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All Star Performer

All Star Performer

03-11-2016 05:11 PM by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

This is a review of the LU86 thin kerf 40 tooth general purpose blade. I have been using this blade for all rips and crosscuts, and I must say I’m quite impressed. For ripping I was mentally comparing it to my Freud 24 tooth dedicated ripping blade. It seemed to rip 13/16” stock just as effortlessly as the 24 tooth ripper, but with a cleaner edge. There was no chipout at all with the use of a ZCI. My ripper often chips out the underside of hardwood cuts. I also look for a ...

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How to Win a Customer's Loyalty

How to Win a Customer's Loyalty

02-19-2016 07:16 PM by Ben | 5 comments »

This is more a review of Freud’s customer service rather than the SD508 itself. First, a short background: I’m a total beginner – I have no background in woodworking or family in construction or anything of the sort. I started hobby woodworking about a year ago. My start in woodworking was delayed a bit because I firmly believe in buying quality products once, instead of less precise stuff that leaves me with upgrade-itis down the road. So I saved my pennies and boug...

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A great dado set..

A great dado set..

01-15-2016 12:13 AM by edwood1975 | 3 comments »

Since I purchased my rigid tablesaw I have been really trying to advance my knowledge of exactly what a TS can do and I figured joinery techniques was a good a place as any.. In in the middle of the design phase of creating mitre saw station and I think the doors will be mortise and tennon joinery anyway I have been practicing with this set.. The Pros:Really like the quality of the blades,chippers and spacers.. I like how easy it is for a beginner like me to align everything in the s...

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Freud P410 Fusion Full Kerf

Freud P410 Fusion Full Kerf

01-04-2016 09:50 PM by fivecodys | 6 comments »

I received this from my wife for Christmas. (Good wife huh?)It was ordered from Amazon.com and came via OnTrac in great condition.So far I am very pleased with the performance.I have crosscut and ripped several feet of Maple & Birch and I have no complaints.Very minimal burning when ripping. (It’s time to check my fence alignment too)Cross cuts in my sled were very clean.This is the best quality blade I have ever used. I should have bought one sooner.I replaced an older Freud Com...

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Freud router bit broke into 3 pieces.

Freud router bit broke into 3 pieces.

06-25-2015 10:06 PM by Julian | 23 comments »

I used this 3/8” up spiral bit for over a year when making mortises for a gate (in redwood).This bit did not get used very much. Supposedly it is solid carbide.Recently I was routing slots for a jig in a medium dense wood using my router table.When I was nearly finished I heard a bang and discovered the bit broke into 3 pieces.These router bits are not cheap; over $50. I emailed Freud twice on from their website about thisand to find out if they warranty the bits. No response after 3...

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A World of Difference from the Stock Blade

A World of Difference from the Stock Blade

06-07-2014 11:26 PM by jonah | 9 comments »

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, a...

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I've tried a few blades but this one does it.

I've tried a few blades but this one does it.

05-26-2014 07:16 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

Usually in my old Rockwell/Delta table saw I use a combination blade. I do very little crosscutting in my table saw as it’s not new and doesn’t have a super fence on it. My main use of it is to cut my wood to width in the jointing/planing process of readying the wood to use. I own a nice sliding combo 12” Bosch miter saw that I do all of my crosscutting with. The combination of the two saws lets me get by pretty good. I tried a couple of rip blades in the past few years....

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Amazing Saw Blade - No Burning!!!

Amazing Saw Blade - No Burning!!!

03-19-2014 02:19 AM by Jerry | 18 comments »

On the advice of many Lumberjocks after my forum post about having problems burning Maple, I went out today and bought this blade. This is the magic bullet. No burning, No resistance smooth smooth smooth cutting!!!! Buy this blade now.

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More Freud Junk

More Freud Junk

01-01-2014 11:05 PM by mcase | 13 comments »

Don’t Confuse this with the previous posting on Freud Junk. This a different Lumberjock with his own Freud Junk story. It was funny logging on to find another member just posted about this. I guess I’m not alone in my recent sad experience with Freud. Let me start by saying that I own dozens of Freud router bits and several of their door making sets. I have used Freud products for years and have been completely satisfied with all the Freud products I have ever owned until no...

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Expensive Junk

Expensive Junk

12-31-2013 04:19 AM by colvinatch | 30 comments »

I bought this bit as part of a three bit set for $75.00 and had high expectations after reading about their revolutionary four blade cutting bits. I put this cove and bead bit in and after the first cut (which was smooth) one of the blades split and separated from the bit and buried itself into my router table fence. What is most troublesome of all is the fact that I communicated this to Freud with no response in over two weeks, not only does Freud have terrible quality control, now ad non-...

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