|Review by Mainiac Matt||posted 05-16-2013 01:05 AM||3131 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Just completing the refurbishment of an older 3 HP Jet cabinet saw, I decided to indulge in the first “premium” blade I’ve ever owned. I read several threads discussing blades and was intrigued to find out what the Hi-ATB with the double sided grind was all about. Now that I have the power, I also wanted to get a non-thin kerf blade.
This blade is “wicked sharp”...
There are a lot of technical discussions already out there, so for my review, I decided to test it against my other two Freud blades and show pictures of the results….
‘F’ is the new Fusion
‘D’ is a Diablo D1024X rip blade
‘K’ is an older 60 tooth ATB Freud cross cut blade that might have been labeled “King Crosscut”
I pulled several samples of 3/4” stock from my cutoff bin.
starting with cross cutting….
Moving on to rip cuts…
And finally particle board and MDF..
I gave the blade 5 stars because the cut quality was the best for both ripping and cross cutting.
you have to go a little slower with the blade, and I did not test it in thick stock
-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!