Whole other topic.
The engine on that saw must be pristine. Air filters clean. But air filters are never clean. No dirt in the carbies, but they are usually dirty!
Ok, so say I do want FASTER?
How much faster will a faster blade be?
If we're talking a 200% cost difference in the blade will the blade cut at least 50% faster??
I'm sure the $80 blades are not fast. But again - its a numbers game. if the job is priced for 4 days, and it takes 4 days (or less) than the $80 blade didn't let us down. Now - if that $80 blade ran us into an additional day - then we have a problem. In 18 years - we have never had a blade effect our production. A saw with a clogged air filter - all the time. A saw with a seized piston - yep, about every 18 to 24 months. But blade issues - never.
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My Equipment Brag List:
-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.