Delta has recently introduced a new line of premium full-kerf saw blades. These premium blades are designed with several ‘practical blade enhancements,’ such as: a 50% increase in the size of carbide to allow for additional re-sharpenings, refined geometries for an improved cut, and reduced noise for a quieter cut.
Okay, let’s get this straight – Delta’s new premium blades are designed to cut better, cut quieter, and last longer. Sounds great to us!
A few more details… the premium saw blades are laser-cut with rim expansion and harmonic body slots – this helps to reduce vibration and cuts down on noise. Tri-foil brazing with induction heating technology is used for perfect tip alignment to help reduce the risk of tip loss and scoring marks in the cut.
Delta refined their design by listening to the likes, dislikes, and cutting techniques of more than 200 professionals in over 100 woodworking shops. Listening to user feedback is a great practice that we wish more companies followed.
Finally, Delta’s new blades are manufactured in Shelbyville, KY, with domestic and foreign materials. These premium saw blades range in price between $75 and $130 depending on functionality, tooth count, and application, and we’ve also seen a few of the styles selling for slightly less.
Delta also deserves props for their downloadbale pdf Quick Reference Guide, which is extremely informative and helpful. For example,