Well, I've certainly been convinced to add rip and crosscut blades to my inventory and keep the combo blade for miscellaneous small stuff, more tools!
Try Lenox Diemaster II. They will probably cost a bit more, around $50, but you will only need one. It will probably last longer than all the ten together, which you are now using.I have only praise for Spectrum. Their blades are priced right, and they are consistant. What I mean by consistant is: I use a lot of blades by sawing very hard exotic woods, and lots of cuts, both long grain and cross grain cuts. The blades dull over time and have to be replaced. I order ten at a time, and when I change blades, I do not have to adjust the tension, guides, or tracking. My go to blade is their “Kerf Master,” 1/2 x .022 x 3/4T. This provides a very smooth cut with a very narrow, about .040” kerf.
tried crosscutting a hot dog, like they do with in the Saw Stop demos--it came out crooked, but the saw kept on running.......You had to ask, didn't you BruceAnd how would you know?