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Review by Routerisstillmyname posted 1738 days ago 4436 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When Freud claims that this blade will give you flawless rips and glue joints, they are not boasting.
I purchased this blade few months back but never got around using it until this week when I got tired cleaning the mess my jointer was making.
Long story short, this put my jointer to shame. The cut is so smooth; you may have to scuff it up a bit before gluing.
Well, I’m not the least bit surprised, Freud makes some of the longest lasting and sharpest router bits and saw blades around. it’s 30T, 12 Hook and with 1/8” Full Kerf.
Enough said.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.




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Karson

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#1 posted 1738 days ago

Sounds like a good blade.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1738 days ago

very good hard to believe it works that well.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Routerisstillmyname

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#3 posted 1738 days ago

I was a skeptic also until I used this blade.
Unfortunately pictures can’t capture the smoothness. You just have to see and feel the cut to believe it.
Let me put it another way, If I had used this saw blade two months ago, Most likely, I would not have purchased a jointer and would have opted for a planer instead.
Jointers have their place but if someone were to buy a jointer just for glue up boards, I would recommend they give this blade a try first.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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dbhost

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#4 posted 1738 days ago

Considering how well their 40T Diablo blades work, I am not at all surprised that their higher end blades work so well…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1738 days ago

Thanks for sharing.
I’m searching on-line store in UK that has this blade, but so far cannot find one.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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bern92

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#6 posted 1737 days ago

I’ve got the same blade and i love it. Work like they said.

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SEE

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#7 posted 1737 days ago

I have a couple of their thin kerf blades. Both give me the same glue line rip as well as super smooth cross cuts. I’m a believer, now!

Next, I want to try some of their quadra cut router bits.

-- Build for the joy of it!

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closetguy

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#8 posted 1737 days ago

I only use Freud blades and the glue line rip is one of the finest ripping blades I have ever used.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com

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patron

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#9 posted 1737 days ago

it sounds like a great blade .

however , nothing beats flattening and straightening rough lumber like a jointer ,
and nothing makes thickness like a planer !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Peter Oxley

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#10 posted 1737 days ago

I just about wore out my current blade, I think maybe it can be sharpened one more time. The new one came today. I’ve spent a lot more on a rip blade, but never had one that I liked better.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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longboarder

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#11 posted 1737 days ago

where are these blades available to purchase and how much are they? Thanks

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bigike

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#12 posted 1737 days ago

what store did u get it from? also is it a flat bottom cut cuz im looking for a blade just like that and i was gonna go with the forest but found the freud to be cheaper.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 1737 days ago

This is An excellent blade! Just had mine resharpened and it sure lasted a long time in between its last sharpening.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#14 posted 1736 days ago

Never been disappointed with Freud but always amazed.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 1736 days ago

I use this blade all of the time and have equally pleasing results.

I have it on my tablesaw right now and it is the one that sees the most use.

That also means that I have two of them because when one is being sharpened I put the other one on.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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