|Review by jonah||posted 06-07-2014 11:26 PM||4426 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
- Freud LU79R006M20 160mm 20mm Arbor Track Saw Blade
- Brand: Freud | Category: Saw Blades
I mentioned this blade in my review of the Scheppach Track Saw. It gave me tearout-free cuts in pretty much everything I have tried with the track saw.
Just look at the closeup of the two blades. On the left you have the stock blade. It is probably a $5 blade. On the right is the Freud. Much more carbide, much sharper carbide, and a much better cut.
The only possibly negative of this blade is the price. At $45, it isn’t cheap, but it’s quite a bit less than Festool blades, and from what I’ve read gives comparable cut quality. $45 seems like a lot for what is basically a 6 1/4 inch circular saw blade, but I can’t complain about the quality of cuts I have gotten.
Worth the money, in my opinion.
Replacing stock blades with moderately-priced, high quality alternatives is one of the best investments you can make. No tool I’ve ever purchased has come with a quality blade, so I’m used to having to spend more to get something decent for the saw.
All in all, I’m happy with the Freud blade.