At Dieter Schmid Fine Tools, we have stocked router bits produced by Sistemi Klein (manufactured in Italy ) for a number of years, and have been very impressed by their quality and value for money. Recently we have also started to stock circular and table saw blades from the same company. Our colleague Anthony has tested some of the blades and his report follows.
I recently tested 3, 250mm table saw blades
250 x 3.2 Z60 blade with an alternate top bevel - designed for a clean crosscut in hardwood and laminate board. A heavy, 60 tooth blade. (item number 364122)
250 x 3.2 Z24 blade with an alternate top bevel - designed for quick cutting of all wood and laminate board. A heavy, 24 tooth blade. (item number 364162)
250 x 3.2 Z20 blade with a straight top, no bevel - designed for ripping with a large cut height. (item number 364158)
I started with the Z60 first. The test wood was 15mm laminated plywood, that I was using to make some zero tolerance table saw inserts. When cutting this in the past, I have often experienced a burning on the edges. No problem with this blade, no burning and the edge was so clean; I didn't need to use a plane to smooth it. Even raising the blade into the laminate (to create the blade opening) proved no problem.
Next, the Z24. Test wood was 36mm American cherry. I both ripped and crosscut several pieces. Sure, the cut was not as clean as with a Z60 blade, but I was able to cut with a fast feed rate. No burning or stress for the blade at all.
Lastly, the Z20 rip blade. For this, I used very heavy and sap wet Larch ( 40mm thick, 1meter long and approx. 15kg per piece ), a real test both for the blade, and for my small table saw. I expected some issues here. In fact, the saw motor really came under serious load, but the blade cut well, no burning or trouble cutting the Larch. Very impressive for a small diameter blade.
Facts, the 3 blades from Sistemi look very well made, solid, heavy construction with laser cut heat sinks. They produce dozens of tooth patterns and teeth per blade, enough for any task you may need a blade for. The 3 I used performed very well, especially the Z20. Really a recommended product and like the router bits, they represent great value for money.