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Re: Tools: Not Diablo
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I really dislike Diablo blades.
The "low friction" coating allows the blade to slip on the arbor.
Then I have problems taking the blade off because it slips again while trying to undo the nut.

Is that in your table saw, or in a Skilsaw/chopsaw?
My tablesaw has pretty large (stock) arbor washers and I'm usually using blade stiffeners. I can't recall ever having a problem with the blade slipping, on any of my saws.
Definitely a problem to investigate, and solve, though.

I haven't found the 'red' Diablo coating to be much better than clean steel for staying resin-free and 'low friction'. Perhaps it's more obvious if cutting a lot of green construction grade lumber?