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Glue Line Rip !

Glue Line Rip !

1774 days ago by Routerisstillmyname | 30 comments »

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&...

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Freud Jointer knives = POOP

Freud Jointer knives = POOP

1583 days ago by spaids | 29 comments »

These blades are so dull, I couldn’t even cut my finger with these. I contacted Freud directly about it and all I received was “thats our blades thats how they come. If you don’t like it you should return them to where you bought them. We don’t get any complaints about our blades” Umm YES you do get complaints because I was complaining with him right then. The dull blades I am replacing are sharper than these brand new Freud blades and Freud has ZERO concer...

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Clean dados in framing lumber - 1 star off for instructions

Clean dados in framing lumber - 1 star off for instructions

1035 days ago by Makai | 6 comments »

Aloha Lumberjocks! This is my first review and my first stacked Dado set. Bought this set for a fencing project with too many cuts for the “move the fence” technique. I visited the local Home Depot, Lowes, Woodcraft, and shopped Amazon. Woodcraft had the Forrest and Freud “dial a dado” sets, but $350 was more than I wanted to spend. I decided to get the Freud SD-208 which had good reviews here on Lumberjocks. Lowes didn’t carry it but Home Depot had somethin...

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Freud SD606 Dado set - Tradeoffs

Freud SD606 Dado set - Tradeoffs

1695 days ago by richgreer | 8 comments »

This dado set is the 6 inch version of Freud’s dial-a-width model. There are several things I like about it but, as is often the case, there are trade-offs. The dial-a-width concept means that you do not need any shims. The outer cutter has a mechanism that, effectively, causes the width of that cutter to expand up to 7/64 of an inch in increments of 1/256 of an inch. Using the dial-a-width mechanism in lieu of shims is very convenient. Me and those shims never got along very well....

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Freud RTS5300 Router & Router Table Kit

Freud RTS5300 Router & Router Table Kit

1670 days ago by CharlieD | 11 comments »

Woodcraft has this combination on sale at a good price. I have assembled everything but have yet to use the router. I did turn it on and was impressed with the soft start feature. The plunge mechanism is smooth and works well. So far I’m impressed with the workmanship of the table and fence (nice and heavy) and everything fit together well. The installation instructions could easily be improved but I got through it without too much angst. However, I was missing parts. The flat...

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Freud Adjustable (Ogee) rail and Stile Bit Set

Freud Adjustable (Ogee) rail and Stile Bit Set

1523 days ago by Drew | 7 comments »

Nice set of bits.I paid $120, about $20 more then the non-adjustable set. Pros:-Quality cut. Very nice, clean, single pass cut. Better then my Grizzly (purple set).-Versatile. I will leave the details to Freud Cons:-Directions. I had to go online (not to Freud, but to Woodcraft) to find instructions. Even then the instructions are not as detailed as I would have liked. I wish they would show you how many shims to use to achieve a certain width groove. Not just “and shims a...

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Excellent all around blade

Excellent all around blade

1589 days ago by MedicKen | 9 comments »

Over the past year I have heard nothing but praise about the new Freud P410 blade. Freud has touted it as the best all around blade and even “out performs” the Forrest WWII. Not being one to buy into all the hype and jump on the band wagon I figured I would bide my time and wait until I found a new blade at a more affordable price. I do have a Forrest WWII and I paid a pretty penny for it, however it is a thin kerf blade. I got the thin kerf because at the time I had an under p...

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Above Table Adjustments Make This Router a Cut Above

Above Table Adjustments Make This Router a Cut Above

688 days ago by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

I have been using the Freud fixed base FT1700VCE for the past several years. It is my dedicated table router where it excells at easy bit changes and height adjustments all from above the table. No more bending over, kneeling, and craning to change bits under the table. It also offers a wide base opening to accomodate all large panel raising bits. Those features make it an ideal table router. At 13 amps or 2-1/4 hp, it has power to spare. Comparing it to my other routers, it cuts more...

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the good and the bad

the good and the bad

1015 days ago by Bill1225 | 19 comments »

well got my powermatic pm2000 today set and dialed in put brand new fussion blade in and first cut lost a tooth!!!!!! it stuck right in to my shirt. So i got freud on the horn and was prepared to get upset but, after explaining what happend first word out of his mouth was” are you ok , don’t worry about the blade we want to make sure you are ok”. After assuring them i was ok they emailed me the return paper work and info, then for my inconvenience they asked what blade i wo...

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Plywood Blade cuts cleanly

Plywood Blade cuts cleanly

1000 days ago by HamS | 7 comments »

I installed this blade and made a few test cuts on my saw before starting to cut the birch veneer plywood I am making my laundry cabinets from. I posted three photos: the first the before image of a cut made with my existing general purpose blade in the table saw. The good side was nice and clean but there was significant chipping and tearout of the down side. Picture two is the same piece cut with the new blade. There is a small amount of chipping, but it is much improved. The top side ...

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