Mounted in a well tuned table saw and paired with a zero-clearance table saw insert, the results of crosscutting plywood nearly rival that of my most expensive dedicated plywood crosscut saw blade. I made test cuts in melamine, although that’s not something I do often, and the Super General worked well for that, only exposing a minimal amount of underside chip-out. Crosscutting solid wood is nice and ripping solid wood works fairly well, too.
That being said, this is not the blade I would used to “hog” cut a mess of 8/4″ hard maple. For that I’ll still use my dedicated rip saw blade. In thick stock, I find that a dedicated rip blade cuts faster and the stock is easier to feed than when I use a 40-tooth general-purpose blade. At $110, the Super General is a great saw blade for anyone who wants one blade to do it all.
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