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#1 posted 01-22-2013 10:44 AM

I doubt you’ll find many folks who’ve tried all of them, so opinions will likely be based on how people feel about what they know. The blades you’re comparing are very close in design, and I’m sure they’d all be very difficult to tell apart based on the cuts when comparing the same style of blade for the same cuts. You should find the Super General and Fusion will be better at fine crosscuts and ply, and leave a cleaner ripping edge than the 40T WWII, but the WWII will be a bit more efficient in ripping thicker materials. Infinity and Forrest are family owned American business, Freud is part of a conglomerate. Infinity’s owner is the son of Carlo Venditto who was part of Freud, CMT, and Jesada earlier in his career. Infinity and Freud blades are made in Italy, Forrest is made in the US. Forrest will be the most expensive of those, but I don’t believe they’ll offer a performance advantage.

Overall I’ve been more impressed with the 6 or 7 blades I’ve used from Infinity than the 8 or 9 I’ve used from Freud, and the 4 I’ve used from Forrest….every single Infinity blade or bit I’ve used has been really impressive. I’d go with full kerf for your saw….switching between kerfs will cause the cursor to deviate from the zero reference, and will need to be addressed every time you switch kerfs. Buy from whichever company you’re most intrigued by…they’re all good companies with good products.

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