Looking for a quality saw blade for your table saw or miter saw? Irwin has a new line of saw blades out that look very good. The new line is called Marples and it offers the blades in a variety of sizes and tooth count. One thing to note is these blades are made in Italy. What does that mean for you? I have no idea, but I do know the blades I have purchased in the past tend to last longer that are made in Italy as opposed to China. In reality I believe Italy has higher manufacturing standards than China.
A couple cool features these blades offer are extra sharp and oversized carbide which provide a longer life. Irwin also uses a heat resistant non stick coating which reduces gumming and provides a better finished cut. Speaking of a better cut, one thing Irwin puts on the outside of the package is a graphic that shows the user what the blade is designed for and can be used for. They use a nice star system with a 4 star being the best and a 1 star being the lowest. As an example it shows the 40 tooth being much better to cut through hardwood, than the 100 tooth with 3 stars. We found the blades online from $35 to $75 depending upon the size and tooth count.