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    Default Can Triton saw blades be sourced in Oz, and/or are there equivalent blades here?

    Hi,
    I am chasing a Triton SAW BLADE 235 X 40T 30MM BORE (TA235CSL059) but am surprised to find only UK online stores -- given I bought my saw (Model TSA 001) at a packed-out Triton display night in a local Hardware Store! Triton was all the rage back then.
    Are there any local suppliers?
    Secondly, I was shown some similar blades in terms of diameter and tooth count (Irwin?), but they did not have anywhere near the same length of Tungsten Carbide Tooth. Can anyone recommend another make of blade with a TCT length the same as the Triton?
    I work with recycled, seasoned, timber (mostly hardwood) but also rip plywood sheets. Thanks for your help.

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    By the look of it, the original Aussie blades with the longer tungsten teeth are getting very hard to find, even in the UK.

    https://www.tritontools.uk.com/tritonblades.html

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    Thanks, Lappa....
    The secretary of the ACT Triton-users Club alerted me that my fixation on tooth length was not as importnat as kerf width. He states:
    "........a more important factor than the tungsten length is the width. The Triton workcentre was designed to take a blade of a certain thickness, and with a 2.8mm kerf, which places the cut in the middle of the saw slot. Most blades these days are thin kerf, and some have a thin blade, which are to be avoided because the cut is not wide enough to allow the cut edge to clear the riving knife/saw guard, and you can't move that in the slot. I have used a 2.4mm kerf blade ok, but thinner than that gives a problem.......". Thew consensus to date is Carbatec with a 36t blade
    https://www.carbatec.com.au/cmt-combination-blade

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    Are you sure the TSA001 uses a 30mm bore, every one I've seen has a 25mm bore. The newer TA235 saw has the 30mm bore.

    my go-to for what you're after has been Austsaw blades, but even they've been forced to succumb to Chinese manufactured blades to be cost competitive. But it's still worth checking out what they have to offer even though the kerf is thinner than what you're after. They can do custom bore to suit your arbor size if it's not in their standard range.

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    Thanks Richmond68,

    You are indeed correct! I have mixed up my Triton models in search of a blade online. My TSA001 takes saw blades of 2 arbor sizes -- 25mm and 16mm. The current blade has a ring in it to match the spindle. I have attached an image. The blade has lost all labelling, but I now see the saw itself has the arbor size(s) written on it. Why did I not notice this before jumping to conclusions? These replies above have certainly helped me be more careful in my searching. Thank you all.....IMG_20180521_171154.jpg

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    Default UK ebay? Triton-TCT-Circular-Saw-Blade-235mm-x-30mm-x

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    Carbatec also has the CMT blade with a 25mm arbor - I have just ordered one. It looks very similar to a Triton blade.

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    There's also the carbitool blades, they're a 3mm kerf and available in both 25mm and 30mm bore.

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    Hi Richmond68,

    The Austsaw blades had one that looked identical, but I emailed them and learned the kerf on that blade was 2.4mm, whereas the kerf on the Triton blade I have is 2.8mm ( for timber to pass through the riving knife in the workbench saw slot). The replies here have provided several options with the right bore, kerf, diameter -- albeit with 36 teeth. Thanks again

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    Thanks, gms002a. This ebay site in the UK is what led me down the wrong path......this blade (with 30mm arbor) is for the newer Triton saw. Mine is the older TSA001 and it takes blades with bores of 25mm (with a spacer ring), or 16mm. There are a few of these blades for the newer model around online, but I have found no sources of TSA001 blades still "in stock". Thanks anyway. Replies here have put me onto some suitable replacements. The idea is for me to have one spare for when the other is being sharpened. I have some work coming up making a table from tulip-oak flooring scavenged from a ruin. So I removed all blades from my thicknesser (old GMC), mitre saw (old Makita) and table saw (Triton) to take them to a sharpener, with the thought of buying new blades en route. Well, I ended up with NO blades (and no sharpening!) from that little expedition to town because nobody had anything suitable in stock! I am forced to admit to myslef the world I live in nowadays has few shortcuts around the "non-standard", "non-fixable", and "disposable" approach to tooling.

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    About to send a PM
    I think I might have what you are looking for
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plectropomus View Post
    Hi Richmond68,

    The Austsaw blades had one that looked identical, but I emailed them and learned the kerf on that blade was 2.4mm, whereas the kerf on the Triton blade I have is 2.8mm ( for timber to pass through the riving knife in the workbench saw slot). The replies here have provided several options with the right bore, kerf, diameter -- albeit with 36 teeth. Thanks again
    Note the Carbitool one has 40 teeth.

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    PM responded to, Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plectropomus View Post
    The current blade has a ring in it to match the spindle. I have attached an image. The blade has lost all labelling, but I now see the saw itself has the arbor size(s) written on it. Why did I not notice this before jumping to conclusions? These replies above have certainly helped me be more careful in my searching. Thank you all.....Can Triton saw blades be sourced in Oz, and/or are there equivalent blades here?-img_20180521_171154-jpg
    Perhaps out of order, but

    your current blade seems to have a lot of meat remaining on the carbide tips.
    have you looked getting the blade sharpened and possibly reshaped?
    Here the cost to resharpen a 40 tooth blade is around $25
    regards from Canada

    ian

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