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Unread 10-26-2022, 12:35 PM   #1
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recommendations for blades

I have a QEP 60020 tile saw, with the original 10" blade. I have cut a ton of ceramic and natural tile, brick, some granite and bluestone with it and have been very impressed. However it's time for a new one so I'm taking suggestions. I am highly skeptical of the $25 blade I saw on Amazon, which is what QEP itself is asking for but hey, their blade has really proven itself. There are others which are double the price. Have other people done well with QEP products?

I'll be cutting more of the same material/s soon so I'd like to have a new blade on hand before the next project.

Thanks for any and all input.

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Unread 10-26-2022, 01:41 PM   #2
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Might try typing blade and/or blades into the Advanced Search feature and reading some of the more recent posts while you wait.
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Unread 10-26-2022, 01:56 PM   #3
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Pretty ancient posts, for the most part. I know that companies are bought out, then quality suffers, which is why some recent info would be good. All it would take is one guy to say they've had good luck with QEP blades and I'd be sold, as per my last. But $25 seems awfully cheap.

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Unread 10-26-2022, 04:05 PM   #4
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And maybe one will.

I've never used a QEP blade. And I agree that $25 is pretty cheap.
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This Pearl P4 is a nice blade.
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Have had good results with this blade:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/KING-DIA...10S7/100573049
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2nd vote for the Pearl P4........


https://www.stonetooling.com/Pearl-P...p/10.1027x.htm
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Thanks. I ordered the Pearl.
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So far, so good, with the Pearl. I found I couldn't slice brick on edge, due to the raised edge around the arbor, but I did make a bunch of cuts on 1 1/2" blue stone with no issues. I like it. Again, thanks for the rec.
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