|Review by klpete45||posted 02-19-2009 01:26 AM||8455 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I bought this blade last year when I had a considerable quantity of rough-cut walnut to process. My saw at that time was a Ryobi BT3000. While it did manage to rip full 2”thick boards with a 40 tooth combo blade, it did struggle and left a lot of burn marks. So I did a little internet research and settled on the Freud blade since the manufacturer claimed “This blade gives new life to underpowered table saws…..”and the fact that I could get it online for under $50 made it hard to resist. I frequently am disappointed by product claims, but not in this case. The blade made an incredible difference in the capabilities of the BT3000. Nominal, well dried lumber cut like butter – the thick walnut was no effort. I was so excited, I pulled out a full 2” red oak board and ripped a 2” strip from it – it required a slower feed rate, but it cut it cleanly and (relatively speaking) quickly. Several months prior I had broken a belt on the saw trying to rip this same oak board. The edges are extremely smooth and I can’t think of a single down side to this blade. I now have a Ridgid 3660 and use the LU87R010 on it exclusively when I am ripping. I assume that this blade puts less strain on the motor thus extending its life. I suppose the most positive endorsement I can make is that I would gladly purchase this blade again. If your saw is underpowered or marginal, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this blade. This is my first review, I hope it is helpful.
-- Klpete45, Oklahoma