade brands:

  • AGE
  • Bosch
  • Diablo
  • Freud
  • Systematic
  • Tenryu

Learn More About Miter Saw Blades

If you want to learn more about miter saw blades, there are many well-written articles and woodworking forum discussions on the subject. A quick search will turn up enough results to keep you busy reading for a few hours.

For our purposes, this simple upgraded saw blade will be such a welcome change from my old blade, that I’ll think I’ve died and gone to perfect-miter heaven!

miter saw blades

My new 80-tooth blade on the left compared to my old general purpose miter saw blade right.

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